FGM Victims Fund

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Please see below for information about the Victims Fund which has been launched this week which is open to voluntary and community sector organisations which support victims of crime. Please could you also circulate this information within your networks:

A new Victims Fund bringing benefits to victims of crime is being launched by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson.

The Victims Fund has been set up to improve victims’ services and to maximise the potential of organisations to deliver vital services supporting victims of crime in the West Midlands, helping them to cope and cover from their experience.

£300,000 is available for organisations who provide support to victims of crime helping them to cope with the trauma of what has happened to them and recover from the impact.

Individual applications can be made or organisations can apply together as a consortium.

The fund is open to a wide range of voluntary and community sector organisations and compliments the Commissioner’s newly launched Victims Service.  The application form is available here  http://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/consultation/victims-fund  The closing date for the first round is 1 September 2015 at 5pm.

If for any reason, the links do not work, please either copy and paste them into your browser or google the West Midlands Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner. Details are on the front page once you are in the website.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said, “Putting victims first is a key priority. I want to make sure that victims of crime have the right support when they need it. “I would urge organisations from across the region to apply for funding so we can work together to support vulnerable victims of crime in the West Midlands.“This new Victims Fund is available to organisations who support victims and help them to cope and recover.”

http://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/news/news-2015/pcc-launches-victims-fund-and-urges-local-groups-to-apply/

Jo Barber

Policy Officer (Victims Services)

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