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£8M helping victims become survivors

June 17, 2013

There’s still time to apply to the Big Lottery Fund’s Becoming a Survivor scheme as the closing date for stage one of the application process is June 28, 2013.
Through Becoming a Survivor we are looking to provide support to men, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse or are survivors of domestic abuse to be in a home of their choice and help them to move on with their lives both practically and emotionally.
This scheme will only support multi agency approaches however at this first stage of applications we do not require a formal partnership to have been formed or agreed.

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We’d expect to see the following kinds of organisations working together:

• Advocacy agencies
• Social work departments
• Housing associations
• Advice centres
There is up to £8 million of Lottery money available to be spent on supporting people affected by domestic abuse across Scotland.
Big Lottery Fund Scotland Director, Jackie Killeen says, “Across Scotland there are almost 60,000 recorded incidents of domestic abuse each year and research shows that victims of domestic abuse often feel unsafe in their own homes. Through Becoming a Survivor BIG has up to £8 million in National Lottery funding available to support people affected by domestic abuse.
“We believe this funding will make a difference to many people who have been affected by domestic abuse helping them to feel both practically and emotionally supported and in the long term we hope it may help give them a brighter future.”
You can find out more about Becoming a Survivor by reading the guidance notes here on our website If you believe Becoming a Survivor is for you then you should contact us to discuss your idea or request a stage one application form.
You can email: enquiries.scotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk or call our enquiries line on 0300 1237110.
Becoming a Survivor closes to applications on June 28, 2013

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