Applications open for £500,000 Peer Support Fund

Fund announced by justice minister Crispin Blunt open to organisations that support families affected by murder and manslaughter

Crispin Blunt
Crispin Blunt

A £500,000 government fund for organisations that support families bereaved by homicide has opened for applications.

Voluntary organisations with personal experience of helping people and families affected by homicide can apply for grants of up to £30,000 a year for the next two years. The deadline for applications is 9 March.

The Peer Support Fund, which is run by the Ministry of Justice, is available to organisations that can provide services such as emotional support, befriending and basic advice.

The MoJ’s guidance notes say: "We foresee that the grants might be used to pay for a worker or part of a worker to coordinate volunteer support to enable organisations to carry out peer support activities.

"This grant could also be used to provide set-up or running costs – eg telephone support for families, some travel costs and volunteer expenses."

Funding is expected to be available from 2 April.

Justice minister Crispin Blunt said: "Families bereaved by murder and manslaughter face incomprehensible trauma and hardship.

"This £500,000 government funding will allow groups with first-hand experience of homicide to continue to support others going through the same terrible situation."

The fund is part of a £1.5m government package to support those affected by homicide.

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