Domestic abuse support seeks votes for funding

A DOMESTIC abuse support community group in South Lakeland wants your vote to win £50,000 of National Lottery funding as part of this year’s People’s Projects. Springfield Domestic Abuse Support offers refuge accommodation for women fleeing domestic abuse and a community support service for women and men affected by domestic abuse.

“This is an exciting opportunity to raise awareness and support for our work and, with your help, to secure further much-needed funding. We urge local people to get behind us,” Angela Speak, Project Lead for the Community Support Service, said. “If successful, our project will make a real difference to our local community by allowing us to increase the capacity of our service to meet an ever increasing demand.”

Springfield Domestic Abuse Support is one of five groups in the ITV Border region in the running for a share of up to £150,000 of funding.Now in its 13th year, the Big Lottery Fund, ITV/STV and The National Lottery are teaming up to give the public a chance to decide how National Lottery funding should be put to good use in their local area.

Designed to celebrate some of the projects the Big Lottery Fund has supported over the past year, 95 community-based schemes are now shortlisted across the UK.

In each region, the three with the most public votes will receive grants of up to £50,000.

This will help them to continue their work to improve local people’s lives.