Grants

Apply now to receive a WWP EN Grant for safe, effective and sustainable perpetrator work!

In 2024, The European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence (WWP EN) will offer its members the opportunity to receive financial support through grants.

Deadline for applications: 8.03.2024, 23:59 CET

Who can apply?

Applicants must fulfil all the criteria listed below:

  • Be a full member of the WWP European Network (affiliate members are not eligible)
  • Be a legal entity and a private non-profit organization (public bodies are not eligible)
  • Be based in Europe (EU and non-EU)
    • For non-EU applicants, priority in awarding grants will be given to organisations based in the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries
  • Respect EU values as laid out in Art.2 of the Treaty on European Union and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Available grants:

  • Priority 1: Improving the quality of perpetrator interventions and capacity building - EUR 15 000
  • Priority 2: Improving practice to ensure compliance with quality standards for perpetrator programmes and pursuing European accreditation - EUR 20 000
  • Priority 3: Ensuring continuous availability of good quality perpetrator interventions - EUR 5 000

Activities eligible for funding:

  • Training
  • Capacity building
  • Setting up, running and ensuring continuity of services
  • Activities for improving and evaluating service quality (including an external process)
  • Setting up or improving programme evaluation
  • Improving victim support and collaboration with victim support services
  • Improving coordinated community response
  • Improving specialised interventions for specific groups of perpetrators
  • Improving child protection (incl. programmes for perpetrators who are fathers, developing or improving child protection policies)
  • Improving risk assessment
  • Improving informatisation of data collection and data management
  • Improving advocacy capacity/reach with local administrations and key public authorities to improve multi-agency work

How to apply:

  1. Read the full call for applications
  2. Register an account in the Online Grant Management System by clicking the “Register” button and following the instructions provided in the system.
    • Note: If you applied for a previous grant, you already have an account on the Online Grant Management System. Instead of registering again, use this account to log in and then follow step 3 below.
  3. Submit your application through the Online Grant Management System. After logging in, fill out your application and click “Submit”. You will receive a copy of your application via e-mail.

2023 Grants

Association NAIA

Grant amount

28,973.63 EUR

Website

http://www.naia-tg.com/

Country

Bulgaria

Title of the project

Applying a child-focused approach in working with perpetrators in Bulgaria

Project duration

7 months

Target groups

  • Facilitators of perpetrator programmes
  • Practicioners in the field of domestic and intimate partner violence
  • Experts and practitioners in the field of child protection

Project summary

"Applying a child-focused approach in working with perpetrators in Bulgaria" aims to improve the safety and well-being of child survivors of domestic violence. The project will increase the effectiveness of treatment programmes for perpetrators in Bulgaria by developing and implementing a child safety-oriented model for assessing and managing domestic violence cases involving children.

Project activities include:

  • Mapping the implementation of child protection policies in Bulgarian perpetrator programmes
  • Developing tools for child protection during perpetrator work
  • Training perpetrator work professionals to implement Child Protection Policies and Procedures, risk assessment, and multi-agency protocols for child protection

Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation

Grant amount

24,372.70 EUR

Website

https://www.bgrf.org/?lang=11

Country

Bulgaria

Title of the project

Good practices, challenges and proposed solutions in practical work with perpetrators in Bulgaria

Project duration

7 months

Target groups

  • Perpetrators referred by the court or voluntarily stated and involved in the counselling
  • Experts, e.g. prosecutors, judges and policemen, social workers
  • Professionals directly working with perpetrators and services for work with perpetrators

Project summary

The proposed project "Good practices, challenges and proposed solutions in practical work with perpetrators in Bulgaria" envisages to map the existing gaps in work with perpetrators in the direction of unifying and improving programmes to work with perpetrators of domestic violence in the post-lockdown period and increased cases of domestic violence. The project envisages to contribute in the area of domestic violence that was not among priority of holistic strategy for combating all forms of DV through developing professional guideline for therapists, social workers and psychologies, providing training for 30 people and counseling for perpetrators and publicity for wider auditory b/n 5000-6000 people from different regions of Bulgaria.

Liga otevřených mužů, z.s.

