Details have been released of a fund which has recently been allocated to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, to be distributed to organisations who support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence across the county.

The emergency funding from the Ministry of Justice is to cover the period from 24 March to 31 October 2020, to meet the additional costs registered charities or social enterprises have incurred or will incur whilst adapting their services during the pandemic, and to cope with increases in demand resulting from it.

The £244,000 fund is divided among three types of support services:

  • Domestic abuse services the PCC already commissions: £122,000
  • Domestic abuse services not currently commissioned by the PCC: £61,000
  • Sexual violence services, whether already commissioned by the PCC or not: £61,000

Charities and other eligible groups can apply to apply for funding by visiting the OPCC website and completing the application form: for advice and support, email PC*@wi*******.uk.

Interested parties are being urged not to delay their applications for the funding, as there is a short window of opportunity for bids to be received.
The deadline for applications is 4pm on Monday 1 June.