PCC urges groups to apply for Victims' Fund
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has opened his
2018/19 Victims' Fund and is urging organisations that
support victims of crime to apply to him for funding.
The PCC, David Jamieson, will award funding for groups
supporting victims of crimes such as, domestic violence,
sexual abuse, volume crime, child sexual exploitation, female
genital mutilation, forced marriage and honour based violence, hate
crime, fatal road traffic collisions and modern slavery.
Services commissioned by the PCC will form part of a varied
network of support that exists for victims across the West
Midlands, funded by other groups and through charitable
This year's Victims' Fund has £200,000 available to help people
traumatised by criminal activity. Individual funding of up to
£20,000 is available for each voluntary or community organisation
that helps people to cope and recover. Groups can apply on their
own or they can join together to form a partnership.
David Jamieson said: "Supporting victims of crime is one of my
top priorities as PCC.
"This funding has been making a real difference to people's
lives since I introduced it in 2014 and I'm delighted to say it
will continue to do so.
"I would urge people to get their applications in."
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 18th March
Attached is the victim's fund application form, projected spend
spreadsheet and guidance document.