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Chair's statement on £475K funding for MUWA

The Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan has issued a statement in response to the funding announcement of £475K by the National Lottery Community Fund to run the Mid Ulster Women's Aid (MUWA) Starfish project.
He said:

This is substantial funding for Mid Ulster Women’s Aid and will support a project which is focussed on a critical stage in the recovery of those who have suffered domestic abuse, helping them to build stable foundations and solid networks for moving on with their lives, and reducing the risk of moving back into a cycle of abuse. The current pandemic has thrown domestic abuse into stark relief and with reported cases at an all-time high since March, never was the need for funding more clear. I am also pleased that the funding announcement coincides with a new agreement between the Council and Mid Ulster Women’s Aid for the lease of new premises at Limekiln Lane in Cookstown.

The Mid Ulster Women’s Aid Starfish project was one of approximately 55 charity and community projects across Northern Ireland to benefit from £2.7m from the National Lottery Community Fund.

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