Local MP Alan Mak has welcomed a £75,000 Government grant to Havant-based charity Stop Domestic Abuse.
The money has been awarded as part of the Government’s Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund (CCLF) to provide support for victims of domestic abuse in Havant and South Hampshire.
This £76 million fund is part of the £101.5 million package of support for charities and community organisations across England announced by the Chancellor in the Spring Budget.
CCLF provides grants to bodies delivering critical frontline services, and which are most impacted by increased demand and increased delivery costs.
Mr Mak has continued to support Stop Domestic Abuse since he was first elected as Havant MP in 2015. He has visited the charity's shelter and lobbied for funding on its behalf in Westminster over many years resulting in several successful grants. The charity was awarded £190,000 in March 2016 from the Tampon tax fund, and a further £33,367 in February 2022.
He said: "I'm pleased that this latest Government grant will help Stop Domestic Abuse continue to provide important practical and emotional support for the victims of domestic abuse and their children.”