Abuse help funds change

The Press and Journal (Highlands & Islands) - - News -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.