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Grant for Newham families affected by domestic violence

PUBLISHED: 16:48 02 March 2015 | UPDATED: 16:48 02 March 2015

Families affected by domestic violence can get financial help (photo posed by models)

Families affected by domestic violence can get financial help (photo posed by models)

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Families affected by domestic violence can benefit from a grant of up to £2,000 thanks to an initiative recently awarded a second round of funding.

The Anchor Project aims to support children of affected families by helping them to recover from the trauma and upheaval.

It is a joint partnership between charity City Bridge Trust and grant-giving organisation Buttle UK which is available to families across London.

To date, though, nobody from Newham has applied for funding.

Chairman of City Bridge Trust, Jeremy Mayhew, said: ““Every year, domestic violence affects a large number of families.

“Children and young people are especially vulnerable, yet their needs are often overlooked.”

The grant, which can be applied for through a support agency such as refuges or social services, can include individually-tailored items such as bedroom furniture as well as counselling, educational toys or after-school activity clubs.

Since the initiative launched in May, 70 grants have been awarded across the capital, with an average of £1,400 handed out per grant.

For more, call 020 7828 7311.

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