The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has awarded £401,667.47 of Covid-19 Extraordinary Funding to Cleveland for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support Services.
On 19 May 2020, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced an additional £20m of Covid-19 Extraordinary Funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support Services.
The funding is in three categories. They were as follows:
- Domestic abuse services already commissioned by the PCC;
- Sexual Violence Services already commissioned by the PCC and those that are not currently funded by the PCC;
- Domestic abuse services not currently commissioned by the PCC.
Funding can be used to address the costs associated with the pandemic from 24 March 2020 to 31 October 2020. In September, it was agreed that this timeframe could be extended to March 2021),
Funding can cover things like short term disruption to income, essential costs of sustaining current activities or addressing increased demand.
As per the funding criteria, the opportunity for local services to bid for funding was made available and promoted via local networks and on OPCC social media.
Nine bids were received with all services who applied being granted an element of funding (Eva applied twice – one for Domestic Abuse and one for Sexual Violence)
Cleveland was granted £402,007.63 from the MoJ. A total of £401,667.47 was awarded to the following service providers:
Funding for domestic abuse services already commissioned by the PCC
- Harbour – £135,742.00
- Foundation – £53,441.45
- My Sister’s Place – £82,597.27
- Tees Valley Inclusion Project (Halo) – £24,772.00
Sexual violence services already commissioned by the PCC and those not currently funded by the PCC
- A Way Out – £6430.00
- Arch – £16,555.87
- Eva Women’s Aid – £12,800
- Safer Communities – £11,890.48
Funding for Domestic abuse services not currently commissioned by the PCC
- NACRO – £28,719.00
- Eva Women’s Aid – £24,690.48