The MoJ have announced that the grant funding competition for the recommissioning of the RASASF has opened, as of 13 January 2023 and will remain open for six weeks, until 5pm on 27 February 2023.

The RASASF will continue to provide direct funding to specialist rape and sexual abuse support charities to deliver holistic, trauma-informed, survivor-led support to rape and sexual abuse victims in England and Wales. This means providing support that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of all victims of rape and sexual abuse, regardless of age, gender, when the crime happened or whether they report the crime to the police, to help victims to cope, build resilience, and move forward with their lives from the impact of rape and sexual abuse.

Grants under the current fund are due to come to an end on 31 July 2023. We are aiming to allocate up to £26.2 million across 20 months from 1 August 2023 – 31 March 2025 (£10.5 million in 2023/24 and £15.7 million in 2024/25. Grant awards will be announced later this year, ahead of the fund launching on 1 August 2023.

The fund is open to specialist voluntary sector sexual violence services providing support across England and Wales. This excludes services in the five PCC ‘test areas’ (MOPAC/London, Hampshire, Nottinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex), where this funding is devolved locally. We will be engaging, in the first instance, the PCC ‘test areas’ on next steps regarding the pilot shortly.

The Ministry of Justice uses an electronic tool to manage applications and communicate with Applicants. All communications with the Ministry of Justice including the submission of applicants’ responses will be conducted via the e-sourcing portal located at: https://ministryofjusticecommercial.bravosolution.co.uk/.

 

Contact regarding this competition should not be made with any member of the Ministry of Justice other than the commercial team. Any communications or questions regarding the competition must be made via https://ministryofjusticecommercial.bravosolution.co.uk/ (using Jaggaer) as any other means of contact during tender process may invalidate your bid.