Grant Funding to Organisations Providing Services to Victims of Stalking

Reference: 18001

Date Added: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Category: Finance

Disclosure Details

Question

 

1. In the financial years 15/16, 16/17 and 17/18:

a. How many grants were awarded to organisations in which at least one of the outcomes was to provided services to victims of stalking?


b. What was the total monetary value of these grants?


c. Which organisations were awarded?

 

 

Answer

 

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held.


Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find responses below.


1.

a.

2015-16 = 1

2016-17 = 0

2017-18 (to date) = 0


For future reference all grants awarded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are required to be published on our website as per the Specified Information Order. This information can be found on either of the following links:

www.gwent.pcc.police.uk/commissioning/

www.gwent.pcc.police.uk/transparency/decisions-made/


b. £10,000


c.

The organisation that bid for the money was the Network for Surviving Stalking. They were successful in their bid but as they wanted to develop of a multi-media campaign/film, the grant was actually provided to the Gwent Independent Film Trust (GIFT) Ltd who had expertise in this area and were able to assist in the production of the film.


The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent also provides funding to other organisations (such as Victim Support) that provide services to victims of all crimes. Whereas the funding may not be specifically provided to victims of stalking, they will be able to utilise these support services. For example there is a specialist Complex Cases and Domestic Abuse Caseworker within victim support that would provide specific support. There is also funding of Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) that would include an element of support around stalking and harassment.