National Lottery Award

National Lottery Funded Project for LRCC

Everyone at the Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre is delighted to announce a National Lottery Award of £279,874. The award will be used to develop and expand its activity with a new Project called SHiFT – Strength, Hope, Future, Transition.

The Project targets women and girls aged over 12, from North and South Lanarkshire, who have experienced rape and/or any other form of sexual abuse, providing an individually tailored support package.  As well as improving existing service provision LRCC aims to work with women and girls from harder to reach backgrounds.

Manager Anne McGuire says: “Everyone at LRCC is delighted to receive this award which will help us to increase the capacity of the organisation. LRCC will have the ability to create more consistency, maintain current support work and make sure that women and girls get support at the point of need instead of having to wait for it.  We would like to say a massive thank you to the Big Lottery Fund and everyone who contributed to the National Lottery.”

In 2016-2017, the Centre supported 204 women & girls, with 60 one off contacts also receiving support, and we continued to operate a waiting list, which is not effective for the survivors seeking support at that time. The help-line supported around 2,000 calls (25% increase from previous year).

Service user quote: “This award is fantastic news for LRCC. The support that they give women like myself is so important and the money will make a huge difference.  As a service user I am very grateful for this award as it means LRCC can move forward with any future plans they have to improve on and compliment their current support package, and that for women like myself can be life changing.”  Anon

Many thanks to the Big Lottery Fund Scotland and all the players who help to support lots of charities.

Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “I am delighted that The Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre has been successful in securing a Big Lottery Fund grant. The funding will make a big difference where it is needed most and I wish the Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre every success as it goes on to develop and expand its project for the benefit of their local community.”