Government announces £5 million to support child and adult victims of sexual abuse

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The Home Office has launched two new one-off funds worth nearly £5 million to support victims of child and sexual abuse in England and Wales. Both funds will be managed by Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett. But there is only a short window to apply as the deadline for applications is 2 March 2015 (5pm).

The £2 million Child Abuse Inquiry Support Fund is aimed at non-statutory organisations in England and Wales which have experienced an increase in demand as a direct result of the announcement of the Child Abuse Inquiry on 7 July 2014.

The Child Abuse Inquiry Support Fund, worth £2m, has been established to support non-statutory organisations in England and Wales which have experienced an increase in demand as a direct result of the announcement of the Child Abuse Inquiry on 7 July.

The Child and Adult Victims of Sexual Abuse Support Fund, worth £2.85m, has been established for non-statutory organisations in England and Wales providing support to victims of sexual abuse to help meet the increased demand on those services.

Grants are available to registered charities and other voluntary and community sector organisations in England and Wales which have experienced an increase in demand as a direct result of the announcement of the Child Abuse Inquiry on 7 July 2014.

Although there is neither a minimum nor a maximum grant, applicants must state whether their bid is scalable as a large number of applications are anticipated. Services that support both children and adults can apply.

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