Grant for Newham families affected by domestic violence

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) - Credit: Archant

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.


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“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.

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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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