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Apply for £20m COVID-19 Emergency funding domestic abuse and sexual violence support services
Charities or groups who wish to apply for funding to help victims of Domestic Abuse or Sexual violencee should complete this form /fluidcms/files/files/MoJ_COVID-19-Extraordinary-Funding-Requests-to-Hertfordshire-PCC_NEW.xlsx and return it be email to email@example.com. Please help us to help you by ensuring that all fields on the form are completed before submission.
The money is being made available by the Ministry of Justice to support vulnerable people, and is being distributed via Police and Crime Commissioners.
Under the plans there is £10m available in England and Wales to boost the domestic abuse services that are already funded by PCCs, plus £5m for new providers.
Another £5m will be awarded to current and new sexual violence service providers.
Funding applications must be made by Sunday May 31st to the office of the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
As part of the process PCCs must conduct an assessment of need for COVID-19 related emergency funding in relation to both sexual violence and domestic abuse support services in their local area.
The COVID-19 extraordinary funding is from 24 March to 31 October 2020 to meet the additional costs registered charities or social enterprise have incurred or will incur whilst adapting their services during the pandemic, and to cope with demand increases resulting from it, during this time period.
For example, funding may be used to:
- meet essential costs of sustaining current activities, such the purchasing of assets to support the move to remote and digital working, and additional staff to cover those unable to work for reasons related to the pandemic; and
- address increased demand.
- address short term dispurtion
More details on the fund can be found at The Ministry of Justice website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-funding-for-domestic-abuse-and-sexual-violence-support-services