Domestic violence group’s cash help

A DONCASTER project which helps women escape the troubles of domestic violence has been given a cash injection by South Yorkshire Police Authority.

Doncaster Women’s Aid, in Cleveland Street, provides safe and temporary accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic violence. It also provides advice and offer a range of support services.

The police authority handed out a total of £230,000 to five groups across the county. Recipients received between £30,000 and £50,000.

The cash will now pay for two nine-month posts at Doncaster Women’s Aid which last year received more than 4,800 referrals by partners including St Leger Homes.

Charles Perryman, chair of South Yorkshire Police Authority, said: “It was extremely difficult to pick the winners as every single applicant is making a real difference. We look forward to hearing about how they put their grants to good use.”