Domestic Abuse Support within Safe Accommodation Small Grants Programme

Deadline: 5 PM on Friday 15 September 2023.

This programme opened for applications on Friday 18 August 2023.

Liverpool City Council is seeking to award grants of up to £50,000 to third sector organisations to provide support to victims of domestic abuse, including their children, who reside in relevant safe accommodation (definition of ‘safe accommodation’ provided in the Grant Specification). Partnership bids are welcome from organisations working together to support people residing in safe accommodation.

Liverpool City Council has received guidance from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) stating what constitutes an appropriate use of Part 4 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 ‘new duties’ funding.

The DLUHC guidance states ‘Domestic abuse support provided through the exercise of the functions in Part 4 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 includes the expert help provided to victims by the specialist staff in domestic abuse safe accommodation support services. It is recognised that some support is directly provided on site (e.g. within refuges) whereas other support will be provided to victims through a support worker visiting them, including in their own homes in the case of a sanctuary scheme. However, in all cases support is provided to victims who reside in relevant safe accommodation’.

Part 4 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (and associated guidance) is limited to accommodation-based support and does not include other support which may be provided to victims of domestic abuse for example in community-based locations.

There is a total budget of £415,408 available for these projects.

Deadline: 5 PM on Friday 15 September 2023.

Please read the accompanying Grant Specification Document before completing this application.

Please note:

  • Applications will not be accepted after the application closing date
  • Only organisations currently based or operating in Liverpool are eligible for this grant
  • Organisations can apply for a maximum of £50,000 and only one application per organisation will be considered.

To learn more and to apply, please click here.

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