Domestic Abuse Funding
From 31 January 2024, victims and survivors of domestic abuse in England and Wales who do not have the financial means to leave their abusers will be able to apply for a one-off payment of up to £500 via one of over 470 support services.
The payment will help then to purchase essential items such as groceries, nappies or support with new accommodation to help them and their children flee to safety. Victims and survivors can also apply for a further one-off payment of up to £2,500 to help secure a sustainable independent future, such as putting down a deposit for rental accommodation.
The fund will be delivered via referrals from a network of local frontline services in England and Wales including organisations, helplines and caseworkers who have a specialist understanding of domestic abuse. Lack of financial means has frequently been a contributory factor for victims and survivors remaining with the perpetrator, so the availability of this funding is welcomed by domestic abuse support services.
There is a link with further information here.