Comic Relief open for applications again

Comic Relief has launched its new Grants Strategy and opened the first of its new funding streams focusing on: Maternal Mental Health; Girls in Gangs and Communities & Sport for Change. Other funding streams to be announced shortly will include a focus on core costs for small organisations and a fund aimed at the women’s sector using money from Government’s Tampon Tax Fund.

Women and Girls Initiative awards announced

Big Lottery Fund has announced the awards made under its Women and Girls Initiative. North East organisations awarded funding are: Angelou Centre; Aspire; A Way Out; Harbour Support Services and Young Women’s Outreach Project. A full list of awards is available on the BLF website.

Addressing Financial Abuse

Citizen's Advice Bureau has produced a framework to help banks, other creditors and advice providers challenge financial abuse in intimate partner relationship. People who are prevented from managing their own finances by an abuser can suffer serious and long-term consequences. As well as complicated financial problems, they are often at risk of other forms of violent, sexual and psychological abuse. Financial abuse is not very often disclosed and not well understood.  It can also be difficult for victims to get the help that they need.

On-line safety education- new guidance

The PSHE Association and Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) have published a report outlining key principles of effective practice in prevention education. This aims to support professionals in providing high-quality online safety education.

Freelance VAWG trainers wanted

AVA (Against Violence and Abuse) is looking for experienced Violence Against Women and Girls trainers to join their team of freelancers to deliver training across the UK, on an ad hoc basis. Further information here.

Female Genital Mutilation Resource Pack

Government has produced this resource pack which includes case studies and supoort materials. It was developed in response to requests for clearer direction from central government about the safeguarding responsibilities of local authorities and is designed to highlight examples from areas where effective practice has been identified and to emphasise what works in fighting female genital mutilation (FGM).

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