START (Survivors Trauma and Abuse Recovery Trust) aims to help people recover from childhood abuse, and lead healthy lives, both physically and mentally. It works to promote recovery from, and raise awareness of, dissociative disorders, which can be the result of chronic childhood sexual or physical abuse.

The Foundation made a two-year grant £4,000pa grant to START in February 2015. The grant was towards general running costs of the charity, to enable it to continue to provide in-depth and long-term support to survivors and offer information, advice and training for carers and professionals. Around 900 people with dissociative disorders benefit currently.

www.start-online.org.uk