We have been informed that this year’s Victims Fund has been launched – there will be one round of funding this year. Applications are available from the OPCC’s website as detailed below.
“Good causes that support the victims of crime can now apply for a slice of £300,000. Applications for the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner’s Victims Fund 2016/17 are open.
The fund was set up by David Jamieson to improve victims’ services and maximise the potential of the voluntary and community organisations that support the victims of crime. The deadline for applications is 5pm on September 9, 2016.
Funding of up to £15,000 is available for voluntary and community organisations that support victims and helps them cope and recover. Groups can apply as individuals or together as a partnership.
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said: “Supporting the victims of crime is my top priority as PCC. This funding is a wonderful opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives. I would encourage groups to apply.”
Link to information: http://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/consultation/victims-fund
Please consider if an application from your organisation is appropriate and please cascade information to others as appropriate. Thank you.