December Newsletter 2019

Seasons Greetings!
Welcome to a special December edition of our Newsletter.

Consortium will be closed for the holiday period from Saturday 21st December until Thursday 2nd January 2020.  
The Team will not have access to messages or emails, but you can find a wealth of information on our Website and our Directory is available all year round.

A Holiday Message from Consortium’s CEO, Paul Roberts

Once again, the end of the year approaches so quick!

It has been a rather extraordinary year for so many reasons, so I want to take this opportunity to thank all our Members for the amazing work they do every day. For our collective size, we are a remarkable sector. I hope you manage to get some rest over the festive season, and extra thanks to those who provide additional support and social opportunities for those in our communities who find this time of year particularly challenging.

I look forward to working with you all in 2020 and to make our LGBT+ voices even louder, and action for change more visible. Have a wonderful festive season.

Consortium Launches Brand New Website

This month Consortium is very excited to launch its brand new website.
The new site has been designed with our Members in mind and boasts a new Members Dashboard, which allows Members to instantly access a wide range of Benefits.

If you haven’t received your group’s login details then please email us so you can start exploring the new site and make the most of your Membership.

Coming up in 2020

Free Learning Days in January

The last of our Learning Days will take place in January.

Delivered by our friends at LGBT Foundation and Stonewall, these learning days are designed for staff, volunteers and trustees of LGBT+ Groups.


Growing your LGBT+ Group, LGBT Foundation
• 11am – 4pm, Thursday 16th January (Manchester) – Book Here
• 11am – 4pm, Friday 24th January (London) – Book Here
Building a Case & Influencing, Stonewall
• 10am – 4pm, Tuesday 28th January (London) – Book Here

Webinars in January 

Our regular webinars continue into 2020 with a range of topics delivered at lunchtime and in the evenings.

Available to Members only, you can also book through your new Members Dashboard.


Strategic Planning  Thursday 9th January, 12:30-13:30 – Book Here
Funding Core Costs • Thursday 16th January, 12:30-13:30 – Book Here
Benefiting from a Mentor • Tuesday 21st January, 12:30-13:30 – Book Here
Service User Involvement • Thursday 23rd January, 18:30-19:30 – Book Here
Using Evidence in Funding Bids • Thursday 30th January, 12:30-13:30 – Book Here
Social Media • Wednesday 15th January, 12:30-13:30 – Book Here

Conferences for Grassroots LGBT+ Groups

Our Members are always telling us that they want us to host more regional events for them, so during February and March we will be running a further 3 Conferences.

Each day-long Conference will focus on supporting staff, volunteers and trustees to run their groups, through a range of workshops and peer learning sessions.


Trans Groups Conference: For Trans Groups Only 
• 11:00 – 16:00, Saturday 1st February (London) – More information and Book Here
Midlands Conference: For Grassroots and Small LGBT+ Groups
• 11:00 – 16:00, Saturday 7th March (Birmingham) – Bookings open soon
North East Conference: For Grassroots and Small LGBT+ Groups
• 11:00 – 16:00, Saturday 14th March (Leeds) – Book here

If you need support over the holiday season, don’t forget you can use, and signpost to, our Directory to search for LGBT+ Groups in your area.

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