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CARA to receive £385,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund


CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) is celebrating after being awarded almost £385,000 in National Lottery funding.  CARA will use the funding to help deliver some of its core services over the next three years.  These services include providing specialist sexual violence counselling and therapeutic support for adults and young people, group work and advocacy support.


CARA has received over £1.2million from the National Lottery Community Fund since 2010.  This funding has included a grant to help CARA respond to COVID 19, which supported the charity in adapting its services and delivering flexible support through the pandemic.


Helen Parr, Chief Executive Officer at CARA said “The National Lottery Community Fund has been one of our main funders and we are so grateful for all the support they have given us.  National Lottery funding has helped us to reach more than 9,000 victims and survivors and to provide a wide range of services.”


Helen Bushnell, Senior Head of Region for London, South East and East at the National Lottery Community Fund said “We are proud to award this new funding to CARA so they can continue providing specialist services to victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse.

Thanks to National Lottery players, projects like this across the country are playing a vital role at the heart of their communities and can continue to support people during the pandemic and beyond,”