Support the DAWN Project in Worcester

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Support the DAWN Project in Worcester

Worcester Community Trust By Worcester Community Trust

DAWN is a free, confidential, non-judgemental service for women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Help us to continue to provide this much-needed support for our community.

Worcester Fundraising stage

pledged of £10,837
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £10,837 by 30 Aug 2020

DAWN offers individual, face to face support sessions for women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. Support is offered to women at all stages of an abusive relationship, whether or not they are still living with a perpetrator. In the past 12 months, there has been a 24% increase in demand for our service and 157 women supported to leave an abusive relationship. COVID-19 has stretched our resources to the limit - we need your help to fund DAWN so we can provide this life-changing service.

What we'll deliver:

  • 121 face to face emotional support for women experiencing domestic abuse
  • Group delivery of an 11 week domestic violence programme with an aim to help survivors make sense of their situation

Why it's a great idea:

The DAWN project provides emotional support as well as knowledge around roles of a perpetrator to reduce the risk of women re-entering into an abusive relationship in the future. The service supports high-risk clients to safely leave abusive relationships. Many of the women we support through the DAWN project have children living in the household who are exposed to emotional, mental and social damage that can affect their developmental growth. By supporting women to leave the abusive relationship and reduce the risk of re-entering we are reducing the risk to the whole household.

Steps to get it done:

  • Reach crowdfunding target
  • Deliver face to face emotional support
  • Group delivery of the freedom programme

The DAWN ethos is to: • enable and empower women • to believe women • to provide a service tailored to the needs of the individual • to enable women to make informed decisions to affect their own changes • Safety Planning • Emotional support • Help to access criminal and civil justice processes • Raising confidence and promoting well being • Liaising with other support and advice agencies • Provide housing information. • Help to access benefits, debt management and financial advice. • Signposting. • We offer individual face to face support and group work sessions aimed at building confidence and self-esteem.

Location Worcester

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Malvern Hills District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £10,836

121 delivery of support from a trained specialist - £6,800 (63%)
Group delivery of Freedom Programme by trained - £1,700 (16%)
Room hire, equipment & resources - £1,500 (14%)
Other - £836 (8%)

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.

121 delivery of support from a trained specialist
Group delivery of Freedom Programme by trained
Room hire, equipment & resources
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Additional 121 support
  • Additional group delivery
  • Additional overheads

Total £10,836

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