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Rape: Victim Support Schemes

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on services of each type for rape victims in each year since 1997. (309410)

Although the bulk of funding for local services comes from local sources the Home Office and other Government Departments including Ministry of Justice and Government Equalities Office do provide some grant funding to help meet the costs of providing services to sexual assault victims.

Based on the best available information, the approximated total of grants awarded:

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) funding

2004-05—Home Office SARC Funding £310,000

2005-06—Home Office SARC Funding £709,000

2006-07—Home Office SARC Funding £620,000

2007-08—Home Office SARC Funding £805,000

2008-09—Home Office SARC Funding £663,000

2009-10—Home Office SARC Funding £1,500,000

Victim’s Fund—grants to local sexual assault services (administered by MoJ)

2005-06—£1,458,718

2006-07—£1,300,600

2007-08—£1,249,644

2008-09—£1,249,644

2009-10—£1,250,000

Special Fund for local sexual assault services (administered by GEO)

2008-09—£1,000,000

2009-10—£1,600,000

Home Office funding for Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs)

2006-07—£760,000

2007-08—£720,000

2008-09—£720,000

2009-10—£860,000

Home Office funding for Rape Crisis national head office

2008-09—£75,000

2009-10—£75,000

Home Office funding for Survivors Trust head office

2008-09—£75,000

2009-10—£75,000

On 27 January the Government announced the following funding for 2010-11:

Home Office ISVA Funding

2010-11—£860,000

Funding for local sexual assault services

2010-11—£2,250,000

The VAWG strategy also announced a Government commitment to provide £3.2 million of funding for SARCs for 2010-11—further details will be announced shortly.