The 'world-first' WISH fund helping house female abuse victims and ex-offenders

Investing in women's safety and wellbeing

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WISH will partner with charities across the UK with the aim of providing 750 affordable homes across the UK
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WISH will partner with charities across the UK with the aim of providing 750 affordable homes across the UK

Impact investment company Resonance is partnering with property manager Patron Capital Partners to launch the world's first gender-lens property fund, which will aim to provide safe accommodation to women who are fleeing domestic abuse, female ex-offenders and women who have complex additional needs.

The WISH (Women in Safe Homes) fund has a target size of £100m, and will partner with regional charities with the aim of providing 750 affordable homes across the UK. The fund already has its first partnership confirmed with Preston Road Women's Centre in Hull, which will offer safe homes to vulnerable women as well as help other women's sector charities to enrol on similar schemes. Diversity Blog: Willis Towers Watson calls for 'collective effort' from industry to address diversity It will become the third deep-impact property fund offered by Resonance, with the firm having origin...

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