To date, to keep vital domestic abuse safe accommodation services up and running, MHCLG has allocated £8.76 million of the £10 million Domestic Abuse COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund to 122 successful charity bidders. This additional funding will re-open 299 bedspaces that were closed due to COVID-19 will create 1293 additional bedspaces.
Each application for the £10 million Domestic Abuse Accommodation Emergency Support Fund is assessed, and scored between zero and four, against each of the criteria as set out within the fund prospectus.
Applications fail the assessment if scored 0 or 1 on any of the criteria.
To ensure Government meets its responsibility to spend public money wisely, due diligence checks are also undertaken to validate applicant eligibility and to provide an essential check on the financial status of applicants. Applications which pass the assessment but fail due diligence checks do not proceed.
Of the 136 applications assessed, 3 applications were unsuccessful having passed the assessment but failing on due diligence checks.