Funding boost for county organisation

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Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services will support more victims of domestic abuse thanks to a three-year grant of £73,073 from Lloyds Bank Foundation.

It will contribute to the organisation’s day-to-day costs, which will increase capacity to help those experiencing domestic abuse and enable front-line workers to deliver high quality services to those most in need as they will no longer be tied up with telephone duties and back room tasks.

Georgia Evans, CEO of Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services, said: “This grant provides us with the stability and support so that we can do more to support people affected by domestic abuse.

“It will ensure that we have dedicated staff to answer incoming calls and deal with administrative tasks. This will free up our front-line staff to support more people and reach isolated victims in rural communities.

“Our staff will be able to provide one-to-one practical and emotional support victims need to break the cycle of abuse, giving them back their voices and allowing them to lead safer lives free from violence.”

Paul Streets, chief executive of Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, said: “Cuts to public funding and changes to commissioning mean specialist local charities are struggling to stay afloat despite increasing demand for their services.

“Funding from grant makers such as Lloyds Bank Foundation can be a lifeline for many such small charities.

“We are pleased to get this new year off to a great start by supporting Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services, whose work in their community is invaluable.

“We will be working even more closely with all the charities we support in 2017 to make sure their voices are heard.”

Charities and organisations interested in applying for grant funding can click here.