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Funding from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government to Improve Support to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Victims of Domestic Abuse

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval is sought for the Council to act as an Accountable Body for the receipt of £39,074 funding from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government in the form of an un-ring fenced grant for 2018/19. The grant will be used to fund a project which will support LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse to access safe accommodation.



That the Cabinet Member agrees to:


(i)            accept the MHCLG Domestic Abuse Grant Offer (2018-2020) of up to £112,600;


(ii)          become the Accountable Body for the grant on behalf of third parties - Barnsley Council, Doncaster Council and Rotherham Council; and


(iii)         make grant payments to third parties (SAYiT) of up to £112,600.




Reasons for the decision:

The project will have value for citizens of Sheffield and across South Yorkshire and will improve outcomes for people affected by domestic abuse who are LGBT+.  SAYiT are a local specialist provider and there are no similar providers with a sufficient track record in Sheffield or South Yorkshire to undertake this work.

Alternative options considered:

No alternatives presented in the report.

Publication date: 29/01/2019

Date of decision: 29/01/2019

Effective from: 05/02/2019

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