Could You Help Family Charity Find Sanctuary?
Monday 24th February 2014 @ 09:00 by Anna Fletcher
Community

Steve Moss

Tameside’s Family Support Charity is calling out for support itself from local residents and businesses to raise awareness about the work they do for victims of domestic abuse.

The charity, which now works from New Charter, which provides funding for the project, has been running since 2008, but is struggling to raise more funds to continue.

Chairman Steve Moss, said: “After the General Election we knew we would have to start thinking about the charity’s
direction and how to move forward.

“We saw what was coming in terms of the financial climate.

“Funding is starting to dwindle and next year we don’t know if we will  get anything from the local authority.

“A lot of the work they do supports their community safety initiatives, but because they’re being squeezed we have to
accept that they have to focus on what they have to do and sadly the Sanctuary Service is not a statutory responsibility.

“The next 12 months will be critical for the charity and we can’t just keep relying on New Charter to give out money.”

Pictured: Chairman of the Family Support Charity Steve Moss.

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