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National Lottery funding supporting victims of domestic violence, and improving mental health.

The National Lottery Community Fund is today announcing £2.4 million of grants to over one hundred projects across Wales that are helping communities to tackle issues including domestic violence and isolation, which have risen as a result of the lockdown. In Wales, charities have reported an increase of calls reporting domestic abuse to help lines since March*. The National Lottery has today announced its support for six organisations working with families suffering from this issue with grants totalling £171,766.

John Rose, Director Wales for The National Lottery Community Fund yesterday said:

“Organisations offering support to those experiencing domestic violence have seen an increased demand for their services as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. With the support of the National Lottery funding announced today we’re supporting them to meet these increasing levels of demand which are predicted to continue to rise*.

“Our grants are available thanks to National Lottery players who raise £30 million every week for good causes across the UK. We are continuing to receive a high number of requests for grants from across Wales, showing just how resilient our communities are and how important National Lottery funding is for groups during this difficult time.”

The six projects will be targeting people across Wales, they are:

Family Friends in Wrexham will use a £10,000 grant to provide online and telephone support for women who are or have been suffering from Domestic Abuse. Mary Roblin, Manager of Family Friends yesterday said:

“The funding is helping keep women safer in their home and providing them with strength to make decisions to improve their lives.”

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