Great Funding News!!!!


The Shantona Women’s Centre, in Harehills, has received a grant of £493,515 from the Big Lottery Fund to develop a pilot scheme aimed at women and girls among black and minority ethnic (BME) groups in the city.


It is designed to support victims and educate encourage others not to stand for abuse.

Director Nahid Rasool said: “It’s very exciting. We have been working for over 15 years and this project is a result of all that work. We want to give women and girls the techniques and tools that will empower them.”

As well as working with victims and educating those who might be at risk, the project will liaise with religious institutions to raise awareness of the problem.

The centre is one of 10 projects in the region to share more than £3.4million from the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme.