Guidance

Domestic abuse safe accommodation: COVID-19 emergency support fund

This prospectus provides prospective bidders with information on how to apply for funding and how the assessment process will work.

Applies to England

Documents

Application form; Leadership form; and Vendor registration form

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email alternativeformats@communities.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Vendor form

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email alternativeformats@communities.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Domestic abuse safe accommodation: COVID-19 emergency support fund dataset

Details

MHCLG secured £10 million for domestic abuse safe accommodation charities as part of a £76 million government package of support to charities supporting vulnerable people including domestic abuse victims.

The fund closed on 20 July and final assessments have been made on the bids received.

On 16 September we announced the results of the final stage of the fund, with an additional £971,207 allocated to 25 successful charity bids. This will re-open a further 45 bedspaces and create an additional 253 bedspaces.

Overall, the £10 million Domestic Abuse COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund is providing £9.7 million to 147 charity bids, supporting 166 organisations including consortium partners. In total the fund will also re-open up to 344 bedspaces that were closed due to COVID-19 and will create up to 1,546 additional bedspaces.

Over a third of those who were successful in their applications were specialist service providers, supporting diverse groups. This fund will protect this critical provision.

The list of successful bidders for the final stage and all previous stages can be found above.

Published 7 May 2020
Last updated 16 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added list of successful bidders for the final stage.

  2. Added outcome of the second cycle of the rolling fund.

  3. Added outcome of the first cycle of the rolling fund.

  4. We are now re-opening the remaining £1.85 million fund for applications on a rolling ‘first come first served’ basis. The Fund Prospectus remains the same, with minor updates and clarifications to help bidders in submitting their applications. Added list of successful bids, and added vendor form.

  5. Revised deadline for applications to 21 May 2020.

  6. First published.