From 1 October 2014 the locally commissioned landscape of support for victims of crime changed with all Police and Crime Commissioners starting to fund the majority of services to support victims in their areas.  Some specific services will remain nationally commissioned such as support for families bereaved by homicide, for rape victims, for victims of human trafficking and for witnesses at criminal courts.

The below tables provide more information on the funding position in Suffolk. More information on the Support for Victims is also available here.

Victims’ services commissioned by the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner in 2019/20 can be found below.

Funded through the Ministry of Justice grant for commissioning local victims’ support services:

Fresh Start-New Beginnings (PDF, 535KB) £60,000

Leeway Domestic Violence and Abuse Services – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Service (1 October 2018 – 31 March 2019)

Suffolk Rape Crisis (PDF, 556KB) £60,000

Survivors in Transition (PDF, 528KB) £60,000

Funded by the PCC:

Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid Centre (PDF, 499KB) £60,000

Compassion (PDF, 471KB) £13,050

Establishing a Restorative Justice Service (PDF, 478KB) £38,000

Lighthouse Women’s Aid (PDF, 507KB) £60,000

Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum (PDF, 506KB) £20,000

Victims’ services commissioned by the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner in 2018/19 can be found below.

Funded through the Ministry of Justice grant for commissioning local victims’ support services:

Fresh Start – New Beginnings – Grant to Support Child Victims of Sexual Abuse (PDF, 540KB) £60,000

Leeway Domestic Violence and Abuse Services – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Service (1 October 2018 – 31 March 2019)

Lighthouse Women’s Aid – Countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Service (1 April – 30 September 2018, £281,714)
Lighthouse Women’s Aid – Crisis Intervention Worker (1 April – 30 September 2018, £13,094)

Suffolk Rape Crisis (PDF, 632KB) £60,000

Survivors in Transition Grant to Support Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse (PDF, 560KB) £60,000

Victim Support Victims’ Assessment and Referral Services (PDF, 676KB) £292,367

Funded by the PCC:

Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid Centre (PDF. 520KB) £60,000

Compassion – Babergh Domestic Abuse Forum (PDF, 504KB) £17,400

Lighthouse Womens Aid – Womens Centre (PDF, 518KB) (1 January – 31 December 2018, £60,000)

Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum – Co-ordinator (PDF, 490KB) £20,000

Victims’ services funded by the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner in 2017/18 can be found below.

Funded through the Ministry of Justice grant for commissioning local victims’ support services:

Lighthouse Women’s Aid – Countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Service £593,000
Lighthouse Women’s Aid – Crisis Intervention Worker £25,585

Victim Support – Victim Assessment and Referral Service £293,000

Funded by the PCC:

Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid Centre (PDF, 3.34MB) £60,000

Compassion (Babergh Domestic Abuse Forum) (PDF, 3.39MB) £20,000

Fund to Support Victims of Sexual Abuse with Counselling/Therapeutic Services (PDF, 3.70MB) £150,000

Lighthouse Women’s Aid – Women’s Centre (PDF, 518KB) – £60,000

Suffolk Rape Crisis (PDF, 3.90MB) £50,000

Survivors in Transition: Specialist Child Sexual Abuse Support Worker (PDF, 524KB) – £23,940

Restorative Justice Advisor – £15,000

Survivors in Transition made ISVA extension (PDF, 212KB) – £6885

Target Hardening – Contribution to County-Wide service – £2,000

Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum Coordinator (PDF, 3.38MB) £20,000

Victims’ services funded by the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner in 2016/17 can be found below.

Butterfly CIC Therapeutic Programmes to support Adult Survivors of CSA (PDF, 344KB) £9,040

Compassion (Babergh Domestic Abuse Forum) (PDF, 3.3MB) £17,400

Lighthouse Women’s Aid – Countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Service.  The Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has issued a grant to Lighthouse Women’s Aid to support victims of domestic violence and abuse.  The three-year grant will secure a countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisors service to provide specialist support dedicated to the individual needs of victims of domestic abuse.  The Decision, which has been derestricted following signature of the grant agreement, can be found here.  IDVA Service for Suffolk (PDF, 392KB) £417,043 in 2016/17.
IDVA Service Grant Variation for Additional Resources (PDF, 160KB) Up to £186,482 1 July 2016 – 31 October 2017.
Crisis Intervention Worker (PDF, 208KB) Up to £24,948 1 November 2016 – 31 October 2017

Suffolk Rape Crisis (PDF, 380KB) £28,304KB

Survivors in Transition Male ISVA Service (PDF, 288KB) £31,804

Survivors in Transition (revised) (PDF, 372KB) £37,892

Victim Support Victim Led Restorative Justice Hub (PDF, 304KB) £52,345.50 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016
Victim Led Restorative Justice Hub (PDF, 424KB) £10,242 1 September 2016 – 31 December 2016

Victim Support Victim Assessment and Referral Service (PDF, 1.26MB) £293,867

Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum Coordinator (PDF, 272KB) £20,000

Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum – Trauma and Abuse Therapy (PDF, 388KB) £18,000

Victims services funded by the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner in 2015/16 can be found below.

