GRANTS of £702,700 have been awarded by Sheffield Council to voluntary groups.
The funding is part of £2.5 million allocated to organisations which run a wide range of community services.
Sheffield Domestic Abuse Outreach Service has received the biggest allocation, with £127,650 covering its work between July this year and next March.
The service operates city-wide help to individuals who have suffered domestic abuse.
Another large sum of £75,000 has gone to the Sheffield and District African Caribbean Community Association, based on The Wicker. Roshni Asian Women’s Resource Centre, based in Fir Vale, has received £42,500.
Ben’s Centre for Vulnerable People, off West Street, which offers food, clothes and rehabilitation for street drinkers, has been granted £41,100.
Meanwhile, a grant of £32,500 has gone to Languages Sheffield, to develop language skills among ethnic minorities, while SHEBEEN, which provides environmental activities for black and ethnic minority people, has been awarded £28,500. Age UK has been given £25,000 to provide information, advice and support. The campaign working with asylum seekers, Sheffield City of Sanctuary, has been awarded £18,750.
Further grants awarded: £43,200 to Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service; £39,750 to Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English; £30,000 to Sheffield Alcohol Support Service; £27,500 to Heeley City Farm; £25,000 Sheffield Chinese Community Centre; £21,000 for Shopmobility Sheffield; £20,000 for the Cathedral Archer Project; £20,000 for Young Women’s Housing Project; £17,500 to Emmaus; £17,500 to Sheffield Community Transport; £14,500 for Voluntary Action Sheffield; £10,000 for Haven House Project; £10,000 to Sheffield Women’s Aid; £9,000 to Mental Health Action Group; £7,500 to Sheffield Chinese School.