Fears Fife-based domestic violence support charity may close due to lack of funding
Saje Scotland, a registered charity and social enterprise based in Lochgelly, has supported over 14,000 women and girls over the past seven years.
But this week the charity revealed it will run out of funding by May 1, which could mean an end to the help it provides.
Leaders of the organization say that to continue providing its lifesaving services to women across the Kingdom and Scotland as a whole, it needs statutory funding, and they urge those who have been service users, or who may have referred people to the service, to help fund them by highlighting the plight of the charity to local politicians.
A spokesperson for Saje Scotland said: ‘We do not receive any government funding.
“We have received very little funding from the Fife Council, and nothing directly from the NHS.
“We had to rely on funding from charitable trusts and foundations, as well as donations from individuals.
“We constantly apply to all the funds we are eligible for and explore all avenues of funding.
“We currently have an open Crowdfunder and have even ordered our own book, which we sell on several different platforms.
“We need statutory (government/core) funding to continue to provide our vital service to women across Scotland.”
The team of staff and volunteers hope that if the charity’s work and funding situation is brought to the attention of local councillors, MSPs and MPs, it can help them find funding. money in a statutory kitty.
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Saje Scotland says it exists to reduce and prevent domestic violence in Scotland.
To do this, he hosts groups for women who want support and information on how to live a life free of abuse.
They offer a course program for women who have experienced domestic violence at some point in their life, offering peer support, friendship, information and support.
There are over 100 women registered to start their programs this month.
Now those who have experienced the services on offer are invited to send a letter of support to their local politicians or highlight the plight of the charity on social media.