Date lodged: 16 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what funding it makes available to projects that help tackle violence against women.
Answered by: Angela Constance 28 February 2017
The Scottish Government has invested £24.07m over 2015-17 from the Equality Budget to support a range of projects and initiatives to tackle all forms of violence against women (VaW). An additional dedicated £20 million over the period 2015-18, announced in March 2015, is being invested from the Justice Budget in a range of measures to tackle all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG).
In addition, on 16 February 2017 the Scottish Government announced that three year rolling funding (from 1 July 2017 to 31 March 2020) is being made available to third sector equality and violence against women and girls organisations, providing security to vital services.
More information about Scottish Government VAWG funding can be found at: https://beta.gov.scot/policies/violence-against-women-and-girls/funding/.