2018 Victims Fund now open

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is urging organisations that help victims of crime to apply to him for money.  

David Jamieson set up a 'victim's fund' after first being elected. It helps pay for support services for people traumatised by criminal activity.

This year £250,000 is available.

The money will be spent offering help to victims of 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.

Individual funding of up to £20,000 is available for each voluntary or community organisation that helps people cope and recover. Groups can apply on their own or they can join together and form a partnership.

Commenting on this year's money the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, 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 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 Friday 1st June 2018.

(To apply see documents on the right hand side)