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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 Synergy Essex, working closely with SERICC Rape and Sexual Abuse Specialist Service and Southend-on-Sea Rape Crisis (SOS Rape Crisis) 


Since April 2016, Synergy Essex has delivered the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Contract for the provision of sexual abuse support services across Essex.   The contract has been awarded until at least March 2023.   Synergy Essex is also working together on a number of shared projects, with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, the Ministry of Justice and the NHS.


CARA is a member of Rape Crisis England and Wales and of the Survivors Trust.


Our current funders


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


Augustine Coutauld Trust

Awards for All

BBC Children in Need

Braintree District and Eastlight Community Fund

Charles S French Charitable Trust

Colchester Borough Council

Diana Tinson Fund

Essex Association of Local Councils (EALC)

Essex Community Foundation

Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

EWAG Charitable Fund

FSJ Charities

Garfield Weston Foundation

Henry Smith Charity

High Sheriff's Fund

Jerome Booth Charitable Fund

Leeze Charitable Fund

Linklaters LLP

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Mid and South Essex Hospitals Charity

Ministry of Justice 

National Lottery Community Fund

North East Essex Men's Mental Health Community Fund

Police Property Act Fund


Rape Crisis England and Wales

Saffron Buidling Society CommunityFund

St James's Place Charitable Foundation

Talking Therapies (NHS England)

Tampon Tax Community Fund

Walter Farthing Trust


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