The Covid-19 pandemic has put a double squeeze on the ability of CLEAR to support children and adults who have been affected by abuse and emotional trauma.
The pandemic and resultant lockdown has led to changing demands and increased costs, while at the same time severely limiting the opportunities for fundraising and income generation.

Additional funding from the Ministry of Justice through the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Fund and via the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is helping the charity to adapt to new ways of working, bridge the gap in lost income and prepare for an upturn in people asking for help.

Carolyn Webster, Chief Executive of CLEAR, said: “The new funding is very welcome – it has enabled us continue to support our clients in these difficult times and to adapt our delivery to meet the needs of social distancing, transferring some of our services to online or telephone support. The demand for our services continues to outstrip our resources and our fundraising is even more important in these challenging times.”

 

For more information about the national programme:
www.gov.uk/government/news/22-million-emergency-coronavirus-funding-for-more-than-540-sexual-violence-and-domestic-abuse-charities

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