We have received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:
- The names of the organisations awarded grants from the male victims of domestic and/or sexual violence fund;
- The annual grant schedule (2011/12 and 2012/13) for the organisations awarded a grant from this fund;
- A summary description (one paragraph for example) of the services the organisation will be providing
- The names and job titles of those who selected the successful organisations (if the Home Office does not wish to release names then job titles will suffice);
- A blank copy of the marking sheet used to assess the award of the grants to all organisations who had applied and the percentage marks available for each of the criteria on the marking sheets;
- A copy of the assessment guidance notes used by those outlined in (4) to assess the submissions made by all organisations;
- A list of those organisations who were unsuccessful in applying to the Male Victims Fund;
- The reason why this single fund was spread across two distinct sectors (Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence), when government funding for women in these two sectors comes from two separate funds.
We released the following information on 19th March 2012:
Please refer to the PDF attachment for details relating to Annexes A to D.
1 & 3: A full list of the organisations awarded grants from the male victims of domestic and/or sexual violence fund and a summary of the services the organisation will be providing can be found at Annex A.
2 & 8: In the financial years 2011-13, we are allocating £225,000 (across two years) to support voluntary sector organisations target services at male victims of domestic and sexual violence. This money will help provide support, aid preventative work and raise awareness.
The Government has ring-fenced nearly £40 million of stable funding up to 2015 for specialist local domestic and sexual violence support services, rape crisis centres, the national domestic violence helplines and the stalking helpline. This is the first time that funding has been ring fenced for domestic and sexual violence victims on a stable basis (i.e. over the whole spending-review period). This is central funding covering both the domestic violence and sexual violence sectors.
Of that (nearly) £40m we are providing funding towards:
• 144 Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs), and are also providing 75 funded IDVA training places each year until 2015. The organisation Coordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA) estimate that there are currently about 500 dedicated IDVAs within the UK in total.
• Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs). The Home Office funds 87 dedicated ISVAs.
• Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference coordinators (MARACs). The Home Office contributes funding towards 54 MARAC coordinators and funds CAADA to provide support and advice to MARACs as well as running a programme of quality assurance. There are over 250 MARACs across England & Wales in total.
• National Helplines. The Home Office provides funding towards the following national helplines: National Domestic Violence Helpline; Men’s Advice Line; Respect phoneline (for perpetrators); Broken Rainbow.
• Rape crises centres (Ministry of Justice funding).
The organisations awarded grants from this fund should receive payments in February 2012 and June 2012, subject to the terms and conditions of the grant agreement.
- Applications to the fund were considered by a panel comprising officials from the Ministry of Justice (Victim and Witness Unit, Policy Advisor), the Home Office (Domestic Violence Policy Advisor and Sexual Violence Policy Advisor) and the Home Office finance team (Senior Executive Officer, Finance Team, Violent and Youth Crime Prevention Unit).
- A copy of the marking sheet used to assess bids can be found at Annex B. This includes the scores for each aspect of the criteria.
- A copy of the assessment guidance note can be found at Annex C.
- A full list of unsuccessful organisations who applied for the Male Victims Fund can be found at Annex D.
Date: Thu May 31 14:19:30 BST 2012
In response to a freedom of information request about organisations awarded grants from the male victims of domestic and/or sexual violence fund.