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Victim Support Schemes

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2009, Official Report, column 1442W, on Victim Support Schemes, (1) how many of the organisations he wrote to have successfully applied for funding for 2009-10; (282265)

(2) how many organisations which had not previously received funding from his Department applied for funding for 2009-10; and how many such applications have been approved by his Department.

The 2008-09 grants from the Victims Fund for organisations supporting victims of sexual violence have been renewed for this financial year (2009-10). All 39 organisations that we wrote to about the grant renewal process received a grant for this year.

Organisations that had not received previous funding were eligible to apply to the Victims Fund homicide round. 18 applications were received and of these 12 had not received previous funding from the Victims Fund. This is now closed and grant awards will be made shortly by the Home Office.

The Home Office has launched the hate crime section of the Victims Fund for the financial year 2009-10. This round is currently open for applications and organisations that have not received previous funding are eligible to apply.