For 2021/22, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is providing Police & Crime Commissioners (PCCs) with a national uplift of just under £9 million for domestic abuse and £4.6 million for sexual violence community-based support. In Surrey, this allocation equates to £172,580 and £53,772 respectively.
The uplift funding is ringfenced for sexual violence and domestic abuse services only, and PCC areas have been asked to to conduct local needs assessments to distribute the funding to achieve maximum value for money.
The full details of the proposed funding can be found in the MoJ’s formal documentation which sets out eligibility criteria and general funding conditions.
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey funds a wide range of local domestic abuse and sexual violence services, and we are working with these existing providers to ensure that this additional funding is used to address known gaps in our current model.
However, we are also inviting expressions of interest from non-commissioned services, particularly small specialist organisations that support groups with protected characteristics, or those operating innovative models of delivery, that may well complement Surrey’s wider service provision.
The deadline for applications is 17:00 on 17 March 2021.