Eastwood domestic abuse charity welcomes £10,000 funding boost

An Eastwood-based charity that supports victims of domestic abuse has been given £10,000 extra funding to help more people in need.

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 12:41 pm
Broxtowe Women's Project CEO Colette Byrne with newly-elected PCC Caroline Henry.

Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) has been awarded £10,000 from the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Uplift Funding 2021/2 plus additional funding, as announced by Nottinghamshire’s newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Caroline Henry

In total, the police commissioner has allocated more than £1.8million of extra funding from the government to enhance support for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence across Nottinghamshire.

The funding will help specialist domestic abuse and sexual violence support services, such as BWP, manage additional demands as a result of the pandemic.

Colette Byrne, CEO of Broxtowe Women’s Project, said: “This is welcome, and much needed news for people affected by domestic abuse across the whole of Nottinghamshire.

"We are very grateful for this funding to enable us to support more survivors of domestic abuse through their recovery journey.”

PCC Caroline Henry has committed to prioritising support for victims and survivors of crime and put them at the heart of her community safety and policing plans.

Mrs Henry said: “I want victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence to know they will always come first regardless of where they live in the county.

“I am determined to ensure every area of Nottinghamshire receives the support and resources it needs to respond to survivors and offer help as quickly as possible - now and beyond the pandemic.

“This huge amount of money and will help us recruit more specialist staff, increase therapeutic support, deliver bespoke help for teen victims and individuals from the BAME and LGBT communities and respond quickly to those who need urgent support to escape their abuser.

“These services are a lifeline and I will do everything possible to support them.”

A total of £196,355 has been allocated to domestic abuse services while £139,533 will fund sexual violence services across the county.

For more information on BWP, visit www.broxtowewomensproject.org.uk.