Last week the Government announced that funding has been awarded by the Extraordinary National Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Fund from the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Justice Covid 19 Extraordinary Victim Fund, administered by the OPCC. We are delighted that organisations in Cornwall have benefited from this funding, to help support the abuse victims they work with.

First Light

First Light were successful in securing monies from both funds, with the total value of monies received being £194,130. This will cover both their mobilisation costs post lockdown as well as providing them with increased capacity within their recovery programme, enabling them to help address some of the increased demand on our services following lockdown.

For more about First light, see their website. First Light provides support for people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence in Cornwall, Devon and Wiltshire.

Safer Futures – Cornwall Domestic abuse and sexual violence service – 0300 777 4777

Cornwall & Devon single point of contact for Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVA) and Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) services 0300 3034626 


The Women’s Centre Cornwall

The Women’s Centre Cornwall has been awarded just under £50,000 through the Government’s Extraordinary Covid-19 Funding to support women and girls who have experienced
sexual abuse or domestic violence. This much-needed money will enable them to support more women and girls across Cornwall who have lived with abuse, violence & trauma.

Support Services – Rape & Sexual Violence & Domestic Abuse: TWCC is running one combined helpline (Rape & Sexual Abuse and Domestic Abuse) from 10am – 1pm Mon-Friday
Contact the Helpline on: 01208 77099

To access support – please refer through the Helpline telephone number anytime by leaving a message, emailing or
using the form on the website.


CLEAR – Emotional Trauma and Therapy Specialists

CLEAR has received just under £60,000 of support from the extraordinary Covid funds through the Ministry of Justice, OPCC; and also from the National Emergencies Trust administered by Cornwall Community Foundation. They are extremely grateful for this support which has enabled them to continue to provide vital counselling and therapy services by telephone, online and exceptionally, face to face throughout the lockdown period. They have put additional resources into bringing down waiting lists in order to prepare for an expected upturn in referrals for both adults and children as the restrictions ease and schools reopen.

You can find out more about CLEAR’s services on their website.