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A Broxtowe domestic abuse charity has received £8,000 from the council to further help it support victims.

Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP), set up in 2001, have in the last two decades assisted hundreds of women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse, as well as survivors at any stage in their journey.

The charity aims to empower women to regain domestic control and lead independent and safe lives.

BWP also challenge the stigma associated with domestic abuse through awareness raising, training, and campaigning.

It is the only domestic abuse charity in the UK to have achieved the White Ribbon Accreditation.

The association relies on financial aid to help as many people as possible.

And the council have funded BPW for the last four years.

The decision was approved during the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, November 1.

BWP chief executive officer Colette Byrne was grateful for the council’s help.

She said: “BWP are lucky to have the support of Broxtowe Borough Council who are a committed partner of ours and share our vision to provide specialist services to women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse, and to raise awareness wherever and whenever possible.

“We have previously received Grant Aid to support with our endeavours and this year we are extremely grateful to report that we have been awarded another £8,000 to contribute to our core costs that enable us to deliver our much-needed services across the Borough of Broxtowe.”

Richard MacRae, Independent councillor for Stapleford North, said: “BWP is a really good organisation that does a lot of great work in the community.

“We try to support as many projects as we can, especially those that have a positive impact.”

The charity is currently leading the Broxtowe White Ribbon campaign for 2022 alongside the council to engage men and boys in ending violence against women and girls.