The Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime distributes funding to organisations that support victims of crime. The annual funding cycle begins with a newspaper advertisement in the autumn. Following the closing date decisions are made by the Commission on the basis of each Application for funding form for 2014 received. Organisations giving direct support to victims of crime tend to be given preference by the Commission when making its decisions.
The table below shows the amount of funding received by the Commission, the amount allocated directly to support organisations, and the number of organisations funded each year, as well as an estimate of the number of victims assisted.
|Funding received by the Commission (€)||Amount allocated directly to Support organisations (€)||Number of organisations funded each year||Estimate of number of victims assisted|
The allocation of funding by organisation for each year is available in the annual reports of the Commission:
The Commission endeavours to keep monitoring and evaluation to a minimum, while ensuring that adequate internal financial controls and governance procedures exist in each funded organisation. The Commission’s priority is to secure maximum benefit for the victim. It must also account for its distribution of taxpayers’ money. Required financial procedures include the return of financial and evaluation reports for funding allocated by the Commission and the submission of audited accounts. Full details are available on the Funding Allocation Acceptance Form 2011 an organisation signs before drawing down funds.