Kairos Women Working Together are delighted to have recently won a grant of £342,551 from the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) to continue our valuable work with vulnerable women in Hillfields, Coventry.
Kairos WWT aims to support, empower and give a voice to women caught up in/at risk of prostitution, and those aspiring to leave it. We offer women-only safe spaces, a listening ear and advocacy, a wide range of development opportunities and practical support, and support family contact in a positive environment. We do this through our 4 core services: street outreach and evening drop-ins, floating support, a weekly daytime group, and one-to-one befriending.
We believe in the value and dignity of all women, and are passionate about reaching out to a group of women who are often marginalized and vulnerable, with histories including childhood and domestic abuse, grooming for sex work, substance abuse, and homelessness.
The grant will fund our project over the coming three years, starting on 5th September. It will allow us to expand our services to reach more women and better represent their needs.
Janet Ward, Chair of the Trustees, said: “We are thrilled to receive this major award from the Big Lottery Fund. These are momentous times for Kairos and the women we support. We are very grateful to the BLF. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them, and all our other supporters and volunteers who have believed in the work of Kairos and have made this possible.
“This comes at a time when funding in the charity sector is particularly difficult so it is especially welcome. It safeguards our services for another 3 years.”
Lucia Gattuso, Project Manager, said “We are so pleased. Thanks to the Big Lottery we know that we can continue, improve and expand our services for another 3 years. This is a fantastic opportunity and we cannot thank the Big Lottery enough.”