Grant amount

40,320.32 EUR

Website

https://ilom.cz/

Country

Czech Republic

Title of the project

Improving Work with Perpetrators of Violence in the Czech Republic

Project duration

7 months

Target groups

  • Perpetrators of intimate partner violence
  • Partners and ex-partners of perpetrators
  • Professionals working with intimate partner violence

Project summary

In the Czech Republic, there is still very little perpetrator work. The "Improving Work with Perpetrators of Violence in the Czech Republic" project goal is primary and secondary prevention of violence in relationships and gender-based violence in the Czech Republic through the expansion and improvement of our work with clients (mainly men and the vast majority fathers) who commit violence against their partners and children.

As part of the project LOM will expand its' perpetrator programme by adding a group and train the team to work with young men aged 15-18. A particular priority is on strengthening gender-sensitive approaches. LOM will map the gender attitudes of men programme participants and the impact the programme has on changing their attitudes

Programa Contexto - University of Valencia

Grant amount

18,455.02 EUR

Website

https://www.programacontexto.org

Country

Spain

Title of the project

Focused intervention protocols: Addressing perpetrators’ risk factors

Project duration

7 months

Target groups

  • Facilitators of perpetrator programmes
  • Scientific community
  • Perpetrators

Project summary

"Focused intervention protocols: Addressing perpetrators' risk factors" aims to improve the quality of perpetrator programmes by designing intervention protocols based on a detailed analysis of participants' main risk factors that hinder change. Additionally, CONTEXTO will develop a protocol for analysing and contacting the perpetrators' social networks so that facilitators can gather relevant information for risk assessment and management.

Project activities include:

  • Analysing and categorising risk factors
  • Designing intervention protocols
  • Training facilitators
  • Conducting a feasibility evaluation of the protocols
  • Awareness-raising

Relive – Relazioni Libere dalle Violenze Ets

Grant amount

47,982.80 EUR

Website

http://www.associazionerelive.it/

Country

Italy

Title of the project

Re-live the Network

Project duration

7 months

Target groups

  • Member organisations of the Relive network
  • Facilitators of perpetartor programmes

Project summary

With the recent passing of an Italian law on gender-based violence, members of the Italian national perpetrator programme network "Relive" have seen an increase in enrollment in their perpetrator programmes and requires coordination to create shared procedures and protocol agreements across Italy.

With the "Re-Live the network" project, Relive will remunerate three professionals to handle administrative work, coordinate activities, and improve services for members. This will allow them to coordinate the important process of introducing shared procedures and protocols across Italy, as well as holding a national meeting on European and national standards.

Society for Psychological Assistance (Društvo za psihološku pomoć)

Grant amount

28,679.42 EUR

Website

https://dpp.hr/eng/

Country

Croatia

Title of the project

Responding to increased need for victim-safety oriented perpetrator work in Croatia

Project duration

7 months

Target groups

  • Prospective facilitators of the perpetrator programme who will be trained to deliver the victim-safety oriented programme within SPA framework in the greater Zagreb metropolitan area
  • Victims support services in the central part of Croatia
  • Stakeholders from social services, child protection, criminal justice, police, probation services, victim support services,Ombudsperson Office for Gender Equality
  • Professional audiences of prospective facilitators of perpetrator work

Project summary

With the 2023 grant, SPA is implementing the "Responding to increased need for victim-safety oriented perpetratorwork in Croatia" project.

With this project, SPA will

  • improve the quality of their current perpetrator programme with a special focus on victim safety
  • strengthen their cooperation with survivor support services
  • promote safe and effective perpetrator work as an important part of coordinated-community responses to domestic violence in Croatia

Project activities include

  • conducting training for facilitators to increase available programmes
  • improving their child protection policy and risk assessment
  • expanding their programme evaluation

Men's Development Network CLG

Grant amount

11,216.00 EUR

Website

https://mensnetwork.ie/mend/

Country

Ireland

Title of the project

Using the Choices Programme for Residential Weekends for Male Perpetrators: A pilot project

Project duration

5 months

Target groups

  • Facilitators of perpetrator programmes

Project summary

The Men Ending Domestic Violence (MEND) programme acts to support men to end their violent or abusive behaviour and become non-violent and respectful within their intimate partner relationships with it's core objective being that of protecting and creating safety for women and children. This training however is often not feasible for economically deprived men who live in rural areas and/or face financial and logistical barriers to participation. The aim of this proposed project is to design a residential programme, train facilitators in its delivery and to evaluate the training with ultimate goal of expanding and enhancing the existing MEND Programme so as to deliver safe and effective behaviour change work to male perpetrators who have logistical obstacles to engaging successfully with the current programme.

Last changed: 22.02.2024