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Almost £5m in national funding: More than 70 organisations awarded grants

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.

Allocation of support funding beyond 2015/16
Child sexual abuse victim support funding: Letter to funded organisations (PDF, 195.5 KB)This letter has been sent to all organisations who successfully applied for funding from the £4.85m fund to support survivors of child sexual abuse administered by OPCCN on behalf of the Home Office in 2015. It explains that in 2016 the OPCCN will not have a direct role in the allocation of funds in other PCC areas. £4.7m will be provided by the Ministry of Justice to PCCs to administer in their local areas based on need.