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Mike Hedges AM welcomes £1.5 million funding to support women affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence
£1.5m of EU and Welsh Government funding will support working women affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence to build a future, Ministers announced today.
Speaking after the announcement, Swansea East AM said….. ‘This is very positive news for women affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. I have met people in these situations and they have gone through very traumatic experiences; this money will help fund services which will support these women to move on with their lives. It will be a slow progress for some, but the chance to rebuild confidence and gain new qualifications will be a significant step on their path to new lives. I look forward to following the progress of this program in the years ahead.’
Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford and the Leader of the House and Chief Whip, Julie James announced £1.2 million of EU funding, alongside £300,000 directly from the Welsh Government for the £1.7 million Limitless programme during a visit to Welsh Women’s Aid in Cardiff.
Led by Threshold DAS, an organisation, which helps people who have been affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence, the Limitless programme will work with women to help them take the next step to build a brighter future.
It will provide tailored support, from confidence building to helping them gain formal and accredited qualifications, developed with the Welsh Government’s Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence team.
Limitless will also help women who are considering setting up a business and becoming self-employed to achieve their goals.