GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES £16.6M FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE PROJECTS

The government will provide £16.6m for projects across England to support victims of domestic abuse and their children, it has been announced. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said: "Domestic abuse destroys lives and leaves victims living in fear in their own homes – the place where they should feel most safe and secure...No victim of domestic abuse should have to struggle to get the right support, or wait months for help that they need. This new funding of £16.6m will help local areas better protect victims and their children and provide essential life-saving services, delivering the urgent support that they need to rebuild their lives."
Original story from Children & Young People Now (Extract below)

The money, provided by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, will go towards a total of 75 projects run by local authorities with the aim of helping up to 43,000 survivors of domestic abuse.

The largest individual sum, £974,540, will go to Hart District Council, in South East England, which led on a bid on behalf of 11 district councils in Hampshire, as well as Hampshire County Council and Dorset Council.

Lancashire County Council will receive £878,208, Westminster City Council will get £796,000, and Waltham Forest has been awarded £749,312.