This guidance and eligibilty criteria is for voluntary and community sector groups who are applying for funding for independent sexual adviser services for the four years to 2014/15. It is available in Word format to download at the bottom of this page. The questions and answers below might also help you decide if you are eligible.
Can local authorities apply for ISVA funding?
Yes, but this would be either as direct support for a service to be delivered by the voluntary and community sector (and the bid will need to state clearly which organisation) or in support of services to be delivered by a local sexual assault referral centre.
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 ISVA posts.
Can SARCs that are in development, bid for ISVA funding?
Yes, if the SARC will be fully functional within six months from 1 April 2010 - this must be clearly evidenced in the bid. Further details are available in the funding criteria.
Date: Wed Dec 08 14:25:31 GMT 2010