Anglia Care Trust – Male Victims Support; Domestic Violence Workshops; Financial Advice Services (PDF, 308KB) £40,378 for 2015/16

Butterfly CIC – Therapeutic Programmes to Support Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (PDF, 296KB), £19,040

Lighthouse Women’s Aid Crisis Worker (PDF, 1.94KB) £10,772 for 2015/16

Lighthouse Women’s Aid – Countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisor Service.  The Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has issued a grant to Lighthouse Women’s Aid to support victims of domestic violence and abuse.  The three-year grant will secure a countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisors service to provide specialist support dedicated to the individual needs of victims of domestic abuse.  The Decision, which has been derestricted following signature of the grant agreement, can be found here.  IDVA Service for Suffolk (PDF, 392KB) £407,577 in 2015/16

Victim Support Victim Led Restorative Justice Hub (PDF, 2.36MB) £19,977 1 April – 31 August 2015

Victim Support Victim Led Restorative Justice Hub (PDF, 304KB) £52,345.50 1 September to 31 August 2016

Victim Support Victim Assessment and Referral Centre Service (PDF, 1.26MB) £293,867

Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum – Coordinator  (PDF, 5.4MB) £15,000 for 2015/16

Waveney Domestic Violence Forum – Rape Crisis Service  (PDF, 1.88MB) £6,080

Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Service – Suffolk Coastal (PDF, 12.2MB) £20,000

Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum (PDF, 2.11MB) £5,000 for January – March 2016

Victims services funded by the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner in 2014/15 can be found below.

Ministry of Justice Competed Fund

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has been successful in securing £244,842 of Government funding which will be used to further improve victim services across the county.  More information about the successful Suffolk projects can be found here.  Competed Fund successful projects.

Ministry of Justice Preparatory Funding

Tim Passmore has approved the following grants financed from Ministry of Justice Preparatory Funding to: build the capacity and capability of restorative justice services; build the capacity and capability of wider voluntary community and social enterprise support providers in advance of local commissioning and prepare for local commissioning.

Victims Commissioning – Preparatory Funding (PDF, 748KB)

  • Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum, Who’s in Charge, Rape Counselling, Computer database and Caring Dads programme, £20,000
  • Hate Crime Partnership, £35,000
  • Compassion Domestic Violence Forum, £12,000
  • Lighthouse Womens’ Aid £8,500
  • University Campus Suffolk Academic Research (two projects) £35,000 plus £5,000 for additional scoping.

Victim Support Victims Survey £1,281

Preparation for Commissioning Victims Services (PDF, 2.53MB)

  • Regional Victims’ Co-ordinator, £10,000 (Preparation for commissioning of regional Victims Assessment and Referral Centre)

Victims Services Preparatory Funding CIDVAs (PDF, 1.72MB)

  • Lighthouse Womens’ Aid Court Based Independent Domestic Violence Advisors, £25,100

Victims Services Preparatory Fund – Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum – Trauma Therapy (PDF, 2.31MB)

  • Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum Trauma Therapy £3,500

Lighthouse Women’s Aid IDVA Service for Suffolk (PDF, 392KB) Start up costs £62,594

Victims Services Restorative Justice Hub (PDF, 2.36MB)

  • Victim Support: Restorative Justice Hub £27,969

Youth Offending Service, Challenge for Change £25,000

Victims’ Services Grant Fund

The following have been approved from the PCC’s Victims’ Services Grant Fund.
Award of Victims’ Services Grant – Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum (PDF, 5.4MB) £5,000

Victims’ Services Grant Fund – Suffolk Refugee Support (PDF, 476KB) £3,000

Lighthouse Women’s Aid Crisis Worker (PDF, 1.94KB) £7,695

Phase 3 Victim Assessment Referral Service £10,000

Survivors in Transition Support to Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse (PDF, 196KB) £15,000

Fresh Start New Beginnings Support to Children and Young People who are Victims of Sexual Abuse (PDF, 188KB) £30,000

Butterfly CIC – Therapeutic Programmes to Support Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (PDF, 180KB) £15,000

Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum – Services for Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse (PDF, 172KB) £30,000

Compassion – Support to Victims of Domestic Abuse (PDF, 180KB) £30,000

Lighthouse Women’s Aid: Equipment, Materials and Training for Children’s Counselling (PDF, 176KB) £2,375

Anglia Care Trust – Male Victims Support; Domestic Violence Workshops; Financial Advice Services (PDF, 308KB) £17,328

Raedan Trust – Phoenix Counselling Practice (PDF, 252KB) £25,000

Lighthouse Women’s Aid IDVA Service for Suffolk (PDF, 392KB) Delivery Costs £62,698

Countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisor Service

The Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has issued a grant to Lighthouse Women’s Aid to support victims of domestic violence and abuse.  The three-year grant will secure a countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisors service to provide specialist support dedicated to the individual needs of victims of domestic abuse.  The Decision, which has been derestricted following signature of the grant agreement, can be found here.  IDVA Service for Suffolk (PDF, 392KB)