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MoJ Funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support services

On 1 February 2021, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced additional one-year funding to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

The new investment aims to support organisations to recruit more staff, keep helplines open for longer and adapt to remote counselling where necessary – ensuring help remains available for those who need it.

As such, the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has been provided with an uplift that is targeted at support services for victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse but are also invited to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) for investment in Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) and Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) services.

The PCC and Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) will be following the Ministry of Justice’s Funding Allocation Guidance and have also set out their approach to the allocation of this additional funding.

To apply for the additional funding, please complete the sexual violence and domestic abuse funding needs assessment and return to by Wednesday 10 March 2021.

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