In October 2014 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) in England and Wales took responsibility for the commissioning of support services for victims and witnesses of crime.
In 2016/17 the PCC will receive funding from the Ministry of Justice totaling £1,372,554 to support this work. In Surrey, the funding is to be allocated to two areas of delivery:
Victim referral, assessment and local support service
The Police & Crime Commissioners for Surrey, Sussex and Thames Valley have worked together to commission a single support service for all three police areas. Victims of crime are referred to this service to assess their needs and support them to cope and recover from their experiences. During 2016/17 we will be using £407,976 of our available funding to support this service.
Specialist Support Services
The Police and Crime Commissioner is also responsible for commissioning local specialist services that meet the specific needs of the people of Surrey, including Domestic Abuse Outreach, refuges and Independent Sexual and Domestic Violence Advisors. For 2016/17 we have £964,578 to support delivery of these services, and organisations are able to apply for funding using the application form below.
The Victims Fund is currently closed. Applications will not be considered at this time.