Extra £345,000 made available for domestic abuse and sexual violence survivors across North Yorkshire

More than third of a million pounds of extra money is set to be invested in domestic abuse and sexual violence support services across North Yorkshire.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 2:00 pm
North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan.

The £345,000 funding, from the Ministry of Justice, comes after Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan worked with the Government to provide more help for survivors during the coronavirus pandemic.

Over £203,000 will be invested in domestic abuse support services while £141,000 will be for sexual violence support services.

Among the successful organisations are:

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○ Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS)

○ Community Counselling (North Yorkshire) Ltd

○ Parents Against Child Exploitation (PACE)

○ The Children’s Society’s Hand in Hand Project

○ Tees Valley Inclusion’s Halo Project

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said: “This money is urgently needed and will make a huge difference to the support available for domestic abuse and sexual violence survivors across North Yorkshire and York – services which are more in demand than ever before.

“I am pleased the Ministry of Justice have listened to my concerns, understood the challenges faced and recognised their importance in awarding a third of a million pounds.

“It will make a real difference to the help available on the front line.”

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