PCC will give share of £500k grant to Tunbridge Wells charities

Organiser Ingrid Pope [pictured] launched Tunbridge Wells Yard Sale last year after seeing a similar event in the US.

Two Tunbridge Wells-based charities are among 13 chosen that have been selected for a share of a grant worth nearly £500,000.

Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott announced the funding last week to support vulnerable victims of crime.

Domestic abuse charity DAVSS will receive £8,596 towards support for male victims of domestic abuse and £10,546 to support vulnerable victims and witnesses through the court process.

St George’s Community Children’s Project will receive £750 to continue providing subsidised childcare for families affected by domestic abuse.

Ellie Stewart, of the Chilston Road-based charity, said: ‘The grant from the commissioner will help us provide free childcare to families who have experienced domestic abuse.

‘While their children are safe in our care, parents have the time and space they need to access support services and rebuild their lives.’

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