The Home Office has announced additional funding for organisations supporting victims of sexual abuse, and in particular to respond to the increase in referrals of cases of child sexual abuse.
- £2million fund for organisations who are reporting an increase in referrals prompted by the independent panel inquiry into child sexual abuse; and,
- £2.85million fund for providers of support across England and Wales - to be run in parallel with the £2 million fund referred to above. This fund is available to all non-statutory organisations that provide support to all victimsof sexual abuse, and are currently experiencing increased demand.
Organisations are able to make bids to either or both of the available funds providing they meet the qualifying criteria. Closing date for both funds is 2nd March 2015.
Funds are being adminstered by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk and full details and application forms can be found on their website.