HomeStart seeks funding to help victims of domestic abuse

Uckfield Town Council will be considering on Monday whether to award funds to an organisation wanting to run a course in town for victims of domestic abuse.

An application for grant funding from HomeStart was overlooked earlier this year when other grants were awarded.

HomeStart is asking for nearly £5,000 towards an 11-week course which would cost in total £5,500.


The organisation says that if the full amount isn’t given they would not be able to confirm whether they could run a programme in Uckfield until they had enough money.

Two trained staff would run the programme one morning a week for 11 weeks in a confidential and safe community location.

Women attending would also receive support in-between attending the programme including signposting to other community support.


HomeStart says the Freedom Programme supports women who are victims of domestic violence and abuse.

Its purpose is to reduce the likelihood of abuse escalating, for example those experiencing financial abuse, and recovery after ending an abusive relationships.

HomeStart says the majority, but not all, of the women attending the programme have children, some of whom might subject to a Child Protection Plan, at risk of removal or living away from them.


“We work directly with women aged 16 years and over, and in line with our objects, promote the recovery of their children.”

Each Freedom Programme is individually funded and moves to a different town each term depending on the funder.

Confirmed programmes in 2018019 are in Eastbourne, Lewes, Hove, Hastings and Seaford.

See also:

You can help Uckfield man’s @GalacticKeegan become a book

Holy Cross School recognised for quality of science teaching

Plans to start a Parkrun in Uckfield

Find local organisations in our Uckfield Directory

How to advertise on

Share this story

Sign up to receive daily news alerts

I'd like to receive updates every: