Grant to address domestic abuse in Cumbria

30 June 2017 11:58AM

LOCAL authorities in Cumbria have successfully partnered together to win grant funding to address domestic abuse and support victims.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has awarded £729,877 to Cumbria’s local authorities over the next two years to support the Domestic Abuse Prevention model approach across the county.

The lead authority is Carlisle City Council and the bid was supported by the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner.

Barrow Borough Council’s allocation is £68,76,which will be focused on funding a specialist support worker for domestic abuse. This will be delivered through working in partnership with Women’s Community Matters.

The borough council’s executive committee noted the success of the bid and endorsed the partnership approach with Womens Community Matters delivering the project.