CHILDREN recovering from domestic abuse in Clydebank will receive help for three more years thanks to a funding windfall.
The CEDAR (children experiencing domestic abuse recovery) programme operated by West Dunbartonshire Council has been awarded £388,253
from Investing in Communities 2: Life Transitions by The Big Lottery Scotland fund.
The programme has been delivered in West Dunbartonshire since 2012 and is in its final project year of funding.
The grant will build upon the current model and develop new therapeutic activities over the next three years.
Furthermore the project will develop provision offering a service to all primary care-givers who are caring for and supporting the needs of children and young people affected by domestic abuse.
The Big Lottery informed Gil Paterson, the MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, of the funding on Tuesday, July 20.
He said: "I'm very glad the funding has come through for continuing the CEDAR programme in Clydebank and the whole of West Dunbartonshire.
"It's so important we help children who have through no fault of their own been subjected to domestic abuse in our communities.
"The CEDAR project helps my constituents through these dark moments, and I consider it an absolutely vital service.
"I congratulate West Dunbartonshire Council for its success in applying for the funding and give the support workers all my best wishes for the future."
Maureen McGinn, Big Lottery Fund Scotland chairwoman, said: “This funding will provide continued support for women and children who have been affected by domestic abuse to help them to rebuild their lives."