Posted on 10 December 2020
As part of the 16 days of action following White Ribbon Day, Business Development and Fundraising Manager, Lucy Norgate, highlights the essential work that we do through our funding. This includes our Domestic Abuse Fund for our customers.
We launched our Domestic Abuse Fund earlier this year. This is a flexible fund, designed to support customers who are experiencing domestic abuse, or dealing with the ongoing effects of it. Hyde colleagues can apply for grants, which can be used for:
- Keeping customers safe from their abuser – this can include practical help such as changing phone numbers and accessing restraining orders
- Supporting our customer in leaving their home – this could include (but is not limited to) hiring a removals firm, providing emergency accommodation and providing clothing for those who have fled with no possessions
- Providing essential goods and services, including food and toiletries.
The fund enhances the measures we are taking across Hyde to improve our services for those affected by domestic abuse. As part of this, we are currently working to achieve the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) accreditation.
Other funding that we provide
- The Successful Tenancies Fund
- The Future Earnings Fund
Both of these funds are available to customers working with Hyde Foundation’s Successful Tenancies and Love London Working teams.
- The Communities Fund, managed by our Successful Places team
This supports the work of our partners working on the ground in Hyde communities. This year we made the decision to release additional funding to provide emergency support to our communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
One of these grants was awarded to My Sisters’ House – a women’s centre based in West Sussex, offering vital support to women experiencing any difficulty or crisis. My Sisters’ House recently received a grant award of £20,000 to help them expand their services in response to the high increase in the number of calls and visits they received during the pandemic.
All of these grants, which are available through Hyde Foundation, will improve the lives of our customers, helping to provide brighter, safer futures.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, and wish to speak to someone, please call freephone 0800 3 282 282 and we will connect you to a Tenancy Officer.
If you have concerns that another Hyde resident is suffering domestic abuse, you can also let us know on 0800 3 282 282. If you feel something is happening right now, please call the police on 999.
More advice and support is available on our domestic abuse pages.