Comic Relief Ministry of Justice Specialist Fund

Grants for smaller, specialist organisations in England and Wales that support survivors and victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, who are led ‘by, with and for’ communities facing racial inequality, disabled people or LGBTQ+ communities

Ministry of Justice is providing £1.7 million for the Comic Relief: Ministry of Justice Specialist Fund which is being delivered by Comic Relief. There is a total funding pot of £2 million. Grants of between £5,000 and £70,000 are available and it is expected that around 25 grants will be awarded.

The programme is part of a £40 million initiative announced by the Ministry of Justice in February 2021 for specialist support services to help survivors and victims of rape and domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

The grant funding will support activities and offer wrap-around support which improve digital and remote capacity, provide continuity in support and enhance future sustainability.

In addition to the grant, successful applicants will receive digital and technical coaching and expertise from a support partner.

The funding is available for a maximum of six months. Grant payments are expected to be made at the end of September 2021. All funds must be spent by 31 March 2022.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 20 July 2021.

For more information see Comic Relief’s website www.comicrelief.com/funding/funding-opportunities/ministry-justice-specialist-fund/

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