Funding for local and national organisations supporting victims of crime

Funding of over €4.6m will benefit more than 60 organisations, including local groups that support victims of crime, Dublin Mid-West’s government TD has said.


Deputy Emer Higgins, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD that funding of €4.6m has been given to over 60 organisations supporting victims of crime.


“There is a growing national conversation around crime, especially sexual, domestic and gender based violence and Minister McEntee is rightly recognising that through a number of reforms and this latest funding announcement represents a 20% increase in funding on the previous year,” said Deputy Higgins.



“Two excellent groups serving local people in Dublin Mid-West, Beacon of Light Counselling Centre and Saoirse Housing Association have received €20,000 and €35,000 respectively and national organisations will also benefit with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre receiving €300,000 to continue the invaluable work that they do,


“We have so many brilliant local organisations doing outstanding work for victims of crime and this funding will help them to further improve their services and help as many people as possible,” added Deputy Higgins.

“Creating a victim-centred criminal justice system is a serious ambition of this government and Minister McEntee, because a fear of not being believed or being mis-treated should never stop a victim of crime from seeking help.

“I think many of the reforms Minister McEntee is introducing, such as preliminary trial hearings, training for frontline staff in the legal system, increased court accompaniment funding and helplines for victims will be beneficial to making the system more supportive of victims,” added Deputy Higgins.

“With regard to sexual domestic and gender based violence I think a culture change is also needed so I really welcome that increased funding of €250,000 has also been made available to a number of organisations like Doras and Men’s Development Network to support training and awareness raising initiatives around domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.


“I know that for so many people in Dublin Mid-West, tackling issues of crime and violence in the community is a priority and I am confident that measures such as this increased funding will go a long way to investing in prevention and supporting victims,” concluded Deputy Higgins.


Total list of approved victims of crime funding 2022


Organisation Name:

Funding 2022 Allocation

County or National

A.S.S.C

€268,018

National

Accessible Counselling Tullamore

€20,000

Offaly

​Adapt Domestic Abuse Services (Limerick)

€85,000

​Limerick

AdVic

€65,000

National

Amal Women's Association

€59,700

Dublin

An Cosan

10,000

Dublin

Aoibhneas

40,000

Dublin

Ascend

20,000

Tipperary

Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre

26,000

Carlow

Benardos

103,000

National

Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre

20,000

Dublin

Bray Women's Refuge

35,000

Wicklow

Carlow Women's Aid

€30,000

Carlow

Clare Haven Services

15,000

Clare

Connect Family Resource Centre

11,000

National

Cope Galway Waterside House

€150,000

Galway

Crime Victims Helpline

€40,000

National

Dignity 4 Patients

€95,000

National

Domestic Violence Advocacy Centre (Sligo)

€30,000

Sligo

Domestic Violence Response Galway

€22,000

Galway

Donegal Women's Domestic Violence Service

€21,000

Donegal

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

€300,000

National

Dundalk Counselling Service

€31,240

Louth

Esker House Women's Refuge

€42,786

Westmeath

Good Shepherd Cork

€25,000

Cork

Greystones Family Resource Centre

€10,000

Wicklow

Hope Trust

​€2,000

National

Immigrant Council of Ireland

€120,667

National

IrishTourist Assistance Service

€50,000

National

Kerry Womens Refuge and Support Services (Adapt)

€100,000

Kerry

Kilkenny Women's Refuge Ltd (Amber)

€25,000

Kilkenny

Laois Domestic Abuse Service

€42,500

Laois


Le Cheile

€13,500

National

Letterkenny Women's Centre

€15,120

Donegal

Lifeline Inishoven

€23,000

Donegal

Living Life Voluntary Counselling Centre

€15,000

Wicklow

Longford Women's Link

€45,000

Longford

Meath Women's Refuge

€40,000

Meath

Men's Aid

€40,000

National

Men's Development Network

€69,638

National

Missing in Ireland Support Services

€25,000

National

Mna Feasa Domestic Violence Project

€27,500

Cork

Newpark Close Community Development Limited

€35,000

Kilkenny

OASIS HOUSE WOMEN'S Refuge

€17,000

Waterford

Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service

€47,000

Offaly

One in Four

€341,790

National

OSS Cork

€5,500

Cork

Rape Crisis Network

€85,000

National

Roscommon Safe Link

€35,000

Roscommon

Ruhama

€705,217

National

SAFE Ireland

€53,580

National

Samaritans of Kilkenny and Carlow

€20,750

National

Saoirse Housing Association

€35,000

Dublin

Sexual Violence Centre Cork

€26,000

Cork

Support After Crime Services

€165,000

Cork

Support After Homicide

€28,400

National

Teach Tearmainn Housing Association Company Ltd.

€35,000

Kildare and Wicklow

Tearmann Housing Association

€35,000

Monaghan and Cavan

Victim Support at Court

€180,000

National

West Cork Womens Project

€15,000

Cork

Westmeath Support Service against Domestic Abuse

€40,000

Westmeath

Wexford Rape Crisis

€51,336

Wexford

Wexford Women's Refuge

€21,055

Wexford

Women's Aid

€200,000

National

Women's Aid Dundalk

€30,000

Louth

Additional list of approved victims of crime funding 2022

Cuan Saor Women's Refuge Ltd.

€40,000

Tipperary

Domestic Violence Response Galway

€22,000

Galway

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland


€114,962


National



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