Home Office Launches Support for Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Fund

Funding for voluntary sector organisations in England and Wales providing nationally accessible support to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.

The Home Office is inviting voluntary sector organisations, either as a single organisation or multi-organisation consortium, to apply to this three-year, £4.5 million fund.

The funding is for proposed services and activities that directly support victims and survivors of child sexual abuse at a national level in England and Wales and take place over a three-year period.

This can be either or all of the following:

  • Children who have experienced sexual abuse.
  • Adult survivors of sexual abuse during childhood.
  • Non-abusing parents, carers and family members of children who have experienced abuse.
  • Family members of adult survivors of child sexual abuse.

The services should be offered over a large geographical area, which must be at least three Police and Crime Commissioner areas.

The total budget for this fund is £4.5 million with £1.5 million available in 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25. The minimum grant is £1,000. Although there is no set maximum level, applicants should keep in mind the Home Office wants to ensure that a range of services have the chance to receive funding.

The funding will not support specialist CSA services at a local level, which are the responsibility of the local commissioners.

The deadline for applications is 12am on 25 July 2022.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)