Wigtownshire Women’s Aid has been granted more than £400,000.
The huge cash boost came following a grant application to the Big Lottery Fund under the Investing in Communities, Becoming a Survivor category.
And Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Alex Fergusson has welcomed the windfall.
Mr Fergusson said: “The £402,344 that Wigtownshire Women’s Aid has been granted will make an enormous difference. It is to be used to provide three new refuge worker posts to deliver enhanced refuge and advisory support to about 60 women and their children who have experienced domestic abuse in the Wigtownshire area.
“The new staff will work alongside to provide evening and weekend support in a new purpose-built refuge which has eight self-contained flats.
“This will greatly enhance the fantastic work that Wigtownshire Women’s Aid already carries out. It is one of the sad facts of modern life that this work is so desperately needed, but I am truly delighted that this grant has been awarded. It is no more than due recognition to the staff of this truly wonderful charity that helps some of the most vulnerable people in our society at their time of greatest need.
“I have tabled a motion on the Scottish Parliament to congratulate Wigtownshire Women’s Aid on its work and its successful grant application.”