Funding from Mama Cash

Mama Cash’s 2017 grant-making window is now open. It intends to support up to 15 new feminist groups led by women, girls and trans people.  Mama Cash is receiving Letters of Interest from applicants who are not current grantee-partners from 15 March - 15 May 2017, 11:59 pm CEST. Groups that apply during this grant-making window will receive a response from Mama Cash by 15 June 2017. 

Community Safety Fund for County Durham / Darlington

Funding is available for projects and initiatives that help to keep communities safe and contribute towards inspiring public confidence. Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, has contributed £100,000 to the Fund and a further £50,000 comes from County Durham Community Foundation.

The key themes that the fund is looking to support for 2017-18 include projects and activities that:

·         Encourage diversionary activities

·         Tackle anti-social behaviour

Jobs at RCTN

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland are looking for a Part Time Female Counsellor and a Part time Female Practical and Emotional Support Outreach Worker

Part Time Female Counsellor - 15 hours per week from our Newcastle premises. One working day must be a Monday & Tuesday evening. NJC Pay Scale 29 £25,694 (Full Time), Gross Actual £10,146 pa. Fixed term until 31st March 2018. Applicants subject to enhanced DBS check. Please only apply if you:

Report calls for urgent action to help smaller charities survive

Lloyds Bank Foundation has launched a report calling on government, funders and large charities to take urgent action if small charities are to survive turbulent times ahead. Facing Forward presents a candid analysis of the ten up-coming political, economic, social and technological changes which will dramatically affect the operating landscape for the 65,000 small and medium charities working at the heart of communities across England and Wales.

Government presses ahead with 'medieval' child tax credit rules

Despite significant and repeated opposition from the specialist VAWG sector and many other organisations, the Government are pressing ahead with their policy to limit child tax credits to two children per family. Any third or subsequent child born will not increase the amount of child tax credit that a family is entitled to. The VAWG sector’s position has consistently been that this policy should not be implemented.

Controlling behaviour in relationships

Research carried out by Avon in partnership with Refuge looking at young people’s experience of controlling behaviour in relationships finds that: 56% of 16-25 year olds said they have experienced controlling behaviours from a partner; 49% of said that experiencing these ongoing behaviours made them feel intimidated, humiliated, or worthless; girls felt most significantly affected (63% in comparison to 34% of boys); and 39% of 16-21 year-old girls think coercive and controlling behaviours in relationships have become normalised because of the amount of ab

Domestic abuse resource for health professionals

The Department of Health (DoH) has published a resource looking at how health professionals in England can support adults and young people aged over 16 who are experiencing domestic abuse, and dependent children in their households. The resource covers: the legal and policy contexts of domestic abuse; information for commissioners and service providers; and what health practitioners need to know. Annexes include: examples of domestic abuse behaviours; and risk identification tools for adults and dependent children and young people.


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