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The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

An Oifig Náisiúnta um Fhoréigean Baile, Gnéasach agus Inscnebhunaithe a Chosc

  1. Awareness Raising Activities


Awareness Raising Activities

In 2010 Cosc provided €283,754 in grant funding to 52 organisations.  Funding was made available to advertise services locally, to produce information materials such as leaflets and posters, and for activities designed to raise awareness of issues surrounding domestic and sexual violence.  Cosc was particularly pleased to see a number of joint applications from groups and a number of new innovative ways of raising awareness.

Cosc strives to support the improvement of awareness raising through the implementation of a clear communications strategy and through transparent and fair funding procedures. All successful grant recipients are required to complete an Evaluation Report which will be forwarded to them by Cosc later in the year.

All grants are subject to audit by Cosc and may also be audited by the Department of Justice and Law Reform. Grants recipients will be asked to send in all invoices and proofs of payments associated with expenditure of money received. The audit of successful grant applicants who received grant aid in 2009 took place during the Spring/Summer of 2010. Virtually all of the organisations audited had spent the money granted appropriately or had a plan to spend any funds remaining at the time of audit.

It is worth remembering that:
• grant aid must be spent on the activities outlined in the application form unless an alternative purpose is agreed with Cosc.
• grant aid for a specific year must be used and accounted for before further grant aid will be paid out.

Cosc Website/Address Book

We are currently updating our website and our mailing lists.  Please check that the correct contact details for your organisation are shown on our website.  We would encourage you to do this on a regular basis so that the Cosc website provides accurate information.  It is really important that the contact details for your organisation are 100% correct, particularly so victims can access services as quickly as possible.

Please also let us know if there have been any changes to the contact people in your organisation since September 2009 and we will update our address book.

Notify us of any changes by e-mailing

Website link to

Cosc would appreciate it if organisations could provide a link on their websites to the Cosc website:  

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