We’re pleased to announce that Surviving Economic Abuse has been awarded a grant worth over £25,000 from collective philanthropic fund, Impact 100 London. This crucial funding will help us achieve the ambitious change goals set out in our new three-year strategy. This funding also puts us in a strong position to respond in the most effective way to the needs of victim-survivors and brings us closer to ending economic abuse forever.
SEA’s founder and CEO, Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs OBE said, “It’s an honour to be awarded this funding and to be considered alongside some truly inspiring organisations. This unrestricted grant will have a significant impact as we look to make a difference to the lives of women and girls. This generous grant will give us the time and financial security we need so we can deliver on our ambitious plans over the next three years.”
“I hadn’t heard of economic abuse but I was certainly living it. My ex was secretive with money. He gambled, he loaned cash to friends and he even helped himself to my bank card and withdrew money. When I was finally free and trying to rebuild my life, debts caught up with me. The amount had grown to over £20,000. SEA referred me to the casework service, and I was supported to apply for debt write-offs. When I was told it would be written off, it was such a surreal amazing feeling to finally break one of those invisible chains linking me to the perpetrator.” Rebecca, a victim-survivor of economic abuse.
We also extend heartfelt congratulations to fellow finalists Birthing Companions and Women for Refugee Women who will receive grants of £27,500 and £100,000 respectively.
Founded in 2019, Impact 100 London pools donations from at least 100 people to provide a range of grants to charitable organisations each year. Each year, three charities make a final shortlist with an opportunity to receive grants worth up to £100,000. A vote at the annual event decides the award for the largest grant.
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