In the 20 years since the Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline was established as a charity, they have helped more than 40,000 people in Hertfordshire. The Helpline is a confidential, free, support and signposting service for anyone affected by domestic abuse.
In 2022 alone, their helpline received 2,400 calls, meaning approximately 200 people are accessing their services each month from across Hertfordshire. As well as supporting around 2,400 callers a year plus many more through their website and email service, the Helpline works in partnership with countywide statutory, voluntary and community organisations which, together, all aim to improve the lives of anyone affected by domestic abuse as well as those seeking help to change their behaviour.
The Helpline receives no core funding so is dependent on grants and fundraising to cover operating costs.
The COSARAF Foundation grant of £3,500 will pay the annual cost for their telephone operating system, providing a safe, anonymous service for all callers and data analysis to support the charity in assessing and evaluating need.
Fahmida Begum Foundation Highlights of 2023
Our flagship partner in Pakistan, the Fahmida Begum Foundation, has had a great year of service delivery.
Jonathan Freeman MBE, Appointed Board Member of National Citizen Service Trust
The COSARAF Foundation is proud to share the news of His Majesty the King’s appointment of Jonathan Freeman MBE, the Foundation’s Senior Adviser, as a Board Member of the National Citizen Service Trust.
Widening access at Warwick
The second Diversity Day was kindly hosted by the University of Warwick on Thursday 9th November.
Urgent donation awarded to Muslims Around The World Project for Palestine
Trustees have donated £10,000 to support the humanitarian efforts in Gaza, Palestine to provide urgent aid to innocent civilians.
Raising Aspirations at St Anne’s
The first of three Diversity Days took place on the 2nd November at St Anne’s College, Oxford.
Breaking ground with Mehran Welfare Trust
The COSARAF Foundation are funding Mehran Welfare Trust in Karachi, Pakistan, for two new building projects for the community.
Donation to support vital Hertfordshire helpline
The COSARAF Foundation has awarded £3,500 to pay towards the full call handling service to support the ongoing services of the Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline.
Students selected for OPP Studentships
Our partnership with the Oxford Pakistan Programme (OPP) has seen three deserving graduate students of Pakistani heritage receive COSARAF studentships at the university.