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Covid-19 MoJ Funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support Services

Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner (NPCC) successfully bid for and received £499,687.68 from the Ministry of Justice Covid-19 Extraordinary Funding to help those vital services currently supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence to continue, and ensure that their services are readily available and accessible during the current pandemic.  This funding will help meet the additional costs local organisations have incurred or will incur whilst adapting their services during the Covid-19 situation, as well as enabling them to cope with any increases in demand during this time as a result of the pandemic.

COVID-19 restrictions have meant that services needed to adapt the way they operate so they could continue to provide essential support; this fund has provided these services with the resources they need to carry out their work in a safe and socially distant way, ensuring they have enough staffing capacity and resources to meet current or future demand.

Funding provided was to be utilised in the following key areas:

  • Domestic abuse services that are already commissioned by the PCC
  • Sexual violence services that are already commissioned by the PCC and those that are not currently funded by the PCC
  • Domestic abuse services that are not currently funded by the PCC


To find out more about which groups were funded including further information please click on the following link Groups Funded MOJ Covid 19 Extraordinary Funding

The following MOJ document will provides further detail about the fund and eligibility: MOJ guidance for PCCs and frequently asked questions.