How much funding went to specialist domestic abuse and sexual assault charities in 2020/21 and how much of an increase was this from the year before?
Or if you do not have data for this time period, can you please send the latest available data you have instead?
The below figures are the total amounts the OPCC has paid towards ‘specialist domestic abuse and sexual charities’ in 2019-20 and 2020-21:
Domestic abuse: £193,000
Sexual violence: £75,326
Domestic abuse: £694,322.57 (+259% – increase of £501,322.57)
Sexual violence: £178,234.45 (+137% – increase of £102,908.45)
The marked increase in funding for domestic abuse and sexual violence charities in the last financial year is the result of an increased investment by the Government during the coronavirus pandemic.
In total, Cleveland OPCC secured an additional £569,675 from the Ministry of Justice for services supporting victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding was provided to existing OPCC commissioned services, plus a number of other services not currently commissioned by the OPCC.