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Delivering Equally Safe Fund

The Delivering Equally Safe (DES) Fund is strategy designed to help prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls, developed by the Scottish Government. Around £30,000,000 has been distributed to approximately 58 organisations across Scotland. Unfortunately, the Scottish Government decided to reject our application to the Equally Safe Fund. We’ve directly supported 11,645 women & girls since 2014, and haven’t received any funding from the Scottish Government or statutory bodies. Our DES application was for core funding which would have sustained us for over 2 years. We felt confident in our application and that it was strong. So much hard work went into putting forth Saje’s case for funding.    We are so grateful for the funding and support of all the wonderful trusts and foundations that believe in Saje’s part in eradicating violence against women and girls. Their support has been absolutely crucial.    Currently, we have enough funding from trusts until March 2022. We have devised a new funding plan, and have identified as many trusts as possible who have funding criteria we align with. Our wee team will continue to work tirelessly to secure funding so women and girls who’ve been subjected to domestic abuse, can continue to access our programmes and other support.   Over the last 7 years, so many women who’ve come through Saje have said our services and support have empowered them to change their lives. Saje has been crucial for 1000s of women in Scotland.   We’d greatly appreciate anyone out there who can help us keep Saje alive, so we can continue to support women and girls across Scotland.  ...

Own My Life

Saje is proud to partner with Own My Life and St Andrews University to deliver the Own My Life course to St Andrews University students. We’re so thankful to receive a £1,000 grant from St Andrews University to allow us to facilitate the course.  The Own My Life course is an innovative, creative and educational 12-week course for women.  It can be delivered online or in-person and supports women to regain ownership of their lives when they have subjected to abuse or violence by partner.  This is done through training practitioners to run the course with women and using short videos, structured discussions, group and individual activities, and a comprehensive learning journal.  The course uses multimedia content to explain complex concepts about trauma and abuse in easy to understand video clips, along with videos which evidence how popular culture reinforces or perpetuates: Sexism. Rape culture. Violence. Misogyny. Disrespect in relationships. Abusive behaviour. The Own My Story Journal provides women with space for reflective practice, and includes all the information provided throughout the course.  This becomes an ongoing resource for women after the course has finished.  The course explores how women can regain ownership of our lives including owning our mind, body, choices, relationships, world, feelings.  The course includes the follow-on “Own My Group” course which supports women if they would like to begin self-organising in continued support and learning together. We’re very excited to get...

Axiom Report

In 2018, we enlisted the services of Axiom Consultancy. They conducted a thorough evaluation of Saje’s social return on investment (SROI); measuring the cost of providing programmes in terms of time and finance compared to the income and value placed on the benefits the realised for our stakeholders. Please take a few minutes to read the report in its entirety...

Our Fundraising Guarantee to you

Fundraising is the life blood of many Scottish charities and we need to raise funds from voluntary sources. We could not fulfil our charitable mission without the support of generous, thoughtful and committed donors. We value the support of donors and understand the need to balance our duties to beneficiaries, with our duties to donors.That’s why we make this commitment to you.We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising and we commit that we will guarantee to adhere to best practice as outlined in the Fundraising Code of Practice.We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, ensuring that they also comply with this Code of Practice.We guarantee to operate in line with the values of the Code; to be Legal, Open, Honest and Respectful in all our fundraising. To promote and underpin these values, we commit to the following standards:• We will be clear about who we are and what we do• We will give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and change or stop a regular donation• If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision• We will respect your rights and privacy• We have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable circumstances and it will be published on our website or will otherwise be available on request• We will hold your data securely• We will communicate with you in accordance with your selected preferences.If you feel we have not adhered to these standards or think we could do better please contact the Panel...