Investment theme: Moving on from abuse
to contribute towards running Reclaim the Night march and providing seminars and information stands at the International Women's Day events.
Amount awarded: £1950
The group are applying for the cost of delivering an International Women’s Day Reception (8th March 2016) and the Reclaim the Night March (25th November 2015), their two largest events of the year – venue/catering costs (£500) and crèche costs (£250) for IWD and; parade materials (lanterns, ribbons, candles, wreaths) (£200), catering (£250), first aid (£100), volunteer expenses (travel and subsistence) (£200), promotional materials (£50) and awareness raising/promotional events (£400) for the march. 250 people, including local notable figures, will march to the town centre for a vigil, a public address from an expert speaker, Frances Monahan, and a minute’s silence. These events raise awareness of the issue of gender-based violence and encourage others to come forward or move on from violence, having a significant and lasting impact on their lives.