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Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Fund

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Fund

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, David Sidwick, would like to invite local domestic abuse and sexual violence organisations to apply for funding to support more victims of crime following a funding announcement from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

In March 2022 the MoJ announced the investment of £147m of funding over a multi-year period, until the end of 2024/25, for victim services. This additional investment includes making additional funding available for DA & SV services. 

Who can apply?

There is no requirement of applying organisations to be; a registered charity, a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), or a social enterprise to be eligible for this funding. 

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, or lack clear evidence of cost, will be excluded from evaluation.

How to Apply?

Guidance from the MoJ for this fund and for the commissioning of services that support victims from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

If you would like to apply, please read and understand the documents provided and download the Provider Needs Assessment Form below;

DA & SV Fund - PCC Approach

MoJ PCC Guidnace for Funding Allocations

MoJ Supporting BAME Victims of Crime - Guidance for Commissioners

Provider Needs Assessment Template

The deadline for this opportunity is 17:00 on 27 April 2022. 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 Panel made up of members of the OPCC
  • Partial funding may be awarded to allow funding to reach more organisations.



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