Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 18th September 2020.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much of the £10m allocated for domestic abuse safe accommodation in response to covid-19 has been (a) allocated to and (b) received by recipient organisations.

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The fund closed on 20 July and final assessments have been made on the bids received

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Governments £10 million Domestic Abuse Covid-19 Emergency Support Fund has now been allocated to 147 charity bids, supporting 166 organisations to provide 1,890 bed spaces

Of those funded, 51 bids were from organisations offering specialised support to diverse groups including BAME and LGBTQ+. As of Monday 21 September, 95 per cent of the allocated funds will have been received by the respective recipients.

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