The charity is one of 20 organisations to receive grants from the Scottish Government’s Victim Centred Approach Fund. The £48 million fund underpins the Scottish Government’s commitment to victims and survivors of crime, a key priority pinpointed in the recently published long term strategy for Scotland’s justice sector.

Brake runs the specialist, accredited National Road Victim Service, providing emotional and practical support for victims of bereavement and catastrophic injury from road crashes. Since it was set up in 1996, the National Road Victim Service has supported over 50,000 victims across the UK.

Brake will make a further announcement about its plans for expansion across Scotland in due course.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Ross Moorlock, Brake’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “This grant will help road crash victims in Scotland cope with the shock, turmoil and devastation that road crashes cause to families. We are incredibly grateful to be part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to supporting the needs of road crash victims.”