ECPAT UK has secured a grant from the Greater London Authority through the Propel initiative, a long-term funding collaboration aimed at giving  capital’s civil society and communities the flexibility, trust and capacity to make long-term, systemic change in London.

The grant will support the charity’s Youth Programme to provide high quality one to one and group mentoring to young victims of trafficking across London over the next two years.

 Patricia Durr, ECPAT UK CEO said:

 “We are delighted to receive this funding from the Greater London Authority via Propel. It will help us to reach out to many more young victims of trafficking at a time when more support is so desperately needed. We were very impressed with the whole process and delighted to have been interviewed by a young assessor as part of the selection process and that the specialist trauma-informed, child centred and rights based approach that we bring was understood and appreciated.”

Propel is powered by London Funders and supported by a growing list of funders, including Bloomberg, City Bridge Trust – the City of London Corporation’s charity funder – The National Lottery Community Fund, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and main advice funders, such as Trust for London, coordinated by London Legal Support Trust. More information about the Propel collaboration is available here.