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.
Please get in touch if you feel you can support us in any way.