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PLEASE NOTE:
Bidding for sexual abuse victim support funding is now closed (as of 5pm on 2 March 2015)

"Sexual abuse, in all its horrific forms, is a crime that leaves its victims with a legacy of distress and anguish. Having spoken to people who have suffered sexual abuse I know that the mental and emotional scars take years to heal, if indeed they ever do.  As a victims’ champion I know how crucial it is that those who have suffered are able to access the support they need - whether it be immediately or, in some cases, years later. I am pleased to be able to invite bids for grants from these two substantial funds and I am sure this money will make a genuine difference."  Stephen Bett, Norfolk PCC

 

The Home Office has established two new funds to support victims of child and sexual abuse across England and Wales.

The Child Abuse Inquiry Support Fund of £2m and the Child and Adult Victims of Sexual Abuse Support Fund of £2.85m will be overseen by Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett.

Bids will be subject to assessment by a panel against published criteria before being further considered by a senior oversight group chaired by Mr Bett. The group will then decide which bids should receive funding.

Both funds are now open for bids, and bidding will close on 2 March 2015.

 

Could your organisation bid for funding?

All non-statutory organisations that meet the criteria for either fund are eligible to apply.

Fund 1: Child Abuse Inquiry Support Fund (£2m available)

This fund has been established to support non-statutory organisations in England and Wales which have experienced an increase in demand as a direct result of the announcement of the Child Abuse Inquiry on 7 July 2014.

Applications for this fund must meet the following criteria:

  • Applications must be from non-statutory organisations (who work with either adults or children) in England and Wales seeking funding to cover the costs of support for survivors of child sexual abuse which is a direct result of the Child Abuse Inquiry.
  • Applications must include a description of the types of support provided, the number of people supported (including a demographic breakdown), and an explanation of how the funding applied for will be used to provide that support.
  • Applications relating to costs already incurred must include a clear, itemised breakdown of costs incurred (including the date those costs were incurred and supported with evidence).
  • Applications relating to costs that are expected to be incurred in the future must include a clear explanation of why they are forecast and an itemised breakdown of the estimated costs (including when they are expected to be incurred).
  • Applications must explain any existing income from government and public bodies, and any links between this funding application and that to other funds.

Fund 2: Child and Adult Victims of Sexual Abuse Support Fund (£2.85m available)

This fund has been established for non-statutory organisations in England and Wales providing support to victims of sexual abuse to help meet the increased demand on those services. Organisations can provide local services, or national services.

Applications for this fund must meet the following criteria:

  • Applications must be from non-statutory organisations in England and Wales seeking funding to cover the costs of support to victims of child and adult sexual abuse. Applications must state whether the funding is to be used for:
    o Support for child victims of sexual abuse
    o Support for adult victims of previous child sexual abuse
    o Support for adult victims of sexual abuse
  • Applications must include a description of the types of support provided, the number of people supported (including a demographic breakdown), and an explanation of how the funding applied for will be used to provide that support.
  • Applications relating to costs already incurred must include a clear, itemised breakdown of costs incurred (including the date those costs were incurred and supported with evidence).
  • Applications relating to costs which are expected to be incurred in the future must include a clear explanation of why they are forecast and an itemised breakdown of the estimated costs (including when they are expected to be incurred).
  • Applications must demonstrate how the services provided will be of a high quality; we will be looking for examples of high level of experience and excellence in your services. Applications could, for example, include evidence of meeting quality standards or accreditations or kitemarks.
  • Applications are likely to score highly if they can demonstrate support from PCCs, local authorities or other partnerships (e.g. health and education services, the police, etc).
  • Applications must be able to demonstrate a high level of demand on services and/or a high level of prevalence of child sexual abuse in the geographical area in which they are to be provided.
  • Applications must explain any existing income from government and public bodies, and any links between this funding application and that to other funds.

A more detailed breakdown of the criteria (including pre-determined scoring and qualification categories) are available to download below, along with the application pro-forma.

 

Apply now

PLEASE NOTE:
Bidding for these funds is now closed (as of 5pm on 2 March 2015)

The application pack is available to download below. Should you have any queries about the process, please first visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. If the FAQs do not provide an answer to your query, please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk by email at opccngrants@norfolk.pnn.police.uk and make ‘Sexual Abuse Victim Support Fund’ the subject of your message.

Bids are to be submitted by email to opccngrants@norfolk.pnn.police.uk. Please note there is a 18MB limit for bids submitted through the dedicated email address.  If your bid exceeds this limit, it may not reach us and therefore not be considered for application.

 If applicants do not have and/or are unable to provide all of the documents requested in the section “Application Checklist” on Page 14 of the blank Application Form with the completed application form, applications will still be processed and considered.