The Home Office have announced their second round of funding for organisations that support domestic violence victims – the eligibility has now been expanded to include all organisations which support victims (even if domestic abuse is not the primary purpose of the whole organisation).
The remaining £1,207,000 of the 2 million fund has now been opened for applications.
The remit for eligibility includes:
- Organisations which provide a national service (i.e. all of England, all of Wales, or both)
- Organisations where the supported victims are very geographically dispersed over multiple Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) areas, and/or no one PCC area is the clear base for the majority of victims
- Umbrella or second tier organisations
- Organisations which undertake capacity building, or which support other organisations to support victims and survivors (for example with training, or expert advice and guidance). This includes those supporting the police in their response to domestic abuse. It also includes those supporting local authorities or other statutory bodies.
The guidance documents make clear that organisations providing support for ‘honour’ based abuse, forced marriage and genital mutilation will be included.
Please access the application form and guidance here.
The deadline for applications is soon, email applications to HODomesticAbuseCV-19Fund@homeoffice.gov.uk by midday on 20th July 2020