The VSS delivers two funding programmes for organisations that support victims and survivors.  These programmes complement each other and work to integrate and co-ordinate the assistance provided across the community, voluntary, and statutory sectors for individual victims and survivors.

In delivering these programmes, the VSS will monitor, evaluate, and report on the difference that these services make to the lives of individuals affected by the Troubles/Conflict.

PEACE IV Shared Spaces and Services – Victims and Survivors 2017-2021

The overall aim of the PEACE IV – Shared Spaces and Services – Victims and Survivors programme is to improve the health and wellbeing of victims and survivors.

This programme will target hard to reach and marginalised individuals and communities that have suffered as a result of the Troubles/Conflict, through the development, implementation and co-ordination of a number of new and innovative initiatives.  These include:

  • The establishment of a Health & Wellbeing Caseworker Network
  • The establishment of an Advocacy Support Network
  • A resilience programme to address the individual needs of victims and survivors, including level one and level two mental health interventions
  • Development of the capacity of the sector through training and development (to meet national and regional standards), research and improved regulation

Victims Support Programme

The key aim of the Victims Support Programme is also to improve the health and wellbeing of victims and survivors.  This programme provides funding to community and voluntary organisations to deliver services and support across the region, including:

  • Counselling/Psychological Therapies
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Personal Development Programmes
  • Welfare Support
  • Truth, Justice and Acknowledgement
  • Social Support

Application Process

The application process for these programmes is currently CLOSED.

The VSS opened a call for applications under the Victims Support Programme and PEACE IV in November 2016.

55 organisations were successful in securing funding to deliver Health and Wellbeing services to victims and survivors, and to establish a network of Health and Wellbeing Caseworkers and Advocacy Support services.

To find out more about the successful applicants, click here and visit our interactive map of regional service providers here.

To find out more about the services that are provided by this extensive network of funded partner organisations, click here.

Download our Regional Services and Support leaflet here.

Download our Health & Wellbeing and Advocacy Support Network leaflet here.



A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body