The MoJ confirmed that Police & Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will receive £69.1m ‘core’ funding, £27m ringfenced funding to recruit and retain 700 Independent Sexual Violence Advisors and Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (ISVAs/IDVAs) and £15.7m ringfenced funding for domestic abuse (DA) and sexual violence (SV) support services. On 25 March 2022, it was confirmed that this funding will be delivered over a multi-year basis until the end of 2024-25.
The bidding process has now closed and we will be announcing which services will receive funding shortly.
Any queries regarding this process please contact the Commissioning Team at [email protected]
Additional IDVA/ISVA Fund:
Funding for additional Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVAs) and Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) is a funding scheme available over 2021/22 and 2022/23. The funding below applies only in financial year 2022/2023.
A mentoring support service for men affected by emotional, financial and domestic abuse. 1 full time IDVA and 1 full time IDVA manager.
East Kent Rape
A support service for victims of sexual abuse. One to one and family counselling and therapeutic support. 1 full time IDVA and 1 full time ISVA post.
Rape and sexual abuse counselling and support services for victims and their families. 1 full time ISVA post.
Kent & Medway NHS Trust
New programme combining mental health support, and support for domestic abuse and sexual abuse victims. 1 full time combined mental health IDVA and 1 full time sexual health ISVA post.
For victims of domestic abuse and sexual abuse, counselling, support services and housing advice across Kent. 4 full time IDVA posts.
Supporting victims of domestic abuse rebuild their lives through therapy and counselling. 3 part time IDVA posts.
Supporting victims of domestic abuse in Medway. 1 full time IDVA post.
Providing support services for victims of domestic abuse, children and families. 3 full time IDVA posts.
Counselling support to victims of domestic abuse, and advocacy and education to end the cycle of domestic abuse. 2 full time IDVA posts and 1 full time child/young person IDVA post.
Bespoke support in sign language to hearing impaired victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. 2 full time IDVA posts.
East Kent Rape Crisis Centre
Dedicated ISVA working with students affected by Sexual violence
Dedicated ISVA working with those affected by Sexual violence in gangs
Funding allocation is to be confirmed. Details of recipients and corresponding funding amounts will be published here in due course.