Funding

In the strategic vision to end violence against women and girls, the government has made the following commitments.

Funding

In the strategic vision to end violence against women and girls, the government has made the following commitments.
The Government ring-fenced nearly £40 million of stable funding from 2010 - 2015 for specialist local domestic and sexual violence support services. This funding provides for:

  • 144 Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVAs), and 75 funded IDVA training places each year until 2015. 
  • 87 dedicated Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs).
  • 54 Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) coordinators, and funding to Coordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA) to provide support and advice to MARACs, as well as running a programme of quality assurance. 
  • Rape crisis centres - Ministry of Justice funding - £3.5 million per year 2011-2015.
    • The National Domestic Violence Helpline – offers support for victims of domestic violence and is run jointly by Women’s Aid and Respect.
    • Broken Rainbow – offers help to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims.
    • Male Advice (and Enquiry) Line - offers help to male victims of domestic violence and advice to perpetrators.
    • RESPECT - offers information and advice to people who are abusive towards their partners and want help to stop 
    • National Stalking Helpline - offers information and advice to stalking victims.

The Home Office have also provided: 

£225,000 over the next two years to support male victims of domestic and sexual violence, this fund will aid organisations supporting men and enabling men and boys to access help and support needed in the aftermath of sexual and domestic violence.

£1.2m funding over next three years to support sexual violence services to under 18's.

£50,000 fund for frontline organisations who work to prevent FGM; to further support their work in strengthening the voice of women to speak out and efforts to eradicate the practice.

£108,000 funding to support The ‘Ugly Mugs’ pilot scheme, which brings together a number of locally run ‘Ugly Mugs’ projects, which encourage sex workers to report incidents of violence and abuse.

And, £500,000 per year for the next three years towards a forced marriage support package which combines comprehensive training for professionals and increased awareness amongst young people and within communities. It is designed to shift attitudes and practices through education and awareness raising, contributing to eliminating this brutal practice for good.

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