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Charity Governance Award Finalists

National Charity Governance Award Finalists!

We are delighted to announce that our Board reached the shortlist for the Embracing Opportunity and Harnessing Risk category in the National Charity Governance Awards and on Wednesday 24th May 2017 won the category at a gala reception at the Clothworkers House in London.

Once again, our pioneering work developing safe homes for women and children has been recogised on the national stage as forward thinking and pioneering

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Finance whizz required!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a seasoned SAGE professional to help us move through our next stage of development.

We are seeking to fill a vacancy in our Finance department for a Finance Officer to oversee the financial functions within the Winner Group

See our recruitment page for more details and to request an application pack

New Leading Light in Hull

We are delighted to announce that our Domestic Violence and Abuse service has been awarded Leading Lights status by Safe Lives.

SafeLives Leading Lights status is the mark of quality for domestic abuse services and is increasingly being recognised by commissioners and funders across the UK.

The Leading Lights accreditation programme offers services, partner agencies and commissioners a set of standards for supporting victims of domestic abuse. The programme was launched in 2009 and many services have been offered coaching, workshops and assessment since that time, with over 40 gaining accreditation.

Our service is the only one in Hull to have achieved this prestigious recognition and it reflects the high level of skills, expertise and experience offered by our staff team

£1 million Christmas present!

The Big Purple Build gets a £1million boost from the Big Lottery Fund

We are delighted to announce that the Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities Buildings Programme has made one of its largest ever grants to help us build our new women's centre.

For the last two years, we have been planning to replace our current premises at 60-62 Preston Road. Although this building has served us well, it's no longer big enough for us to deliver services to all the women and children who need us and it is a prefab construction which is approaching the end of its life.

So all the staff, volunteers and Trustees have been involved in working with local architect Helen Smith  of LNS Partnership to design a new, purpose built women's centre which is bigger, better, more environmentally friendly and will help us offer more services to local women and children.

The new centre will be on the site of the old church on the corner of Bilton Grove and Preston Road next door to the community centre. With full planning permission already in place and fundraising moving on, we hope to appoint a contractor in the new year and start construction in Spring 2017.

The new building will have:

  • A bigger Nursery - room for 18 children instead of 11
  • A bigger charity shop which will be an integrated part of the building
  • Two training rooms instead of one so we can run more courses
  • A large meeting space for our groups, including our Girlz Only group
  • A Laundrette so local women don't have to travel to do their laundry
  • More room for volunteers to look after women visiting the centre
  • Four one to one rooms for us to support women in private
  • Some clinical space for women to see medical practitioners when needed
  • More office space for our growing number of staff
  • A Pram Park

Winner helps other charities to Get Informed

National pathfinder project - a face for the Get Informed campaign

Check out the Get Informed campaign, launched by Big Society Capital this week


The campaign aims to raise awareness for charities on the opportunities to fund their work through Social Investment.. We have successfully used loan investment  from Social Investors to fund our innovative work with housing Domestic Abuse survivors as part of tackling violence against women and girls. Big Society Capital have chosen us as a national example of good practice with the use of Social Investment

Learn about the Get Informed campaign here



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