On 25 March 2022, PCCs received a letter from Minister Atkins informing them of the
announcement made by the Deputy Prime Minister, that £147m of funding will be committed to
over a multi-year period, until the end of 2024/25 for victim services.
This announcement responds to feedback from PCCs and the victim support sector about the
challenges short-term investment causes for commissioning and delivering support.
Multi-year funding will allow victim support services, and those commissioning them, to invest in building capacity and strengthen the resilience of services.
National ISVA/IDVA Fund
In 2021/22 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) provided £27m to recruit and retain 700 ISVA and IDVA
posts across the country.
It was initially confirmed this funding would extend to 2022/23; as part of the multi-year funding update, this has now been extended to the end of 2024/25.
In Cleveland, this means the 12.6 IDVA/ISVAs referred to in decision record 2021-0007071 will be
funded until March 2025.
In addition, the Government has committed to a target of 1000 ISVA/IDVA posts by 2024/25. During 2022/23, this included the recruitment and training of an additional 100 posts. Following an expression of interest process in May 2022, Cleveland was informed that it had been successful in being awarded funding for two additional posts as below – again until March 2025:
- Arch Teesside – ISVA – £95,697 until March 2025
- My Sisters Place – IDVA – £114,923 until March 2025
Domestic Abuse / Sexual Violence Support Services Fund
Alongside the national ISVA/IDVA fund, the MoJ opened a needs assessment process for the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support Services Fund.
PCCs were required to implement an open and transparent application process from providers and submit to the MoJ.
In July 2022, the MoJ confirmed that Cleveland was being awarded £297,399.49 per annum until March 2025. This funding has been allocated as below (per annum until March 2025):
- Halo – £27,000
- My Sisters Place – £58,670
- Harbour – £112,176
- Arch Teesside – £29,448
- Eva – £40,000
Violence Against Women and Girls
- A Way Out – £30,105
To note and approve the allocation of just over £508,019 of additional funding, covering 1 April
2022 – 31 March 2025, as set out within this decision with £210,620 being provided to
increase the number of Independent Sexual Violence Advisors within Cleveland and a further
£297,399 to increase Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support Services within Cleveland.
Decision 2022- 0004 Ministry of Justice National Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) / Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor (IDVA) Fund and Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support Services Fund 2022/2025 allocations (application, 169kB)