During 2015, Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner distributed nearly £5 million of national funding to support victims of sexual abuse.
Stephen Bett oversaw two funds established by the Home Office to support victims of child and sexual abuse across England and Wales.
In the initial round of funding, more than 70 organisations were successful in their bids. There was however around £400,000 – mainly from the Child Abuse Inquiry Support Fund – which remained unallocated.
In September 2015 Stephen launched a second funding round inviting organisations who were unsuccessful in securing funding earlier in the year to apply for a share of the £400,000. Organisations eligible to apply were notified of the new funding round and provided with details of the application process. The closing date for bids was 28 September and details of the successful applicants were announced in December 2015.