COVID-19 Fund - DA & SV

COVID-19 Fund - DA & SV

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, Martin Underhill, would like to invite local domestic abuse and sexual violence support charities to apply for additional funding to support more victims and their families during the effects of Covid-19.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched the ‘Covid-19 Extraordinary Ministry of Justice Funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support Service’ after securing £25 million from the Government. The extra funding will be available to charities and organisations who support vulnerable people including victims and survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse.

The funding will cover contingency funding needs from 24 March 2020 (first day of lockdown) to 31 October 2020. Funding may be used to cover both incurred and anticipated additional costs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For example, funding may be used to:

  • Address short term income disruption;
  • Meet essential costs of sustaining current activities, such as 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

Who can apply?

To apply for this funding organisations must be a registered charity, a charitable incorporated organisation or a social enterprise, including companies limited by guarantee and community interest companies.

You must provide support services that have the purpose of helping victims of crime cope with the impacts of crime, and, as far as possible, recover from the harm they have experienced.

Applicants must deliver domestic abuse or sexual violence services as a key part of their operation to be eligible.

How much funding can you apply for?

  • There is no maximum limit to what can be applied for, but requests deemed excessive will be excluded from evaluation.

How to Apply?

To apply please read and understand the PCCs Terms & Conditions and download the Funding Request Form below;

Covid-19 Grant – PCC Terms and Conditions

Covid-19 – Funding Request Form

For further information surrounding the terms of this funding please refer to the PCC Guidance provided by the MoJ

The deadline for this opportunity is 15:00 on 01st June 2020. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.

Further Information

  • Funding will be distributed where it is deemed the need is greatest.
  • Funding requests will be assessed by a Grant Panel made up of members of the OPCC
  • Partial funding may be awarded to allow funding to reach more organisations.



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