Cambridgeshire awarded more than £100,000 to support victims of sexual abuse
March 27th, 2015
TWO Cambridgeshire organisations are celebrating successful bids into a Home Office fund aimed at supporting the victims of sexual abuse.
Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre has been awarded £68,900 while Peterborough Rape Crisis Care Group got £37,927.
The money will ensure the continuation of counselling services for victims of sexual abuse in the county and will significantly reduce waiting times.
Both bids were strongly supported by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner alongside other organisations.
Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright provided the initial funding to start this enhanced service for victims through successful bids into the Ministry of Justice Competed Fund in 2014. He said this afternoon that he was “delighted” with the news that funding had been secured to continue to support victims to cope and recover from their experience.
“I have visited both organisations and know the incredible work they do in supporting victims overcome their traumatic experience. Such crimes can leave deep mental scars and take years to overcome. This money will make a real difference to the lives of many people,” he added.
Notes to editors
Contact details of successful bidders:
Cambridge Rape Crisis Group
Phone: (01223) 245888
Peterborough Rape Crisis Care Group
Phone: (01733) 317899
Media enquiries to:
Charles Kitchin – Director of Public Engagement & Communications
Director of Public Engagement & Communications
Tel DD: 01954 713906
Mobile: 07809 332291
About The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Sir Graham Bright is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire.
Police and Crime Commissioners have responsibility for delivering an efficient and effective police service in their area. Commissioners set police and crime objectives, the police budget and issue crime and disorder reduction grants through the Police and Crime Plan. Commissioners also hold the police to account, making them answerable to the public.
Further details can be found on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner website