A Secure Future for BWP

A secure future for Broxtowe Women’s Project, thanks to a five year grant from Reaching Communities Community Fund

An increased number of women and children fleeing domestic abuse in the Nottingham Borough of Broxtowe and surrounding areas will be able to get help from Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) thanks to a new £470,843 grant from Reaching Communities grant from the National lottery.

In terms of the direct beneficiaries, the aim of this project is to continue and expand the extent to which BWP can support women and families who are experiencing (or have experienced) domestic abuse. It will support beneficiaries to become better informed in terms of recognising the signs of abuse and provide them with the skills and support networks required to leave abusive relationships and rebuild their lives after abuse to ensure more positive life experiences for them and their children.

Alongside and complimentary to this is the goal of increasing public understanding of domestic abuse in the area. This will be done through BWP’s community networking and training. This is with the view to having better informed statutory agencies, businesses and VCS groups. This will increase the potential for the community to recognise abuse and support the women and families affected.

Organisationally, the funding aims to allow BWP to implement its 5-year business development plan and become more sustainable.  Primarily this involves increasing funds from earned income through Training and Awareness Raising activities.

The funding will see the introduction of two new posts within the organisation:

Partnership Officer and Senior Outreach Worker

BWP Partnership Officer said:

“At the start of this vital 5-year project I am delighted to be developing this new role. The opportunity to work with new partners, develop innovative training plans and embed an understanding of Domestic Abuse within Organisations is an exciting prospect. I look forward to meeting key stakeholders, Networking and spreading the word about how to get involved. The fact that the role will support the outstanding work already delivered by BWP enhances its value, it is a real honour to be part of the team.”

BWP Senior Outreach Worker said:

“I am really excited to become a Senior Outreach Worker for BWP. Part of this role means working with more high risk and complex cases which gives me opportunity to support women out of extremely difficult circumstances and help bring them into a place of freedom and empowerment. I will also get to focus on governance and funding outcomes which is a new challenge and will help me understand the intricacies of running a successful charity”.

Business and Fundraising Manager for BWP said: “We are thrilled to be granted this vital funding from Reaching Communities. It will enable us to meet the growing demand for our range of specialist services for women and children. As a local domestic abuse service, we understand the issues that women living in Broxtowe face and can provide help where they can access it.”