Funding to tackle violence against women and girls
Our funding to tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG) is at record levels.
We have invested £11.8 million (for the period 2016 to 2017) from the Equality Unit, and £20 million (for 2015 to 2018) from Justice for VAWG services.
This provides financial support for frontline services, prevention activity and initiatives which build capacity in local partnerships to strengthen responses to VAWG.
Through the £20 million committed from the Justice portfolio we will improve support for victims of violence and sexual assault.
Equally Safe (Violence Against Women and Girls) Fund (ESVAWGF) 2017 to 2020
This fund will support work to progress the outcomes in Equally Safe – Scotland's strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls. This fund will assist with the development of measures to tackle all forms of violence against women and girls.
Rape Crisis Specific Fund (RCSF) 2017 to 2020
This fund will ensure that local rape crisis services currently in receipt of funding can continue providing direct support to women who have experienced sexual violence.