SW charities are invited to apply for a share of £100,000 to help prevent violence against women and girls

Trevi, the leading women’s charity in Devon, is pleased to invite grant applications from other third sector organisations working to prevent women with multiple disadvantages from being affected by domestic violence and abuse.

As part of the Southwest Women’s Spark Project, Trevi is gifting grants of up to £5,000, £10,000 and £20,000 to other charities across Devon, Cornwall, and Dorset.

Trevi, who secured almost £900,000 as part of the Government’s Tampon Tax Fund in 2021, has been able to set up The South West Women’s Spark Project in partnership with seven other organisations. These include the Women’s Centre Cornwall, Exeter CoLab, the NSPCC, The Zone, Plymouth City Council, BCHA and the Eddystone Trust.

The partners’ passion and determination to improve outcomes for women and girls is at the forefront of the project delivery goals, aiming to improve outcomes for women affected by domestic violence and abuse, ultimately achieving a better quality of life.

Responding to a significant need in local communities due to a rise in domestic abuse, the project as a whole will deliver 24/7 support by providing a wrap-around, outreach programme incorporating trauma-informed Assertive Outreach Practitioners, fast-track access to women-only supported accommodation, practical and therapeutic support, and violence prevention programme in schools.

The Spark project is vital in the South West to connect and illuminate the pathways to increasing women’s safety and quality of life. Addressing the entire cycle from prevention at school age to working with Experts by Experience, Spark will result in a transformational blueprint for meeting women’s unmet complex needs with long-term sustainability in mind.

Hannah Shead, CEO, says, ‘We are thrilled to have partnered with such strong organisations to enhance the offer to women across the peninsula. It is a sad truth that covid has affected women in this region, with increases in domestic abuse and sexual violence. This funding will enable us to reach more women, including a vital out of hours provision and access to women only accommodation. We are excited about being able to make an immediate difference to women and also to help shape how services for vulnerable women are designed.’

Hayley Dann Fundraising and Marketing Leads says, ‘We are delighted to be given the opportunity to enable other local organisations to support women affected by violence and domestic abuse through the grant-giving fund.

This fund is an essential part of the Sparks project and seeks to enhance our collective work in the city and the wider South West in supporting women’.

The closing date for funding applications is midnight on Sunday, 27 February 2022. To apply, visit:


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