A King’s Lynn-based domestic abuse charity is to receive a share of £345,371 extra funding secured by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN).

The PCC is to invest more than £600,000 into specialist support services for people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Services are funded by the government, but PCCs are able to bid for additional money.

In the latest funding round, £620,983 in additional Ministry of Justice funding has been secured.

The Pandora Project in Lynn, the Daisy Programme and Leeway will share £345,371 to boost Norfolk’s response to domestic abuse. 

The extra funding will enable Pandora and Daisy to provide specialist domestic abuse workers to work with children and young people, while also enabling Pandora, along with Leeway, to fund independent domestic violence advisors specialising in supporting the elderly and those with disabilities and/or complex needs.