Southside Family Project in Bath will be able to support more people affected by domestic abuse thanks to a cash boost from the Lloyds Bank Foundation and National Lottery funding.
The two organisations, who have given £58,840, joined forces to help fund the project which works to support people of Bath and North East Somerset affected by domestic abuse.
The grant will fund the project’s Service Manager who oversees the charity’s work both to remove victims from situations of abuse but also provide them with support to rebuild their confidence and independence.
Southside Family Project offer a range of services from their Twerton centre, including giving people the information they need to help them change their lives for the better as well as acting on their behalf as an advocate.
They also work with vulnerable families to support healthy relationships, and offer long term support and counselling to help victims rebuild their lives and avoid further abuse in the future.
Penny McKissock, Chief Executive, Southside Family Project said: “We are very grateful for Lloyds Bank Foundation and the Big Lottery Fund’s funding to help Southside Family Project provide critical support for people affected by domestic abuse in Bath and North East Somerset.
“This grant will provide the funds to enable specialist workers to provide both crisis and long-term support, helping victims of domestic abuse to rebuild their lives, keep themselves and their families safe and find hope.
“This support is particularly important at a challenging time for small charities like Southside, with funding cuts and a growing need for our services in communities where families experience multiple and complex difficulties.”
Paul Streets OBE, Chief Executive, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales said: “With poverty and disadvantage high and rising, local charities like the Southside Family Project are on the front line in their communities offering help to people who need it most.
“We’re proud to have partnered with Big Lottery Fund to jointly fund Southside Family Project, whose work with victims of domestic abuse is life-changing.
“We look forward to supporting them as they continue to make a lasting impact in 2018 and beyond.”
Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive, Big Lottery Fund, said: “We are pleased to continue working with Lloyds Bank Foundation to make funding more accessible for organisations. Thanks to National Lottery players, the organisations supported will be able to continue the great work evident within their communities.”
Southside Family Project is one of eight charities in the South West supported in Lloyds Bank Foundation’s latest funding round, which awarded £529,168 across the region, tackling issues such as unemployment, domestic violence and addiction.
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales is one of the UK’s leading community grant-makers, committed to tackling disadvantage through small and local charities.
The Foundation is an independent registered charity funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group as part of the Group’s commitment to Helping Britain Prosper.