Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Paddy Tipping has secured more than £400,000 of extra funding to support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence amid the pandemic. Distribution will be fast-tracked to help charities and support providers cope with the additional pressure and strain of soaring demand.
The funding, which amounts to £424,514, comes on top of the PCC’s usual Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Victim Services’ Grant. As part of the £40 million funding, the Ministry of Justice has provided PCCs with an uplift to their core victim support grant that is targeted at community-based support services for victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse. Allocations for Nottinghamshire are as follows:
- Domestic Abuse - £196,355
- Sexual Violence - £139,533
The funding is for organisations in Nottinghamshire that provide support services that have the purpose of helping victims and survivors of domestic abuse or sexual violence cope with the impacts of crime, and, as far as possible, recover from the harm they have experienced. This funding is to help with the additional costs resulting from Covid related demand or anticipated extra demand on services due to Covid. Survivors supported must live in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire.
For more information about how to apply for this funding, please visit the PCC website to access the Guidance Notes and Expression of Interest Form.
The deadline for the Expression of Interest Form is 11.59pm on Sunday 28 February 2021.