The project should have a national reach, while also paying special attention to vulnerable communities, where victims of domestic violence are likely to stay in abusive relationships.
- To promote a better understanding of gender-based violence amongst police officers who handle domestic violence cases and to facilitate the inclusion of victim-centred care practices and trauma informed care in their response to and work on prevention of domestic violence.
- It should also include forms of gender-based violence beyond physical violence, for example, coercive behaviour, financial control and emotional abuse.
- Grant applications must include an estimated budget of up to £17,500 or equivalent of 84,875 RON.
- Depending on the quality of the proposals, the British embassy reserves the right not to grant all or part of the available funds.
- The embassy also reserves the right to award a grant of less than the amount requested by the applicants.
- In such a case, applicants will be asked to increase the amount that they co-finance, to propose other co-financing means or to decrease the total costs without altering the substance of the proposal.
- It is essential that the project implementer builds effective relationships to secure buy in at a policy and operational level for this project to be successful. Potential activities could include:
- policy development with government, police departments and those with lived experience on victim-centred responses and trauma informed care in domestic violence situations
- development of training materials for operational partners who respond to domestic violence incidents and/or have contact with survivors in a policing context
- support for those with lived experience of domestic violence to engage with policy makers and operational partners on the development of materials and training packages
- training on victim and trauma focused responses and signposting to specialist support networks
- creating a support network for police officers who work on domestic violence issues
- supporting materials to raise awareness of victim-centred approaches across police teams to increase awareness of domestic violence issues linked to other reported crimes
- This is not an exhaustive list. The embassy welcomes innovative proposals from potential implementing partners that suggest additional or alternative activities to deliver the key objectives.
- Project proposals should demonstrate that the implementing partner’s staffing levels are appropriate to deliver the aims of the project and that the staff have relevant expertise and experience in in domestic violence victim support, as well as detailed knowledge of the domestic violence situation in Romania.
- Activity based budgets should list the activities needed to deliver the outcomes (results) of the project. All costs should be in Romanian Lei (RON).
- Bids should be completed in English.
For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/british-embassy-bucharest-calls-for-project-proposals-to-improve-police-handling-of-domestic-violence