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Improved facilities and support for victims of domestic abuse across Lincolnshire will be created following a successful bid for government funding.

South Holland District Council teamed up with six other Lincolnshire local authorities to bid for funds from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

The DCLG had set aside £10 million for councils to bid for as part of a drive to improve existing facilities and services across the country and to ensure that victims and their families are kept safe.

As a result of the successful bid, the seven Lincolnshire districts will receive a pot of £430k.

This will help increase the number of refuges in the district, and also ensure that those who enter into refuge have access to appropriate support.