An Argyll and Bute charity is to receive £30,000 from Sport Relief as a result of a vote by users of the Netmums website.
Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis will use the money, from the sister programme to the long-established Comic Relief, for its TESSA youth prevention and support project.
The charity’s centre manager, Alison Black, said: “We are extremely grateful to Comic Relief and Netmums for shortlisting our organisation and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for us.
“We have been working with a shortfall in funding up until now which was a significant concern for the organisation. This additional funding will secure the continuation of prevention workshops and support services to young people across Argyll and Bute for the next year.”
The charity was one of five across the UK - and the only one of the five in Scotland - competing for a share of £200,000 in the ‘Sport Relief Grants chosen by Netmums’ initiative.
The TESSA programme - TESSA standing for ‘to explore sexual exploitation and sexual abuse’ - has been delivered to secondary schools and youth groups across Argyll and Bute for the last two years with the help of funding from Comic Relief.