***DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TO 17:00 5 JUNE 2020***

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner is pleased to announce additional Covid-19 related funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence services in Suffolk.  The funding has been made available by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for distribution by the PCC.

Overview

This funding is ring-fenced for COVID-19 related emergency funding to meet the additional costs local domestic abuse and sexual violence services have incurred or will incur whilst adapting their services during the pandemic, and to cope with demand increases resulting from it, during the period 24 March to 31 October 2020.

Funding may be used to (list is not exhaustive):

  • Address short term income disruption.
  • Meet essential costs of sustaining current activities.
  • Address increased demand.

We encourage applications from small specialist organisations that support groups with protected characteristics.

See Section 12 – 19 of the MoJ guidance for more detail on general conditions and eligibility.

To apply:

Applications after this time will not be eligible due to the need to allocate funding promptly.

Please note there will be limited time to contact applicants with any clarification questions, so it is essential you clearly respond to requirements within the template or raise any concerns with the OPCC in advance of submission.

Suffolk PCC Q&A (PDF,133KB)

Application Criteria:

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will needs assess all applications against the following criteria before submitting their recommended funding to the MoJ for final determination:

  1. Provide a brief overview of the organisation, and verify on what grounds it meets the definition to apply e.g. charitable status (MoJ Guidance)
  2. Explain how your organisation provides tailored support to victims of DA or SV;
  3. Outline if and how the organisation supports victims with protected characteristics (BAME, LGBT, disabled victims);
  4. Advise if the organisation has lost income due to COVID-19;
  5. Advise whether any additional income connected to COVID-19 has been secured and from what source;
  6. Outline the organisation’s current reserve level compared to business as usual (is the organisation having to use reserves to keep running);
  7. Advise what additional costs have been incurred to COVID-19 to date;
  8. Advise what anticipated additional costs due to COVID-19 are anticipated until the end of October 2020;
  9. Provide commentary to support 7 & 8 by explaining i) what is your demand, evidence of need for your service ii) how has this changed due to Covid-19, iii) what changes have you had to make to delivery of services due to C-19, iv) what challenges do you see arising to October and beyond?
  10. Provide your latest annual accounts with your application.

 

Additional information

  • The application process set out is based on the available information from the Ministry of Justice on 21.5.2020 and may be subject to change.  *** The deadline for applications was extended by MoJ on 29.5.20 along with updated guidance and this page was updated accordingly.***
  • The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk reserves the right to recommend part funding or no funding based on the assessment of applications received.
  • We expect to be able to announce the results of the funding week commencing 15 June 2020.
  • The names of all organisations that requested funding, and those that were successful will be published on completion of the process.
  • If successful, conditions will apply in line with Ministry of Justice requirements.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about the process you should contact the PCC’s Chief Executive in the first instance and following that the Chair of the local Police and Crime Panel. Contact details are available here.

 

Guidance on Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) funding for domestic abuse safe accommodation can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-abuse-safe-accommodation-covid-19-emergency-support-fund

 

Guidance on Home Office funding for national DA and SV charities will be available shortly.
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/887112/COVID-19_Home_Office_Extraordinary_Funding_for_Domestic_Abuse_Support_Services_Bid_Prospectus.pdf