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

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  1. Cosc Awareness Raising Grant Scheme 2013 relating to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence

 

Cosc Awareness Raising Grant Scheme 2013 relating to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence

 

Cosc is pleased that it secured funding to run the Cosc awareness raising grant scheme in 2013 and, of the 67 applications received, grants have been awarded to date to 53 successful applicants. 

Cosc would encourage organisations developing new campaigns/materials to consider the Communications Paper on Approaches to Promoting and Developing an undersanding of domestic sexual and gender-based violence 2013 which has very helpful information for campaign messaging and methods and also the Guiding Principles for Public Awareness Raising Activities relating to domestic sexual and gender-based violence which encourage a shift from a focus of awareness raising on the victim to an inclusion of a focus on the perpetrator and bystander.

Cosc, while acknowledging that most grantees adhere to the requirements of the scheme, would like to remind successful applicants of the need to acknowledge Cosc funding and submit to Cosc two weeks prior to their final sign off, all information and awareness raising materials.

Cosc will be in contact with successful applicants at the end of this year requesting evaluation reports of the impact that these initiatives have on raising awareness of the nature and extent of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence in Ireland; and of services available to help those who experience these crimes.  It is important that successful applicants put in place effective methods to evaluate the success of the Cosc funded projects as outlined in the Cosc Guidance Manual for Grant Applications 2013