Open Call – Funding Opportunities for Services for Victims and Survivors

The Victims and Survivors Service (VSS) is opening a call for applications under the following funding programme:

PEACE IV Shared Spaces and Services – Victims and Survivors 2017-2021

The overall aim of PEACE IV – Shared Spaces and Services – Victims and Survivors is to improve the health and wellbeing of victims and survivors.  This programme will target hard to reach and marginalised individuals and communities that have suffered as a result of the Troubles/Conflict, through the development, implementation and co-ordination of a number of new and innovative initiatives.

The VSS opened a call for applications under the Victims Support Programme and PEACE IV in November 2016. 55 organisations were successful in securing funding through these programmes to deliver Health and Wellbeing services to victims and survivors and to establish a network of Health and Wellbeing Caseworkers and advocacy support services.

Both programmes complement each other and will help to integrate and co-ordinate the community, statutory and statutory sector to assist individual victims and survivors to develop and build positive relationships and independence.

As a result of this call, VSS were able to fund 21 Health and Wellbeing Caseworkers. However, a strategic geographical gap remains in the following areas:

• North West Region of Northern Ireland and Ireland
• Great Britain (England, Scotland & Wales)
• West Belfast
• South Down/Louth
• South Armagh/Monaghan

The VSS is specifically opening a call for additional Health and Wellbeing Caseworkers to address these strategic geographical gaps.

The application consists of Part A, Part B Business Plan and Annex 1, Annex 2 and Annex 3

For detailed guidance on the application process please refer to the document below:

• Victims and Survivors Service Funding Call – Application Guidance               (including Part B Business Plan template)
• Part A
• Annex1
• Annex 2
• Annex 3

Closing Date for receipt of completed Business Plan and associated annexes is 29th August 2017 at noon.

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A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body