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Extraordinary Covid-19 funding for victim services

On 19 May 2020, the Ministry of Justice announced an additional £20m of Covid-19 Extraordinary Funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support Services. The funding will be allocated through PCCs, who assisted the Government to understand the impact of Covid-19 on local services and their immediate funding requirements.

How much funding has been provided to Cleveland?

Services supporting victims of sexual and domestic abuse across Cleveland can bid for up to £192,000. This funding will cover the financial period 24 March to 31 October 2020 inclusive.

Cleveland’s funding is broken down as below:

Table - Covid victim service funding
Is my organisation eligible to apply?

The PCC encourages bids from all local services currently supporting victims of domestic or sexual violence. Bids will be assessed by the Commissioner and his team.

Organisations must be:

  • A charity
  • A charitable incorporated organisation
  • As social enterprise or community interest company (CIC)

Bids are open to all involved in providing support services for victims of domestic or sexual abuse, whether currently funded by the Commissioner or not.

Further information and guidance notes can be found of the Ministry of Justice website.

The money can be used to address costs associated with the pandemic from 24 March through until 31 October, including short term disruption to income, essential costs of sustaining current activities or addressing increased demand.

How does my organisation make an application?

Applications can be made by completing the funding request form below and returning to pcc@cleveland.pnn.police.uk by 12-noon on 5 June.

Allocations will be confirmed no later than 19 June 2020.

If you have any questions about the fund or the application process, please contact Commissioner’s Officer for Victims, Rachelle Kipling on rachelle.kipling@cleveland.pnn.police.uk or 07971776634.

Covid-19 Extraordinary Funding Request Form (MS Excel, 24.8KB)


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