Issue details

PCC DN - Victim support services – in year uplift cost of living (MOJ Victims Grant and Police Property Act Fund)

The Ministry of Justice announced an in-year uplift to PCC’s core grant funding in August 2022 which had to be spent by March 2023, with no commitments to this continuing after this date. Greater Manchester received £285,000. It was agreed to prioritise this funding on assisting organisations supporting victims with the increased cost-of-living and providing practical support in people accessing services to cope with this over the winter months.

We carried out an expression of interest process to allocate this funding and specified that we would prioritise support for:

• Communities of identity
• No recourse to public funds
• Older People
• People with disabilities

Organisations could bid for a maximum of £25,000 and in the majority of cases we part funded bids following the review of applications.

The fund was oversubscribed and therefore after the undertaking of a robust assessment process it has been agreed to fund an additional £61,498 of funding requests through the Police Property Act Fund. This is due to the evident demand within organisations and the obvious need of people accessing services articulated within applications.

£4593 will to be provided to Manchester City Council for the commissioning of the LGBT IDVA at the LGBT Foundation. This is jointly funded by the GMCA and MCC. MCC have agreed an inflationary uplift with the provider. This is an uplift to their core funding via MCC due to the cost of living and associated pressure on budgets. This uplift will be funded from MoJ victims grant funding.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/01/2023

Decision due: 16 Dec 2022 by Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, GM Deputy Mayor, Treasurer GMCA

Contact: Lisa Lees Email: lisa.leese@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk.

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