Women's Resource Centre

Project Title:The ASCENT project (Amplifying, Supporting, Capacity building, Engaging, Networking, Training)
Total London Councils Grant:£963,132
Funding period:01 April 2017 to 31 March 2021
Priority:Tackling Sexual and Domestic Violence
Service area:2.5 Strengthening support for frontline sexual and domestic violence (working with voluntary sector organisations, local authorities, and other agencies)


Ascent is part of the Pan London VAWG Consortium project and will specifically address the long term sustainability needs of the provision of services to those affected by sexual and domestic violence (S&DV).

It will improve the quality of such services across London, by providing a variety of services that includes sustainability, expert-led and accredited (assured) training, seminars and special events, best practice briefings, newsletters, and online ‘sector conversations’ for front-line staff from both voluntary and statutory services to improve service provision and ensure it meets the needs of service users. The Ascent project has a strong focus on borough spread as well as cross-priority work.

Ascent will also draw on the wide and varied expertise of all its partners, and of those within the wider Pan London VAWG Consortium in order to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. As a partnership, ASCENT will both model and promote the value of partnerships to service users, funders and commissioners.

Referral route

Ms Vivienne Hayes, CEO

Email: vivienne@wrc.org.uk or call 0207 697 3451

Project Lead – Evelina Svensson

United House, North Road, London, N7 9DP







Borough benefits


  • Imkaan
  • Rights of Women
  • Against Violence and Abuse
  • Women and Girls Network