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Supporting Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Funded on Spacehive 2 June 2020 Delivered 26 January 2021

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Supporting Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Supporting Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Chichester Harbour Rotary Club By Chichester Harbour Rotary Club

Supporting the Survivors of Domestic Abuse by providing life's essentials when they are relocated.

Chichester Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 02 Jun 2020!

The Rotary Club of Chichester Harbour works in collaboration with the Social and Caring Services, Health professionals, Safe in Sussex, local housing associations, the Chichester Food Bank and other local charities, to support families in need and individuals and families escaping and surviving domestic abuse. We have noticed a 25% rise in requests for help from people surviving domestic abuse since the start of the Covid19 pandemic. As the current situation continues we anticipate a continued rise, the implications of which will extend for many many months, long after the 'new normal' returns. As a direct result of the 'lock in' we have been unable to run our own fundraising events and our ability to respond has been drastically reduced. We desperately need to raise funds to continue our work and we believe that our community would and should seek to support those families and individuals who are really struggling to survive.

What we'll deliver:

  • Clothing, shoes, bedding, towels and School Uniform
  • Beds and basic items of furniture
  • White goods including cookers and washing machines

Why it's a great idea:

Living with and subsequently surviving domestic abuse leaves adults and children traumatized. Trust in people is often destroyed and fear, depression and feelings of being alone and damaged can haunt their lives. It has been reported to us that by having their immediate material needs met, the transition to a new life in a new area, has felt a little more secure. Knowing that strangers care can help to promote recovery and healing.

Steps to get it done:

  • Establish contacts with local services who support Individuals and families fleeing Domestic Abuse
  • Assess impact of project by collating feedback from support services and people helped
  • Evaluate the help given and the effect on individuals health and well-being


Location Chichester

About the space

Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Petworth and surrounding villages



How will the money be spent?Total £1,951

Fridge freezer - £230 (12%)
Cooker - £220 (11%)
Bed and Mattress (double) - £220 (11%)
Tumble drier - £200 (10%)
washing machine - £200 (10%)
2 seat sofa - £150 (8%)
Fridge - £130 (7%)
Table and chairs - £120 (6%)
Table top cooker - £100 (5%)
Hoover, Iron, Microwave - £100 (5%)
Other - £281 (14%)

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.

Fridge freezer
Bed and Mattress (double)
Tumble drier
washing machine
2 seat sofa
Table and chairs
Table top cooker
Hoover, Iron, Microwave
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Bed and mattress (single)
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


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:

  • Purchase of additional items for families.

Total £1,951

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