Skip to content

£12m for survivors of domestic abuse

March 20, 2014

The Big Lottery Fund in Scotland today announced funding worth £12 million to 24 projects across Scotland to provide support to survivors of domestic abuse.Bas2Infographic3

The funding from the Becoming a Survivor programme means there will be greater access to support services for women, men, and families who have lived through domestic abuse.

Speaking today at a conference for people working with and supporting those affected by domestic abuse, Big Lottery Fund, Scotland Director, Jackie Killeen, said: “This multi million pound investment will help to build support around the needs of some of Scotland’s most vulnerable and hidden people. These projects will work with those concerned, supporting them at as early a stage as possible. They will also reach into some of Scotland’s most remote and rural communities helping families and children relocate to places where they can feel safe. The latest Police Scotland figures indicate the number of reported domestic abuse incidents in Scotland have risen over the last year, so we know that this is an area where our funding is desperately needed.”

Here are a list of the 24 successful Becoming a Survivor projects.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: