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  • Victim-Centred Approach Fund

    Created: 20/10/2021

    The Victim-Centred Approach Fund (VCAF) is a new Scottish Government funding programme that will invest at least £10 million per year to provide practical and emotional support to victims, survivors and witnesses of crime across Scotland.

    It particularly welcomes applications which can contribute towards delivery of one or more of the following VCAF priorities:

    • victims and witnesses will have access to practical and emotional support, regardless of: whereabouts in Scotland they live; the nature or severity of the crime; whether it has been reported; or what stage of the justice journey they are at;
    • victims and witnesses will have access to joined-up services that are inclusive and accessible to all, provide streamlined support, and reduce the need for victims to recount their experiences to several different organisations;
    • families bereaved by crime committed in Scotland or abroad will have access to specialist practical and emotional support; victims/survivors of gender based violence will have access to consistent and professional specialist criminal justice advocacy support; and/or
    • adult victims of human trafficking and/or slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour will have access to support and assistance.

    Who can apply?

    Applications are welcome from third sector organisations, community interest companies and public bodies that have a focus on providing support to victims, survivors and witnesses of crime in Scotland.

    When to apply?

    It is currently inviting organisations to register their interest in applying. The fund is due to open w/c 18 October. You will still be able to apply to the VCAF if you haven’t registered your interest.

    How to apply?

    To find out more/to register your interest, please click here. The fund will close on 20 December 2021.

    If you have any questions, please contact us [email protected]




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