DWC receives £47,000 grant for debt, benefit, housing and employment advice

Derby Women’s Centre is thrilled to announce that it has won a grant from a £16.8m central government pot. We have received £47,000 from the Advice Services Fund to provide support and guidance on debt, benefits, housing and unemployment problems. The fund – financed by the Office for Civil Society and delivered by the Big Lottery Fund – aims to support organisations that have been affected by cuts in public spending to provide free advice to people in their communities in England. DWC chief executive Yasmin Nazir said: “We’re thrilled that the Advice Services Fund liked our bid and the
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Local group hopes Women’s Centre will be around for many years

A local mental health group has said that it values the support Derby Women’s Centre provides to women with mental health problems and hopes that it will be around for many years to come. Niki Glazier and Phil Binding, coordinators of the Mental Health Action Group (MHAG), have written to the Derby Telegraph to express delight at Derbyshire County Council’s transferral of ownership of 4 Leopold Street to DWC, which will help the centre  cut costs and continue to deliver services.
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First Steps to host a charity ball

Our friends at First Steps Derbyshire are holding a charity ball at Pride Park Stadium on Saturday 7th July, which will feature Howard Webb, the referee from the 2011 World Cup Final. First Steps Derbyshire provide support for individuals whose lives are affected by eating disorders and this extends to family members, as well as the sufferers themselves. They are aiming to raise £10,000 to continue providing support to those who need it most.
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Thank you to our generous supporters, whoever you are!

Over the weekend we received a donation of £50 through our MyDonate page, boosting the amount raised for our fundraising appeal to over £1000! We do not know the name of the person that donated, but whoever you are, thank you! And thanks to everyone else who has donated, however small the amount. Without your support we would struggle to survive.
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