Empowering Women through Arts & Culture

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Empowering Women through Arts & Culture

Empowering Women through Arts & Culture

SFIDA Kosovan/Albanian/Macedonian and Gorani Group By SFIDA Kosovan/Albanian/Macedonian and Gorani Group

Helping victims of domestic violence to assimilate into the Albanian Community Group via traditional dance and creative writing classes.

Hounslow Fundraising stage

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Our project is aimed to get women and young girls who are victims of domestic violence (DV), to integrate in our community by participating in regular physical activity within a DV support group. There is sadly a high incidence of DV crimes in the Kosovan/Albanian/Macedonian and Gorani Community group along with more than 50% of our female community members currently suffer with major depressive disorders, anxiety, PTSD as a result. This, combined with low levels of physical activity and self isolation has led to our community members feeling segregated, alone and not a part of the wider community. We wish to increase their participation within our community group and society by holding fortnightly creative writing and traditional dance classes. This will allow the women to express themselves via a healthy outlet, whilst being supported by our trained volunteers and staff. Our project aims to increase confidence, engagement and encourage long-term inclusion of women affected by DV.

What we'll deliver:

  • 2 Groups of 12 sessions each Traditional Dance Classes
  • 2 Groups of 12 sessions each Creative Writing Classes
  • Once a month of drop in sessions
  • 500 published copies of a book written by the participants

Why it's a great idea:

Research has shown that DV has serious short and long term mental and physical consequences on the health of the victims and their families. As a result, we wish to create a safe, open and judgement free environment for our community members to not only engage with other women of similar backgrounds but to also enjoy themselves. Throughout our project, we will also invite facilitators from Refuge, Mind and Hounslow Domestic and Sexual Violence Outreach Service to provide free help and advice to our participants. We will also hold monthly drop in sessions for women who need further support. Our projects aims are to encourage long-term inclusion and participation in our community and further society, encourage the uptake of regular physical and creative activities, provide a safe environment for female victims of domestic violence and teach them about keeping safe, their rights and how to report any problems they have.

Steps to get it done:

  • 2X12 Creative Writing Workshops
  • 2X12 Traditional Dance Workshops
  • Buying 20 Traditional Costumes
  • Publishing 500 copies of a book with a collection Creative Writing pieces
  • Traditional Dance Group performing at our Coexisting Cultures: 20 Years of British Albanians in London event
  • Have service providers from Refuge, Mind & Outreach Services attend our Traditional Dance and Creative Writing Workshops

SFIDA would like to showcase the achievements of the women who participated throughout our project by inviting them to perform at our event, Coexisting Cultures: 20 Years of British Albanians in London. The pieces of creative writing will be collated into a book which will be published and sold at various community and charity events. The proceeds will go towards holding more dancing and creative writing sessions for women and families who are victims of domestic violence.

Location Hounslow

Hounslow has 76 other projects and £1,385,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

We will undertake our project in the LB of Hounslow, at our base in the Multicultural Centre TW3 3UD

Council

London Borough of Hounslow

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How will the money be spent?Total £4,427

Professional Fees (including volunteers, creative writing teacher, dance instructor) - £1,200 (27%)
Venue Hire - £850 (19%)
Publishing Book (500 copies including editing and designing) - £700 (16%)
Voluntary Expenses (i.e. travel, food, childcare) - £500 (11%)
Project Manager - £500 (11%)
Traditional Costumes - £250 (6%)
Other - £427 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

27%
Professional Fees (including volunteers, creative writing teacher, dance instructor)
£1,200
19%
Venue Hire
£850
16%
Publishing Book (500 copies including editing and designing)
£700
11%
Voluntary Expenses (i.e. travel, food, childcare)
£500
11%
Project Manager
£500
6%
Traditional Costumes
£250
10%
Other
£427
  • Spacehive fees
    £200
  • Transaction Fees
    £187
  • VAT
    £40

Total £4,427

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