Cash will help to fight in­equal­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A project op­er­at­ing in Castlemilk is one of 224 across Scot­land that will ben­e­fit from £20mil­lion in fund­ing to drive for­ward Scot­land’s equal­ity agenda.

The Castlemilk Law and Money Ad­vice Cen­tre for their Vi­o­lence Against Women project.

The scheme as­sists women and chil­dren who have suf­fered phys­i­cal or men­tal in­jury fol­low­ing do­mes­tic abuse by pro­vid­ing ad­vice and rep­re­sen­ta­tion about Crim­i­nal In­juries Com­pen­sa­tion.

South La­nark­shire Women’s Aid will also ben­e­fit from the cash.

Equal­i­ties Sec­re­tary An­gela Con­stance an­nounced the full list of projects last week.

She said: ““Equal­ity is part of the as­pi­ra­tion and am­bi­tion we have for Scot­land.

“No one should be treated un­fairly, suf­fer in­jus­tice or be de­nied op­por­tu­ni­ties be­cause of their age, dis­abil­ity, gen­der, gen­der iden­tity, race, re­li­gion or sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion.

“Amongst the 224 projects re­ceiv­ing fund­ing sup­port this year are front­line ser­vices which are work­ing di­rectly with com­mu­ni­ties to ad­dress lo­cal is­sues.”

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