Crime Victim Fund

Information on how non-profit organisations, researchers, and others can apply for project funding.

The activities can be anything from simple information campaigns to extensive research projects. Funds can be awarded to researchers, non-profit organisations, or to activities run by private or public actors. One important part of the Fund’s allocation of resources is made up of core financing to local crime victim support centers.

The Crime Victim Fund is primarily built up through a special fee of 800 SEK, which every person convicted of a crime that is punishable by a prison sentence has to pay. A person who serves a sentence through electronic tagging pays a fee of 80 SEK per day, up to maximum 9 600 SEK. The Fund is also open for donations. Every year, the Fund distributes approximately 30-35 million SEK.

The Fund allocates its resources twice a year. Applications must be submitted at the latest 1 April and 1 October respectively.

Research Projects
The Crime Victim Fund supports research projects aiming to improve the conditions for persons who have been subjected to crime, or increase the knowledge about problems concerning crime victims.

Victimological research, that is, research focusing on crime victims, includes a variety of disciplines, such as criminology, sociology, psychology, law, and medicine.

The Swedish Crime Victim Authority’s project database for crime victim research contains information on research projects which have been fully or partly financed by the Crime Victim Fund, or through funds designated for specific projects (men’s violence against women, for instance).

For more information about applying for research funding, please see the page Ansökan om medel för forskningsprojekt (information in Swedish).

Crime Victim Oriented Projects
The Crime Victim Fund can also, as noted above, allocate funds to projects with a clear crime victim orientation. The project’s overall aim must be to recognize and increase knowledge about crime victims, or to enhance the way crime victims are treated and supported.

For more information about applying for funds for crime victim oriented projects, please see the page Anvisningar för ansökan om medel för brottsofferinriktade projekt (information in Swedish).

Last Updated: 2020-07-02

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Swedish Crime Victim Authority