Youngsters in East Dunbartonshire who have suffered as a result of domestic abuse are to benefit from a £9,900 cash boost from BBC Children in Need.
The grant is being donated to Women’s Aid East Dunbartonshire and will be used to help furnish the bedrooms of children and young people moving to safe new homes.
By working closely with the young people involved, and getting their input into the design of the new room, Women’s Aid will help create a safe and comfortable environment at a time when it is needed most.
Claire Jolly, from Women’s Aid, said: “When families get their new tenancy, children and young people are further punished by domestic abuse as they leave their homes and possessions behind.
“During such a sensitive period, it’s so important to have that feeling of a safe home space.
“Having run this project since 2010 we’ve seen first-hand the huge impact it can make, so we’re delighted that BBC Children in Need has awarded funding for another year. I’d like to say a big thank you to all who’ve made it possible.”
The funding will pay for a range of items including paints and carpets, furniture and furnishings in the rooms, and professional labour.
BBC Children in Need now funds over 240 projects in Scotland with over £13 million benefiting young lives in the country.