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Over 100 frontline domestic abuse charities given government funding

Over 1,500 refuge spaces will be provided to support survivors of domestic abuse at risk during the pandemic. The provision will be backed by £8.1 million of government funding which will also support other specialist services, such as counselling.

The funding comes from £10 million that has been made available to domestic abuse charities to support them during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A second bidding round opened last week in order to allocate the rest of the funding.

Successful charities in the first round include:

The remaining £1.85 million fund has been opened 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.

For the announcement, click here. For the prospectus, click here.