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Successful funding bids sees £640k for vulnerable women

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09 March 2017

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Enfield Council has helped partners and charities to successfully bid for £639,500 from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to help support vulnerable women in the borough.

Enfield Council has helped partners and charities to successfully bid for £639,500 from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to help support vulnerable women in the borough.

Enfield Council successfully bid for £241,500 of DCLG funding to support ongoing provision for Enfield Muslim Women’s Aid refuge and to extend outreach services for Muslim women across Enfield, Barnet and Haringey.

This will include refuge spaces for women and children and specialist resettlement work alongside advice, advocacy, language support and counselling.

Enfield were also partners with Islington and Haringey Council in an application to the DCLG, submitted by Camden Council, for £398,000 of funds to support each of the boroughs to work with women experiencing multiple and severe disadvantage.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Public Health, Cllr Krystle Fonyonga, said: “Enfield Council has played a key role in helping these groups which work with our most disadvantaged women to give them vital support, advice and assistance when it is really needed.”