Other Grants

Critical Support Fund

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting applications from domestic and sexual abuse support services for a share of the Ministry of Justice’s £2.8m Critical Support Fund.

In order to be eligible for the funding, organisations must already be delivering in Lancashire.

The funding can be used to support new and existing referrals but must only be used for core service capacity. It is to meet increased demand, not for development or transformational purposes.

A total of £1.5m is available nationally for community-based sexual violence and domestic abuse support (such as local helplines, counselling etc, excluding ISVA/IDVA support) – to be spent by March 31,2022 – and £1.3m exclusively for the recruitment of IDVAs and ISVAs, committed for two years until March 2023.

Bids can be accepted for both funding streams from  the same organisation as long as the funding split between community-based and IDVA/ISVAs is made clear.

The OPCC will assess all bids received based on the MoJ priorities of reducing waiting lists and meeting increased demand, and will rank all bids for submission to the MoJ. The decision of the OPCC is final.

In order to apply, please complete the Critical Support Fund template. Please do not alter the template.

Templates should be returned to Liz Canavan – liz.canavan@lancashire-pcc.gov.uk – by 4pm on Monday, June 21. Templates received after this time will not be accepted.

For ease,  the full guidance can also be accessed here.

Street Pastors, Street Angels and Similar Organisations Fund 2020/21

The Commissioner values the work of the volunteers who engage and support vulnerable people within the night time economy and has therefore allocated £30,000 to support the work of Street Pastors, Street Angels and similar organisations.

To apply for funding from the Street Pastors, Street Angels and similar organisations Fund please complete and return the application form to Steffani.Hull@lancashire-pcc.gov.uk by 9am on Monday 14th December 2020.

Street Pastors, Street Angels and Similar Organisations 2019/20

The Commissioner allocated £25,000 for the work of Street Pastors, Street Angels and similar organisations. During the night-time economy, the volunteers engage, care and listen to members of the public. For example, supplying drinks and blankets to vulnerable people. Details of the successful applicants are listed below:

  • £7,000 – Blackpool and Fylde Street Angels
  • £5,000 – Chorley Street Pastors
  • £3,000 – Lancaster Street Pastors
  • £10,000 – Preston & South Ribble Street Pastors

Street Pastors, Street Angels and Similar Organisations 2017/18

The Commissioner allocated £25,000 for the work of Street Pastors, Street Angels and similar organisations. During the night-time economy, the volunteers engage, care and listen to members of the public. For example, supplying drinks and blankets to vulnerable people. Details of the successful applicants are listed below:

  • £6,500 – Blackpool and Fylde Street Angels
  • £5,000 – Chorley Street Pastors
  • £2,500 – Lancaster Street Pastors
  • £1,000 – Ormskirk Street Pastors
  • £10,000 – Preston & South Ribble (North) Street Pastors

Street Pastors, Street Angels and Similar Organisations 2016/17

The Commissioner allocated £20,000 for the work of Street Pastors, Street Angels and similar organisations. Details of the successful applicants are listed below:

  • £10,000 – Preston & South Ribble Street Pastors
  • £5,000 – Chorley Street Pastors
  • £5,000 – Blackpool and Fylde Street Angels

Child Sexual Abuse Support Fund

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner was responsible for administering £160,000 of Home Office Funding fro the Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) Support Fund.

This fund was designed to aid non-statutory organisations who had seen an increase in demand for services as a result of the child sexual abuse inquiry and aimed to provide grant funding to enable them to increase capacity to support victims.

The Commissioner agreed to contribute another £40,000 to the fund meaning a total of £200,000 was available. Details of the successful applicants are listed below:

  • £35,482.00 – Trust House
  • £27,880.89 – Horizon
  • £29,582.00 – Fylde Coast Women’s Aid
  • £17,600.00 – Lancashire Women’s Centre
  • £30,241.52 – The Liberty Centre
  • £28,540.00 – The Birchall Trust
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