HC Deb 18 February 1987 vol 110 c639W
Mr. Arnold

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the £2 million he is making available in 1987–88 in further support for victim support schemes will be paid direct to local schemes; if he will list the purposes of his funding; and what method he will adopt in deciding which schemes to support.

Mr. Mellor

Awards will be made to local schemes, subject to general conditions set by the Home Office, by an independent panel assisted by officers of the National Association of Victims Support Schemes. The funds will be to meet the salary costs of co-ordinators or to assist with running costs, and for ancillary purposes. Schemes applying for these awards must be affiliated to the NAVSS, and must demonstrate that they are capable of making effective use of the money and of obtaining from other sources the balance of funds they require.