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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19565: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 25 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-19038 by Christina McKelvie on 15 October 2018, what funding programmes are available to Abused Men in Scotland to support its work.

Answered by: Christina McKelvie 2 November 2018

Our main fund for services supporting victims of domestic abuse, Equally Safe Violence Against Women and Girls, is fully committed up until 2020. Abused Men In Scotland (AMIS) did not make an application to Equally Safe Violence Against Women and Girls fund in 2017, the last funding round since this fund adopted three year funding to provide greater security for its funded organisations.

The Scottish Government appreciates that funding remains a concern for Third Sector organisations. AMIS may wish to contact their local Third Sector Interface (TSI) for assistance in identifying sources of funding to support their work or look at other potential sources of funding through the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) website.