Funding of more than £280,000 per year could be reinstated in a Glasgow women’s aid group which was forced to close its doors this summer.

Drumchapel’s Women’s Aid was stripped of its funding after the city council raised concerns of “financial irregularities” and pulled its annual support of £350,000.

The Women’s Aid owned support service, for women fleeing domestic abuse, ceased on July 31.

Following this decision, arrangements were put in place with housing benefit colleagues to retain the refuge accommodation while permanent tenancies or move-on support accommodation was made available for the remaining families.

Tomorrow councillors will be asked to approve funding for a further two-years to the Drumchapel service in a bid to create an outreach and drop in service.

If approved, funding of £288,337 will be awarded to the organisation each year and will be reviewed once the trail period is complete.

After two years the local authority can decide whether or not to continue funding the services.

The premises were purpose-built by Cairn Housing Association, for the provision of accommodation and support services for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Cairn Housing Association has confirmed that they are willing to support the continued use of the Drumchapel premises for this purpose going forward.

Subsequent to the closure of the former support service, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership officers have consulted with the three remaining Women’s Aid purchased services in Glasgow in a bid to ensure accommodation and support services continue to be available to women and children fleeing domestic abuse.

The group have also organised ongoing support for people where they live, on a service drop-in or outreach basis.

Glasgow East Women’s Aid refused to extend their services to Drumchapel meaning there is a bigger demand for the service to be reinstated.

Glasgow Women’s Aid is a long-established service in the city and has been delivering accommodation and support services across multiple sites to women and children affected by domestic abuse for the past 35 years.

The group will work with the local community to promote the service and seek views on its development.

They will also work with the other women’s services in the city to promote innovation and shared learning opportunities from their delivery of the Essenside service. Proposals will be discussed tomorrow afternoon.