Lancashire Women has been supporting vulnerable women since 1982 and now operate across the region. The network of centres provide a safe space run by and for women to foster health and wellbeing, develop skills and share experiences. They are one of Smallwood's Community Grant Partners who are empowered to give grants to individual women experiencing financial hardship.
The Trust has awarded funding of £75,000 over 3 years to enable Lancashire Women to support women in crisis and meet their immediate financial needs during the COVID-19 crisis. These included food parcels, paying for essential bills, household items and access to mobile phones, safe rehousing away from abuse and family breakdown.
By covering these costs, Lancashire Women have enabled beneficiaries to
Build financial resilience through seeking out training and employment opportunities
Reduce social isolation
Improve mental and physical wellbeing
Access safe and secure accommodation
Find out more: Lancashire Women
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