The new Children Affected by Domestic Abuse Fund from the Home Office will award up to £8million in total over the next 2 financial years to organisations in England and Wales to support children who are exposed to domestic abuse. The fund will award grants to projects designed to intervene early to help children who have been directly or indirectly affected by domestic abuse.
Bids are invited from local commissioners i.e. PCCs, local authorities or health commissioners, or from any other suitable organisations across England and Wales. Consortium bids incorporating larger and smaller organisations are particularly encouraged but must have a lead partner to accept and manage the grant.
All bids funded will demonstrate the following outcomes:
- Improved outcomes for children/young people
- Demonstrate partnership working
- Show value for money
- Include monitoring, evaluation and shared learning
- Be deliverable and sustainable
Applicant organisations must have been in operation for at least 24 months and be able to provide evidence of their ability to deliver suitable interventions to support children (aged under 18 years) who are or have been exposed to domestic abuse. In addition, bids must demonstrate how the support delivered will link into wider support for victims of domestic abuse at a local level.
Grants of a minimum of £500,000 will be awarded with no maximum set. The grant applied for should represent no more than 25% of the applicant’s annual turnover from the previous financial year.
The closing date for applications is the 19th September 2018 and contracts will start on the 5th November 2018.