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MoJ Sexual Violence Fund

Ministry of Justice funding allocated to PCC for Sexual Violence services in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, has today (Friday 22 May) launched a third new funding process to support services in Bedfordshire during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has allocated £56,500 to support Sexual Violence services.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) will be running a streamlined application process which will enable the successful applicants to receive funding more quickly. Members of the OPCC are attending workshops with the MoJ to understand further how the process will work and how the funds can be best distributed in the county.

“It’s hugely welcome that this extra emergency help is being made available by the Ministry of Justice during the pandemic. It’s very important to me that these funds are available to help all victims,” said PCC Holloway.

In line with the guidance issued by the MoJ, the OPCC is encouraging applications from all organisations, irrespective of their size or area they are able to cover. All of the applications will be reviewed with the ambition of reaching as many victims across the county as possible.

The timescale for the MoJ Sexual Violence Fund is as follows:

22/05/2020 Bedfordshire OPCC launches application process
05/06/2020 Application process closes. Applications sent after 9am will not be reviewed
11/06/2020 OPCC must provide assurance documentation to MoJ (Ministry of Justice)
16/06/2020 MoJ issue grant agreements to OPCCs
19/06/2020 OPCCs must return signed grant agreement to MoJ
25/06/2020 OPCCs will receive payment and will issue agreed funds to successful applicants.
To apply, please save and download the MOJ Sexual Violence Fund Application Form. Applications will need to be sent to the OPCC via email to by 9am on Friday 5 June 2020.

**Please note, we are aware of issues with the MoJ applications forms. Some boxes have drop down options only. You should be able to still type in that box, but if you experience difficulties, please type in the box in the next column and your appplication will still be considered.**


There have been ongoing talks with the MoJ, in relation to the deadline of 1st June 2020, for applications to the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Funds. We have just received notification that the deadline has been changed to allow more time for agencies to work on and submit bids. The new deadline is 9am Friday 5 June 2020. If you have already applied, we understand you may now want to use this additional time to work further on your application. If you intend to do this, please include **Resubmission** in the subject title of your email when sending your bid, to ensure the correct bid is reviewed for your organisation.