Publication - Progress report

Victim Surcharge Fund: initial report 2019 to 2021

Published: 1 Oct 2021
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Money and tax

A report on those payments made into and out of the Victim Surcharge Fund, the recipient organisations, the administration costs and balance of the Fund for the period 25 November 2019 to 31 March 2021.

Victim Surcharge Fund: initial report 2019 to 2021
Annex A

Annex A

Application Process

The Fund was opened to applications from organisations that provide support to victims of crime in January 2021. The deadline for applications to the Fund was 12 February 2021.

By the closing date, five applications to the Fund had been received.

The applications were independently assessed by a panel of three Scottish Government officials against a pre-agreed matrix. A panel meeting was then held on 25 February 2021 where individual findings were discussed, and a consensus reached on which of the applications met the criteria required (as set out in the Victim Surcharge Fund Guidance).

All applications met the criteria, were approved for funding by Scottish Ministers and organisations informed in March 2021.

The organisations that applied to the Fund, and the amount they applied for, were as follows:

Recipient Award amount
Families Affected by Murder and Suicide (FAMS) £10,000
People Experiencing Trauma And Loss (PETAL) £10,000
The Manda Centre £5,000
The Moira Fund £12,000
Victim Support Scotland £120,000

These payments will be included in the 2021 to 2022 Victim Surcharge Fund Annual Report.