VICTIM SUPPORT ISLE OF MAN AWARDED GRANT TO HELP FAMILIES THROUGHOUT WINTER PERIOD
Victim Support Isle of Man will be providing vulnerable clients with additional clothing and blankets throughout winter, thanks to Manx Lottery Trust funding.
The independent charity, which offers emotional and practical support to victims of crime and domestic abuse, has been awarded £2,000 from the Trust’s Community Warm Spaces Fund. The grant will contribute towards the charity’s emergency fund, which is used to provide clients and their families with vital provisions including clothing, bedding, and hygiene products.
Funding will support more than 20 vulnerable families throughout the winter months, with a particular focus on single parent families.
Victim Support Director, Dee Copley, said: ‘The current cost of living crisis is worrying for many individuals and families, especially those who are already struggling financially before the winter period. These essential items of which many of us take for granted, will help these families, especially single parents who often put themselves last, keep warm during the colder months.
‘On behalf of the charity, I am very grateful to the Manx Lottery Trust, our volunteers, and donors for making this possible.’
Manx Lottery Trust Chairman, Stephen Turner, added: ‘The Manx Lottery Trust are pleased to support Victim Support Isle of Man with this worthwhile initiative, which will help many struggling families across the Island, providing essential provisions that will keep them safe and warm throughout the winter months.’
To find out more about Victim Support Isle of Man, visit: www.victimsupport.im/
This grant is from the Manx Lottery Trust’s Community Warm Spaces Fund. To find out more, head to: www.mlt.org.im/grant-programmes/