A second round of Government funding is being made available to support domestic abuse safe accommodation services during the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic.
The Government has opened a second bidding round to allocate the remainder of the £10 million Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund. Round 2 will award the remaining £1.85 million on a rolling ‘first come, first served basis’.
This fund aims to address the impact of COVID-19 on domestic abuse safe accommodation charities and the additional costs they are facing as a result.
The fund will support domestic abuse safe accommodation charities from 1 April to 31 October and will help ensure that:
The funding is to be used for revenue costs (costs associated with maintaining existing services and additional capacity to meet increase in demand) incurred as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. This includes the following:
Round 1 has awarded £8.15 million to 147 service providers through 103 successful bids across all regions of England.
Bids will be accepted from 5 June until 20 July 2020 or until the funding has been exhausted, whichever is sooner.