On 21 July 2018, the Home Office announced a 2-year £8 million fund to support children who are exposed to domestic abuse.
The funding is open to bids until 19 September 2018.
The funding prospectus states:
- Around 20% of young people in the UK have been exposed to domestic abuse.
- Domestic abuse is a factor in 50% of social worker assessments of children in need
- Children exposed to parental violence are almost three times more likely to experience violence in their own adult relationships
- 52% of children who witnessed domestic abuse experienced behavioural problems and issues with social development and relationships
The minimum amount for bids is £500,000. Bids should demonstrate the following:
- Will improve outcomes for children/young people
- Demonstrate partnership working
- Show value for money
- Monitoring, evaluation and shared learning
- Be deliverable and sustainable
The closing date is 19 September 2018.
Read more about the Children Affected by Domestic Abuse Fund.
The Ministry of Housing and Local Communities also recently announced an £18.8 million Domestic Abuse Fund, primarily aimed at providing shelter for women.