Argyll and Bute charity receives government funding

Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis has received funding from the Scottish Government's Third Sector Early Intervention Fund to support its work with children and families in 2015-16.
Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis has received funding from the Scottish Government's Third Sector Early Intervention Fund to support its work with children and families in 2015-16.

Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis is one of 132 charities and voluntary organisations set to share in a funding award of almost £15 million across Scotland.

The Scottish Government cash is aimed at reducing inequalities for children and young people and the families and communities who support them.

The money will cover the charity’s operations during the 2015-16 financial year.

Formed in 2006, Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis provides a range of support services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse in the area, as well as a youth project, ‘TESSA’, which aims to raise awareness of issues surrounding internet safety, cyber-bullying and grooming and seeks to challenge inappropriate behaviour.

The award is part of the Scottish Government’s Third Sector Early Intervention Fund (TSEIF), which was launched in December 2012 as a two-year scheme but which has now been extended until March 2016.