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Funding secured to support victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

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The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have secured £450,000 funding from the Ministry of Justice to support some of the most vulnerable victims of crime.

In February this year local organisations were invited to submit bids for the Commissioner's Emergency Fund to help deliver services for those affected by Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence. We have been successful in developing bids and projects with a number of different partners and providers to run until March 2022 to help victims cope and recover from the harm they have suffered.

£250,000 has been distributed to the following organisations: 

  • Women’s Aid North East Lincolnshire and Hull
  • Victim Support (Humber-wide)
  • Hull Homeless Community Project
  • The Blue Door (Humber-wide)
  • East Riding Counselling Services
  • Hull University
  • Women’s Aid Hull
  • Together Women’s Project
  • Hull & East Yorkshire Children's University
  • Remedi: CEASE Programme

An additional fund of £200,000 has also been secured to increase the support available by employing more specialist workers working with those affected by Domestic Abuse – Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) 

  • Hull – 3x additional IDVAs
  • North East Lincolnshire – 1x Additional IDVA
  • North Lincolnshire  - 2x Additional IDVAs

Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison said "I'm pleased my office has secured this funding from Government which will enhance the support available for people who have been subjected to some of the most devastating crimes. During the pandemic we have seen an increase in demand on local services and this money will assist in ensuring victims can access support when they need it."

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Posted on Wednesday 21st July 2021