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£6m funding for domestic abuse projects
Funding allocation for services tackling violence against women has been announced by Communities Minister Malcolm Chisholm.
The announcement coincides with International Women's Day and the money comes from the national £6m Violence Against Women Fund set up by the Executive last year. A total of 86 projects will receive funding work to provide prevention, protection and/or services.
The projects include:
- a new abuse recovery service for mothers in Moray who have experienced abuse, run by Children 1st (£19,977)
- establishing a drop-in service to provide support, information and advice to women, children and young people run by Inverness Women's Aid (£96,000)
- extending the Working with Men project in Edinburgh which works with abusive men to address their behaviour (£100,000)
- the work of the Rape Crisis Centre in Glasgow (£100,000)
- providing an outreach support service to ethnic minority women experiencing domestic abuse, run by Shatki Women's Aid in Edinburgh (£56,366)
The minister said: "It's a good mix of new projects and existing work and makes a significant contribution to challenging all forms of violence against women wherever and whenever they occur."