Home Office allocates £52,401 to Genesis Leeds

In December 2014, the Home Secretary announced £4.85 million fund to support non-statutory organisations supporting victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. The Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Bett, announced the successful applicants on 27th March.

‘In total 299 bids were received and just under £22million of funding was requested.  Therefore the standard of applications and competition for funding were very high. Each bid has been subjected to a thorough and robust assessment in line with the published criteria and I am delighted to now be in a position to announce the successful applications.’ – Stephen Bett, Police and Crime Commissioner Norfolk.

We would like to thank hugely both the Home Office and Stephen Bett, as we are delighted to be able to reveal that we have been awarded £52,401. We would also like to congratulate all other successful applicants doing fantastic work with victims and survivors at a much needed time.

This grant will enable us to deliver an independent, specialist source of support and advocacy for historic victims and survivors of child abuse, specifically child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Leeds. It will allow us to expand our services to provide support for people over 18 who have been victims of CSE when they were under 18. This project will be also evaluated by Professor Maggie O’Neill at Durham University to learn lessons about what people need.


For more information about the fund, and other organisations that were successful, follow this link.