Funding news

New commitments to tackle sexual and domestic violence – Saturday 8 March 2008

The Home Office announced new £1million funding and provisions on International Women's Day.

The Home Secretary stated that the new funds aimed to build on: 'the commitment I made in the Tackling Violence Action Plan last month to reduce serious violent crime, including sexual and domestic violence, over the next three years.'

The new funding to tackle domestic and sexual violence includes £760,000 to continue funding the 38 Independent Sexual Violence Advisers being piloted across the country.

Twenty existing Sexual Assault Referral Centres - a one-stop-shop where victims can receive medical care and counselling and undergo a forensic examination - have also been invited to bid for funding of £15,000 each.

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