Investment theme: Moving on from abuse
to contribute towards the cost of running the Butterfly Project (excluding room hire).
Amount awarded: £1365
• The grant will contribute to the cost of delivering a 12 week programme of activities to promote confidence building and enhance self esteem of 7 women in the borders who have experienced sexual violence. The funding will cover travelling expenses for 2 volunteer facilitators (£79), materials to support the sessions (£360), room hire (£420) and travel expenses for participants (£506). The need for the project was identified through feedback from users of the service. The women indicated the need for additional support to enable them to move on from the trauma of their experience to more positive community engagement.