The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the Big Lottery Fund have launched a joint funded programme investing £1.14m until 2022, as part of the wider Government strategy to improve safeguarding practice across the voluntary sector in England. This funding will be used to develop training, support and advice for the sector and will be delivered in two phases:
Phase 1: Safeguarding resources for England launched 10 December for Expressions of Interest, closing on 14 January with projects commencing by the end of March 2019.
This is up to a maximum of £570,000 worth of funding for an organisation or partnership of organisations with the track record and knowledge to develop high quality resources which will be freely available to the voluntary sector to improve safeguarding practice.
Phase 2: Safeguarding training and development to be launched in spring/summer 2019. Funding to a small number of organisations or partnership(s) to share the resources developed during Phase 1 and support grassroots charities and community organisations to improve their safeguarding practice.