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Last year, we were thrilled when Saje was accepted for the Co-op’s Local Community Funding. This meant that: every time Co-op members bought Co-op branded products and services, 1% of their spend went to a local cause – like Saje. The money from this initiative built up over the period that we were are a part of, running for 6 months. Throughout the 6 months, Co-op members could choose which cause or enterprise their contribution would go to. In April 2017, we received almost £2,900 from the Co-op members who chose us as their cause through the Community Fund. We are incredibly grateful for the wonderful generosity shown by the Co-op and their members; the money will go a long way to helping women across Fife. The money raised here went towards the running of the Saje Groups and Saje Hub Cafes, easing the cost for things like venue fees, childcare for participants and Saje Programme materials. Thank you to Co-op and everyone who voted for us. Go to coop.co.uk/membership for more info on how to get involved in future fund raising initiatives. A few months on from receiving the Co-op funding, we were contacted by a London-based production company who wanted to film a short advert on Saje as a way to raise awareness. We were selected from 9,000 other charities who won funding from the Co-op. In September, the production team visited our office and spent the day with us to film the advert. Throughout November and December, the advert will feature in cinemas, video on demand (digital catch-up tv), digital websites and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) as part of Co-op’s main campaign.   Check out the wonderful...

Saje Programme

2017 has been another remarkably successful year for the Saje Programme. We’ve taken the Saje to more locations than ever across Fife this year; Anstruther, Cupar, Dundee, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Leven, Lochgelly and Tayport all had Saje Groups take place in 2017. Overall, we have delivered 20 groups in Fife, all running for 12 weeks each (except for Lochgelly, which was 10 weeks). Our Lochgelly Saje was our first evening group, delivered successfully at our office on Main Street. The evening Programme enhanced our accessibility by allowing women who may have been unable to make it to groups during the day to...

Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland grant

We are thrilled to be the recipients of a £2500 from the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland grant. They have kindly provided us with funding that will go towards supporting our brilliant volunteers. Our volunteers help run things like the Saje groups, Toolkit for Life, and our Hub Cafes; so this grant is extremely helpful and will go a very long way in continuing the work we do to help women all over...

New Co-op Local Community Funding

We are thrilled to say Saje has been accepted for the Co-op’s Local Community Funding. This means that: Every time Co-op members buy Co-op branded products and services, 1% of their spend goes to a local cause, like Saje. The money from this initiative will build up for the period that we are a part of, running for 6 months. Throughout the 6 months, Co-op members can choose which cause or enterprise their contribution goes to. We’ll receive the funding at the end of the timeframe, and if members don’t choose a cause during the 6 months, the contribution they’ve built up will be shared equally between the other projects in the community. The money raised here will go a long way to helping run the Saje Groups and Saje Hub Cafes. It’ll help pay for things like venues, childcare for participants and the cost of Saje Programme materials. So, if you’re a Co-op member in the Tayport area, we’d be incredibly grateful if you selected us as your chosen cause. Thank you.   Go to coop.co.uk/membership for more info on how to get...

A Message From a Saje Graduate

The following was written by a women who’s graduated both the Saje programme and the Toolkit.. “I love the Saje Programme, and the Toolkit really works if you let it. Each week, you grow stronger and stronger, making new friends along the way. I loved it most weeks, but some were very emotional. Thank you all!” “To all the workers who were part of my journey: I had absolutely no confidence at all. Walking through the doors of the Saje Programme week by week, I became stronger and stronger, and was able to leave my abusive partner after yet another attack. This time, I was strong enough to get the police involved! “Then the Toolkit came along, and I was feeling myself again getting even stronger. I’m very grateful to the Toolkit for giving me the tools to get on with my life. Thank you to everyone involved, I love each and every one of you. Yes, there are still dark days, but I’ve learned that that’s all part of a normal...

Saje Hub Café

The informal meet-up groups called Saje Hub Café are ongoing. The groups are for women to come along and meet other women who’ve also experienced domestic abuse or controlling relationships in a relaxed, casual setting. Come along to: *Hear more about the Saje Programme *Have a Blether, Coffee, Tea and Biscuits *Art and crafts corner Feel free to BRING A FRIEND The Saje Café Upcoming Times and Dates Dunfermline, 12:30-2:30 – 7th June 2016 Leven, 12:30-2;30 – 9th June...