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Specialist domestic and sexual violence services invited to apply for funding

Organisations that provide specialist support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence are invited to submit bids for vital funding to Deputy Mayor Bev Hughes.

The funding from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), which is worth £15.7m nationally, will provide a cash boost to specialist services across Greater Manchester. An additional pot will fund additional Independent Domestic Violence Advocates and Independent Sexual Violence Advocates.

The Deputy Mayor welcomes bids that focus on:

  • Services for victims with protected characteristics and organisations which provide specialist ‘by-and-for’ support
  • Services for children and young people
  • Older people
  • Complex repeats (particularly relevant for domestic abuse)
  • Stalking and harassment
  • Support which addresses the interconnectivity between domestic abuse and sexual violence victims and survivors i.e. domestic abuse victims and survivors who have also experienced sexual violence as part of this abuse
  • Those that align with Greater Manchester's ambitions and priorities within the Gender Based Violence Strategy.

The funding will be provided to successful recipients for 2022-23, but has the potential to be extended for a further two years.

If you are interested in applying, please email for more information and an application form.

The deadline for submitting bids is Friday 29 April. 

Bids will be submitted to the MoJ for a final decision which is expected to be announced late May.  

Article Published: 22/04/2022 10:18 AM