On 25 November 2010, the government published the Call to end violence against women and girls strategic narrative. This made clear the continuing importance that government places on frontline support to victims of domestic violence, and which committed to further central funding to support these services over the next four years to 2014/15. The government has allocated £3.3m per annum for this work.
Applications are now invited for funding for independent domestic violence adviser (IDVA) and MARAC coordinator/administrator services for the four year period. The Word document, which is available to download at the bottom of this page, provides guidance on the application process, including eligibility criteria. You might also want to read the questions and answers below to help you decide if you are eligible.
If you would like to apply, please use the MARAC application form or the IDVA application form.
The closing date for application is 11 February 2011.
Can local authorities apply for IDVA/MARAC coordinator funding?
Yes. Both the voluntary and community sector and local authorities may bid for this funding. Details are set out in the eligibility criteria.
Is there a limit to the amount of funding that can be bid for?
Yes. The criteria states that £20,000 is the maximum amount of funding that can be bid for IDVA posts. The maximum for MARAC coordinator posts is £15,000.
Is there a limit on the number of bids that an area can submit?
Yes. Each organisation or local authority can only submit one bid. So, if a local authority has six IDVAs in one area, they would only be eligible to bid for funding for one of the posts.
Date: Fri Dec 17 11:56:28 GMT 2010