Getaway Girls supports vulnerable young women in Leeds that have been affected by crime, drug abuse, sexual exploitation and human trafficking. The women it supports come from some of the most disadvantaged areas in the country. Through a variety of different volunteer-led programmes, it helps women overcome trauma, organise their accommodation and finances, build confidence and establish support networks. Many of the charity’s volunteers are women who have been through one of its programmes. The Fore funded Getaway Girls to allow the CEO to move from front-line work to focus on scaling and strategy.This will enable Getaway Girls to expand its programme, shrinking the current waiting list for its services and expand its reach across Leeds.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2019 Spring
Location: Yorkshire and Humberside
Sector: Youth and education, Women and girls