Minister for Justice and Wicklow TD, Simon Harris, has announced funding totalling €5.25m for more than 65 organisations to support victims of crime.
The allocations range from €3,000 to €740,000, and they cover:
- national and larger organisations such as Women’s Aid, Ruhama, and One in Four;
- local organisations across the country working with victims such as Offaly Domestic Violence Support, Bray Women’s Refuge and Wexford Rape Crisis;
- general victims support organisations including Victim Support at Court; and
- specialist organisations including Migrant Rights Centre and Dignity 4 Patients.
There is an increased budget of €5.8m allocated to the Department of Justice specifically for victims of crime in 2023, and the remaining funding will be made available later in the year once further service need assessments have been completed.
Wicklow organisations receiving support include Bray Womens Refuge (€52,000) and Greystones Family Resource (€10,000).