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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

Third Sector Excellence

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for two more national awards - the Third Sector Excellence Awards. We are up for recognition in two categories - Social Investment and Enterprise. The winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony in London on 14th September 2016

Browse our entry at keep your fingers crossed for us!


Charity Awards Finalists

Charity Awards Finalists 2016 Grantmaking and Funding


We are delighted to announce that we have made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector.

WINNER has been shortlisted in the Grantmaking and Funding category for our Safe As Houses initiative, which aims to encourage private landlords to invest in safe houses for women and families fleeing domestic violence in Hull.

The Charity Awards is the sector’s most highly-regarded excellence recognition scheme. All 30 shortlisted charities this year have been judged by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated outstanding best practice from which other organisations can learn.


Charity Awards judge Martin Edwards said the provision of 90 safe houses in a city the size of Hull was a "massive transformation" that deserved recognition.

The ten category winners, plus the recipients of the Overall Award for Excellence and the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, will be announced at a ceremony and dinner on Thursday 9 June at the Mermaid Theatre in London’s Blackfriars. The black-tie evening will be hosted by former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull, who will be joined by representatives of the shortlisted charities, alongside senior figures from the charity and civil society sector, and a smattering of celebrities from the worlds of theatre, television, music and sport.  


Keep your fingers crossed for a successful night for the centre!

National Charity Award Winners!

We are delighted to announce our success in winning a National Charity Award for Grantmaking and Funding at the Civil Society Media Charity Awards this week! We were selected from a shortlist of three and more than 300 applicants this year for our innovative Safe as Houses scheme.

Alongside nine other category winners, the Overall Winner and the recipient of the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, Winner, the Preston Road Women’s Centre, was presented with the award at a star-studded black-tie ceremony at the Mermaid Theatre in London on Thursday 9 June, hosted by former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull.

Tania Mason, editorial director at Civil Society Media which organises the Charity Awards, congratulated Winner, the Preston Road Women’s Centre, on winning the highly-coveted award.  She said:

“We had a record number of entries this year, and the standard was particularly high, so Winner, the Preston Road Women’s Centre, should be very proud to have won their category. Their project was very effective.

“For 17 years the Charity Awards have been identifying and celebrating the fantastic work that UK charities do, and the rigorous judging process ensures that only the very best-run charities win awards.”

The Big Purple Build!

The Big Purple Build campaign launches on International Women’s Day 2016

We are today launching a fundraising campaign - the Big Purple Build - to raise £151,000 towards our brand new building which will also be on Preston Road. 

“As our services have grown, we’ve outgrown our current space’” explains Ann Clarkson, Centre Coordinator.  “We’re based in two pre-fab semis that have been knocked together, and although it’s served us well over the last 16 years, it’s no longer fit for purpose.  We’re practically sitting on each other’s knees!  We’re ambitious and want to grow the support we offer to local women, but we need more space to do it in. The new building will increase the nursery space and double the learning space, as well as housing our new legal service, Affordable Justice, and all our other services.  More space and modern facilities will directly help us to help more women and families in crisis. “



We rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters to keep our doors open.