Investment theme: Building skills and confidence
To cover the costs of monthly meetings and a programme of activities.
Amount awarded: £2670
Location: Orkney Islands
To cover the costs of monthly meetings and a programme of activities which will allow the women, all of whom have experienced domestic abuse, to make friends, promote mutual support and take part in activities designed to foster wellbeing, increased self esteem and confidence. Domestic abuse is an isolating experience where women withdraw from day-to-day contact with others particularly where there are mental health or other support issues. Topics for the monthly activities will be chosen by the women who will be supported by volunteers and staff. The activity programme will bring women into contact with each other, helping them to help each other. It is estimated that 35 women will benefit from this project.