This report produced by AVA, Chayn and Dot Project, funded by London Councils shines a light on the funding landscape of support services for victims and survivors of VAWG by mapping current available funding and its impact on people’s lives.
Funding for Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) support services is fragmented, complex and difficult to understand, leading to many victims and survivors falling through the gaps.
This report reveals that VAWG funding for support services across London is fragmented and complex, leading many survivors and victims falling through the gaps.
The report makes eight recommendations to improve outcomes.
“The short-term nature of funding to provide support services means vulnerable Londoners are being exposed to unnecessary risk whilst facing barriers in accessing the vital support they need. We need long term and sustainable funding to ensure that Londoners can access the right support for them and at the right time.
“VAWG is endemic in our society, and it has to stop. London boroughs are working together to highlight it and to do everything we can to tackle it in all its forms, working in conjunction with our partners. London Councils’ report sets out just how vital support services for survivors of VAWG are, and why it’s so important that we secure long-term funding guarantees to be able to deliver it.”– Cllr Jas Athwal, London Councils Executive Member for Community Safety and Violence Against Women and Girls.