Today Nexus NI are celebrating following news that a client led program has received funding support from Big Lottery NI!
Our Co-NEX-ion project will support 50 men and women per year for 5 years who are victims/survivors of sexual violence and has been designed in partnership with our Belfast Client Forum members.
We will use our grant to expand our client forums which provide immeasurable support, inspiration and motivation to their members, provide training and development opportunities for our clients post counselling and create video case studies using our clients stories for training others and for publicity aimed at breaking the silence of sexual violence.
The impact this project will have will include, increase clients’ self-esteem and confidence, provide them with new skills, improve their quality of life, and improve their mental health and well-being.
Our CEO Cara commented:
“We are all so proud of Co-nexion because our clients led on it. We are talking to the experts in what our clients need and making sure our services meet those needs moving forward. I and the staff team are really excited to see the project deliver for our clients and cannot wait to get started. We cannot thank Big Lottery NI enough for their support, belief in us and our clients and investment in our collective idea. We will not let them or ourselves down.”
Our client forum who where very much involved in the bid had the following comments
“Nexus is a safe environment that helps get rid of any guilt or shame we may have”
“This funding is going to save lives and help victims on their journey to becoming a survivor. Thank you Big Lottery”.
“The forum is looking forward to having extra resources to meet more often and develop some new ideas for the future”.