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Victim Specialist Services Fund

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All PCCs have responsibility for commissioning services which support victims of crime in their area.

In Kent the PCC's core countywide service is provided by Victim Support from Compass House but he is also seeking funding bids for 2019/20 from organisations to deliver specialist support services.

In particular, the PCC is wishing to deliver services that:
  • Meet the support needs of victims or, as appropriate, family members and act in their interests;
  • Are free of charge and confidential;
  • Are non-discriminatory (including being available to all regardless of residence status, nationality or citizenship);
  • Are available whether or not a crime has been reported to the police;
  • Are available before, during and for an appropriate time after any investigation or criminal proceedings;
  • Demonstrate collaborative working with other providers to ensure joined up service delivery and referral pathways;
  • Demonstrate innovative and evidence based working practices;
  • Show an understanding and ability to respond to emerging trends, crime types and new working practices; and
  • Deliver clear outcome reporting.

The PCC will not support funding bids that overlap with existing services being directly commissioned, or where services are being commissioned by another agency which the PCC already provides a funding contribution towards.

Bids are invited at a maximum of £50,000 per project and, where possible, bidders should ensure that delivery of the service covers Kent and Medway. Bids will be accepted for local projects focused on district-based delivery but this fact should be reflected in the total amount of funding being bid for.

To apply for funding please complete the form below by the deadline of 12noon on Friday February 22, 2019.

Please note you will be unable to save your form and return to it later. We suggest you draft your application in another programme such as Microsoft Word until you are ready to complete the form in full and submit it. Before submitting the form you will be asked to attach two years' completed accounts for financial assessment so please ensure you have these readily available too.

Please also ensure you have read and understood the full VSS grant funding conditions, and our privacy policy.

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Funding criteria which the service/project sets to achieve:*

Select all that apply
Is this a partnership bid?:*

Do you have any serving/retired Kent Police staff or officer/s working for you, or who are involved in the governance structure of the service:*

Have you been a serving Kent Police officer or member of staff in the last three years:*

What geographical locations (eg. districts) in Kent will the service/project be located in, and what venues have been identified?
eg. reserves, match funding.
Is this application for a new service/project?:*

Please confirm you have reviewed and understood the VSS grant conditions at the top of this page:*
Please confirm you have read and understood our privacy policy, at the top of this page:*

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