‘Women’s Aid’ Campaign Response

The SNP Scottish Government have funded a range of services to support victims of domestic abuse.

The Scottish Government are investing over £12 million over 2020/21 from the Equality and Human Rights Budget to support a range of projects and initiatives.

Last year the Scottish Government allocated an additional £5.75 million to frontline services so they could respond to an increase in demand from victims of abuse.

We know that services are looking for longer term and more sustainable funding. That is why the SNP Scottish Government committed to review the funding and commissioning of national and local frontline services.

If re-elected, we will take forward the actions in Equally Safe. We will also:

  • establish a new multi-year £100 million funding stream over the next three years to support frontline services and focus on prevention of violence against women and girls from school onwards;
  • ring fence part of these funds for frontline support services, to add to those provided by local authorities, so that no survivor of abuse or violence is forced to wait to get the help they need, at the time they need it, in their local area; and
  • invest a further £5 million this year to support frontline organisations to deal with outstanding demand that has built up during the pandemic.

Fiona Hyslop