Charities working with children and women win grants

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Families with young children and women are among those to benefit after two South Yorkshire charities secured grants worth more than £50,000.

Rotherham-based the Tassibee Project received £25,000 for the salary of a project manager from the Lloyds TSB Foundation For England And Wales.

The scheme offers support and activities for women and their families from black minority ethnic communities in Rotherham.

It helps those who are living in disadvantaged areas and affected by issues including isolation, domestic abuse and hectic lifestyles.

Project manager Khalida Luqman said: “Many of the women that use our services need educational and family support to improve their lives. We provide workshops and advice to help build their self-esteem and become more independent.”

Home-Start Doncaster secured £29,000 from the Foundation.

It provides support for families with young children by training volunteers and offering home visits to include healthy eating workshops and guidance on benefit entitlement.

Home-Start will use the money to help fund an existing role allowing the charity to continue to visit families and provide support on life skills and budgeting.