About Ascent

Ascent is a partnership project undertaken by the London Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Consortium, delivering a range of services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, under six themes, funded by London Councils.

The six themes are:

Advice and Counselling

Domestic and Sexual Violence Helplines

Ending Harmful Practices

Specialist Refuge


Support Services to Organisations

Ascent improves service provision for those affected by sexual and domestic violence in London through the provision of front-line services as well as support to voluntary and statutory organisations.

Find out more about the London VAWG Consortium here.

Support Services to Organisations

Women’s Resource Centre is the lead partner in the Support Services Strand where we work together with 5 partner organisations:

Rights of Women


Women and Girls Network

Against Violence and Abuse (AVA)


The second tier support project aims to address the long term sustainability needs of organisations providing services to those affected by sexual and domestic violence. The project seeks to improve the quality of such services across London by providing a range of training and support. To find out more about the Ascent second tier project, please see here.

WRC is offering 10 FREE sustainability training sessions per year as part of the Ascent project, on topics such as:

Partnerships: Everything You Need to Know

Feminist Leadership

Project Management

Finance for project managers

Bid-writing and presentations

Unconscious Bias

Train the trainer

Theory of change

Introduction to Commissioning

Perfecting the Pitch

We also offer a workshop in partnership with Rights of Women that provides key understanding of the Equality Act 2010. 

WRC additionally organises four special events per year. The special events are a place for organisations working with those experiencing VAWG to come together to share learning and best practice, form new collaborations and partnerships, and to discuss and debate current issues facing the sector.

Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming training and events!

Finally, as part of the Ascent Project we regularly showcase the work of VAWG and partner organisations through our best practice briefings, sector conversations  and newsletter. These are spaces where you can keep up to date with the work and relevant issues facing the domestic and sexual violence sector. 

The bi-monthly Ascent newsletter includes news and updates relevant for the sector as well as training dates, job opportunities and legal developments.

They are also on opportunity to highlight your own organisations work, so do get in touch if you feel like there is something you would like share with our network of over 500 whether through a sector conversation or newsletter feature.

To sign up to the Ascent newsletter, receive all the most update information on the VAWG sector and our upcoming trainings please contact [email protected]

 For more information about the Ascent project, please contact [email protected]  or 020 7697 3461