9 February 2022

Survive secures three-year funding from The National Lottery Community Fund  

Funding supports a new partnership role and specialist services delivery

Survive, a specialist charity that helps survivors of sexual violence rebuild their lives, has secured a grant of just under £150,000 spread over three years from The National Lottery Community Fund.

Survive offers specialist counselling and support work to adults across the City of York and North Yorkshire who have experienced sexual violence including rape, sexual assault, Child Sexual Abuse as well as grooming, sexual exploitation and the coercive sexual control.

Says CEO Mags Godderidge: “We are absolutely delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) have decided to support us with a further three-year grant. A special thanks goes to all the National Lottery Players as their participation enables these vital grants.

“The grant comes at a time when we have sadly seen a staggering 226% increase in demand for our specialist services in the past five years. The NLCF recognised the essential work we are doing in our Yorkshire communities to help survivors rebuild their lives, relationships and reach their potential following rape, sexual assault or Child Sexual Abuse. The NLCF saw the merit in our plans to increase sustainability by funding partnership development through the appointment of partnership manager for our charity.”

The new Income-Generating Community Partnerships Manager will be tasked with identifying and developing income-generating activities and building relationships in York and North Yorkshire. This will pave the way for some of Survive’s specialist services to be paid for and delivered within community settings. The new manager will also develop additional income streams, diversify income and contribute to Survive’s long-term sustainability – enabling the charity to help even more survivors in the years to come.

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