Sandra White MSP has welcomed news that the Scottish Government will provide an extra £35,000 to Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis after funding from a grant making organisation was withdrawn impacting on the level of service they are able to provide.

Sandra White MSP for Glasgow Kelvin said:

“I have long supported the work of this vital service, and I’m happy to see decisive action by the Scottish Government providing emergency funding to keep the service available following an unexpected withdrawal of funding by a grant making organisation.”

“It is essential that this vital service, that supports those who have suffered from sexual abuse and violence, is maintained. I welcome today’s commitment and will support future efforts to maintain and extend the support that is offered.”

Equalities Minister Christina McKelvie said:

“I’m pleased that we can provide this emergency funding which I hope will allow Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis to reopen its waiting list and continue to deliver the same level of service.

“We will continue to engage with Rape Crisis Scotland to assess this situation and to take a long term approach so that local rape crisis centres can continue to provide vital services not just in Glasgow, but across the country.”

Background

The Scottish Government already provides provide £217,885 to Glasgow Rape Crisis, a mixture of core and project funding.

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