Abuse help funds change
Charities dedicated to helping abuse survivors and victims of rape are to be given funding from the Scottish Government on a three-year basis in future.
Equalities secretary Angela Constance said it would provide “greater clarity and reassurance” for the organisations.
From July 2017, funding from the Scottish Government’s equalities budget will be made on a three-year basis, instead of cash being provided for 12 months only.
Scottish Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland said it would allow them to spend time helping women “rather than filling out yearly application forms”.
The change was announced by Ms Constance as she visited Women’s Aid in Stirling.