Allocation of funding for victim support services
Our Ref: Our Ref: NY8699 - Date: 10/08/2023
Our Ref: NY8699
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: NY8699
I write in connection with your request for information that was received by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (OPFCC) 04 August 2023.
I note you seek access to the following information:
This is a submission of an FOI request concerning the allocation of funding for victim support services in your local area.
In particular, we are interested in seeing a break down in funding grants for local victim services, for both multi-crime services and specialist domestic abuse services, with the names of individual grantees included. Funding allocations made within the last 12 months will suffice. We would appreciate it if these could be sent via email.
Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information
To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within the OPFCC.
I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by the OPFCC.
I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.
PFCC funding for local victim services, for both multi-crime services and specialist domestic abuse services, included can be found here. The information shows Provider and funding amount. The funding shown is the maximum annual OPFCC funding available for the service and not the total cost of the service, as some services are jointly commissioned or funded or additional ring-fenced funded:
- Commissioned services – Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire (northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk)
The PFCC also has two grant programmes, Community Fund and Community Safety Services Fund. Information on all projects funded can be found here:
- Community Fund: Community fund – Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire (northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk)
- Community Safety Services Fund: Community safety services fund 2022/23 – Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire (northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk)
In addition, in 2022-23, additional funding was provided from the Ministry of Justice, to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse (DA) or sexual violence (SV) to cope with the impacts of crime, and, as far as possible, recover from the harm they have experienced.
This funding was distributed locally within North Yorkshire & the City of York via the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner, following an assessment of local need in relation to both domestic abuse and sexual violence support services:
|Name of charity / organisation||2022-23 Allocation||2023-24 Allocation||Indicative 2024-25 Allocation||Total Allocation|
|The Halo Project||£ 30,000.00||£ 30,000.00||£ 30,000.00||£ 90,000.00|
|New Beginnings Peer Support||£ 50,000.00||£ 50,000.00||£ 50,000.00||£ 150,000.00|
|Community Counselling||£ 37,316.00||£ 37,316.00||£ 3,109.67||£ 77,741.67|
|Survive||£ 34,035.00||£ 34,035.00||£ 2,836.25||£ 70,906.25|
|St Michael’s Hospice – Talking Spaces||£ 11,000.00||£ 11,000.00||£ 11,000.00||£ 33,000.00|
|York Women’s Counselling||£ 11,273.87||£ 11,273.87||£ 11,273.87||£ 33,821.61|
|Changing Lives||£ 70,000.00||£ 70,000.00||£ 29,166.67||£ 169,166.67|
|The Children’s Society||£ 45,000.00||£ 45,000.00||£ –||£ 90,000.00|
|PACE||£ 30,300.00||£ 30,300.00||£ –||£ 60,600.00|
|DA&SV Services TOTAL||£ 318,924.87||£ 318,924.87||£ 137,386.46||£ 775,236.20|
|IDAS||£ 427,126.00||£ 451,516.00||£ –||£ 878,642.00|
|IDVA Total||£ 427,126.00||£ 451,516.00||£ –||£ 878,642.00|
|IDAS||£ 128,712.00||£ 128,712.00||£ –||£ 257,424.00|
|The Halo Project||£ 30,000.00||£ 32,727.00||£ 32,727.00||£ 95,454.00|
|ISVA Total||£ 158,712.00||£ 161,439.00||£ 32,727.00||£ 352,878.00|
|ID/SVA TOTAL||£ 585,838.00||£ 612,955.00||£ 32,727.00||£1,231,520.00|
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