Decision details

PCC DN - 12-month extension MoJ Victims Core Grant funding (tier 2 victims services)

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, GM Deputy Mayor, Treasurer GMCA

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

A full strategic needs assessment for victims of crime will be undertaken in financial year 2024/25. Not only will this inform the next stage of our commissioning cycle but will also assist in identifying our priorities as the Government’s multi-year commitment to victims funding is ending in March 2025. Extending support services will maintain stability across the sector and continue to provide essential support to victims in GM.

An Expression of Interest exercise will also be undertaken to appoint a provider to review the Tier 2 services for victims of crime. This proposed extension of existing services will allow adequate time to undertake the review and communicate this to services and partners.

Decision:

It is agreed that the following services for victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse which are currently grant funded by GMCA, are extended for a further 12 months (1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025). These awards are married to the 3-year multi-year commitment of core grant funding set by the MoJ in 2022 and conclude in March 2025.

The services included in the 12-month extension are:

• Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH) - £49,012
• We Are Survivors - £81,952
• Trafford Rape Crisis - £22,500
• Greater Manchester Rape Crisis - £22,500
• Local Authority IDVA service provision - £420,000 across 10 local authorities (Manchester 60k, all other local authorities £40k)
• LGBT IDVA (Manchester City Council for commissioning the LGBT Foundation) - £29,593
• Guardian Project - £49,000
• Community Safety Trust (CST) - £28,116
• Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline Service (Independent Choices) – £30,000
• LGBT Hate Crime Service (LGBT Foundation) - £29,580
• City Hearts – Trafficking Support Service - £20,000

Total funding of £703,660 via the MOJ Victims Budget for 2024/25.

Total funding to be approved - £703,660.

Publication date: 08/07/2024

Date of decision: 05/06/2024