08 Apr 2022
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has confirmed that Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales will be able to bid for an additional £15.7 million for services supporting those who have experienced domestic abuse (DA) or sexual violence (SV) and a further £3.75 million for Independent Sexual and Domestic Violence Advisory roles.
For the first time, this funding will be delivered on a multi-year basis until the end of 2024/25.
In order to access this funding, PCCs are required to complete needs assessments that will provide the MOJ with an up to date picture of local need. As a result, Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn has called on key partners and organisations that provide support services for victims of SV or DA in the Dyfed-Powys area to contact his Office for further details and guidance.
Organisations do not need to be a registered charity, a charitable incorporated organisation, or a social enterprise to be eligible for this funding. They must, however, provide support services which have the purpose of helping victims of SV or DA cope with the impacts of crime, and, as far as possible, recover from the harm they have experienced.
Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn said, “Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence is an issue that is more relevant now than ever before, and one which we must act quickly to address.
“We need to ensure that we are doing everything we can to enable access to the right help and support for all victims.
“This additional funding that has been allocated by the Ministry of Justice might just prove to be a lifeline to those who find themselves in these distressing and unacceptable circumstances.
“I’m calling on our key partners and organisations to contact my Office for guidance and information, so that we can ensure funding is secured for the Dyfed-Powys area to meet increasing demand and reduce any disparities in services.”
Notes to Editor:
Further details and guidance can be found on the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner’s office here.
Director of Commissioning and Partnerships