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Working in partnership

CARA works with a range of other agencies, including Essex Police, the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), Social Services, the NHS and other voluntary sector organisations.


Since early 2016, CARA has been part of Essex Rape Crisis Partnership (ERCP), working closely with South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC) and Southend-on-Sea Rape Crisis (SOS Rape Crisis).  


Since April 2016, ERCP has delivered the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner Contracts for the provision of Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) and associated community based services for victims of sexual violence across Essex.   The contract has been awarded until March 2020.   ERCP is also working together on a three year pilot project, “First Contact Navigators”, funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Women and Girls Initiative.  


Our current funders


CARA is very grateful for the support of the following funders who have supported our recent work:


Anglian Community Trust (ACT)

Augustine Coutauld Trust

Awards for All

BBC Children in Need

Big Lottery Fund

Braintree District and Greenfields Community Fund

Charles S French Charitable Trust

Crix Charitable Fund

Essex Community Foundation

Essex County Council Youth Service

Essex Millenium Fund

Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

First Give

Garfield Weston Foundation

Henry Smith Charity

High Sheriff's Fund

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Ministry of Justice Rape Support Fund

Provide Foundation

Rape Crisis England and Wales

Santander Community Grant Plus

Safer Colchester Partnership

St James's Place Charitable Foundation

Toy Trust

White House Farm Charitable Fund

Yellow Car Charitable Trust

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