Domestic abuse and sexual violence organisations invited to apply to PCC for extra funding

Dr Alan Billings has been allocated an additional £314,710 from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence across South Yorkshire.

Earlier this month there was an announcement by the MoJ that there will be a further £40m funding for victim support services, specifically the funding is for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence support:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/extra-40m-to-help-victims-during-pandemic-and-beyond

The funding for South Yorkshire will be allocated as follows

  • £251,955 to organisations supporting domestic abuse
  • £62,755 to organisations supporting sexual violence

Organisations that provide support to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence are invited to apply for grants from the funding that has been awarded.

Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire Dr Alan Billings said: “Over the past year of restrictions and lock-downs incidents of domestic abuse and sexual violence have been rising. I have now been able to secure further funding for  organisations who provide services for victims of these crimes.

“I am pleased that South Yorkshire organisations can access this funding and I invite them to apply for what they need.

“The funding is available for all domestic abuse and sexual violence organisations, including those who offer services for male victims and children.

“We hope to support as many organisations as possible in order to reach anyone who has found themselves a victim.”

My officers will be hosting two Microsoft Teams meetings on Monday February 22nd  @ 1.30pm and Tuesday 23rd February @ 9.00am for organisations wanting further information.

For further information and access to the Microsoft Teams meetings click here

HOW TO APPLY

If you would like to apply for funding and your organisation/service can meet the criteria outlined in the terms and conditions then please download and complete the application:

Applications should be submitted to grants@southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk  by midnight on Thursday 25th February 2021.