Activists had called on Doncaster council to fund DV services after the closure of Doncaster Women’s Aid was announced earlier this year.
The council has now awarded a £30,000 grant so that a new service, South Yorkshire Women’s Aid (Doncaster), can open in September.
Campaigner Louise Harrison told Socialist Worker it was a “really big victory”.
She said, “It’s wonderful. Some people just blame the Tories for cuts and say there’s nothing we can do.
“But we’ve won funding for a service from a Labour council.”
Newcastle Women’s Aid now faces the closure of its refuge after losing a bid for a contract to provide DV services.
But as Louise put it, “We’ve shown you can win by fighting.”