Domestic violence charity secures £421,000 funding

The National Lottery's Reaching Communities Fund has granted  £420,610 to the Pendle Domestic Violence Initiative.

Pendle Domestic Violence Initiative lottery cheque

It's the Nelson-based charity's biggest lottery grant to date and will help PDVI to expand on their crucial work for domestic abuse victims over the next five years.

PDVI has delivered local domestic abuse support in Pendle since 2002, developing a wide range of services to help victims.

Services include a telephone helpline, sourcing and placing refuge accommodation and providing outreach support for both male and female victims.


PDVI will also use the funding to introduce a Domestic Abuse Parenting Project, which will provide specialist parenting support for men, women and children affected by domestic abuse.

Through this new project, parents will be supported and empowered to make positive choices for a life free of domestic abuse.

Claire Bennett, charity manager, said: "We are absolutely ecstatic, we know that competition is fierce for funding and so to be awarded this amount locally to address such an important subject area as domestic abuse, which can affect anyone, is truly amazing. "We are now able to offer more support to those affected by it; women, men and children victims, for the next five years, as a response to the need and demand that has been presenting in Pendle."