In the first round of funding under the LGBT+ Futures Fund, Consortium and the Government Equalities Office were delighted to announce 24 LGBT+ organisations would share the £200,000 available for distribution. In the second round a further investment of £200,000 was shared between 42 LGBT+ organisations across England.
Funding will support LGBT+ communities to be more visible and organisations supporting LGBT+ communities become more sustainable.
A full list of successful applicants is below.
Awarded £1,850 for their fringe Pride event consisting of a Rainbow Train on a heritage railway line, targeting older LGBT+ people
Awarded £1,500 for the implementation of Lesbian Unity Festival 2019 for women of all backgrounds in South London
Awarded £9,958 for a Men’s Programme providing creative activities for gay, bisexual and gay men of all ages and backgrounds, aimed at improving wellbeing, reducing isolation, and increasing confidence
Awarded £3,200 for the development of infrastructure for understanding and evidencing impact.
Awarded £8,000 for strategy days and follow up to strengthen this organisation supporting BAME LGBTQ+ communities.
Awarded £2,000 to provide new weekly social activities for LGBT+ young people under 16 years old.
Awarded £9,417 to provide one-to-one support for trans young people and for the creation of LGBT+ safe spaces and groups within schools and youth spaces in Nottinghamshire.
Awarded £9,788 for formalising systems and improving recruitment, stewardship and retention of members to improve income and sustainability.
Awarded £2,000 to provide an allies area and pledge zone as well as Youth Zone for young people at Pride.
Awarded £1,865 to provide a Youth Zone and Drumming Workshop at a local Pride event.
Awarded £1,949 to create a group for parents of LGBT+ young people, Q Corner to provide a quiet social space in the daytime and a range of events throughout the year.
Awarded £4,812 to carry out preparatory work towards the creation of a development plan for engaging LBT women in this organisation supporting LGBT+ asylum seekers and refugees.
Awarded £7,551 towards support for the ‘House of Stonewall’ ambassadors programme.
Awarded £8,388 towards ‘Springboard’ youth leadership, recruiting and training 8 young people leading into a research project. Particularly young people who are out of training or employment and/or have a disability.
Awarded £1,700 to provide Circus skills to engage young people and a photography display.
Awarded £2,826 to provide support for LGBT+ school forums to improve their effectiveness and increase membership, particularly among BAME students.
Awarded £3,630 for the implementation of a new volunteering strategy with a focus on underrepresented volunteers; older Jewish LGBT+ people and those from BAME and Orthodox Jewish backgrounds.
Awarded £7,770 to provide confidence workshops and one-to-one employment advice for LGBT+ people, particularly trans and non-binary people.
Awarded £6,500 for the development of a business plan and strategy for 3-5 years including; research, development sessions with staff, volunteers and trustees, meetings with LGBT+ Networks and focus groups with users.
Awarded £9,500 for strategic work to communicate impact and improve engagement with funders, commissioners and supporters.
Awarded £1,830 for the translation of key Norwich Pride documents into 'Easy Read' to enable volunteers with learning disabilities to access them more easily.
Awarded £6,500 for the creation of new youth sessions, including creating a community café run by young people.
Awarded £7,650 for the expansion of youth provision by creating three age-appropriate youth social groups.
Awarded £2,000 for workshops, volunteer expenses, venue hire and website costs to attract more members to a social and support group.
Awarded £1,869 to provide a social support group for trans and non-binary young people aged 13-24.
Awarded £2,897 towards workshops, craft sessions and participation in the Leicester Pride parade by LGBT+ people from a range of cultures.
Awarded £5,980 to carry out consultation work to establish Deaf LGBTIQA to be responsive to the needs of the community and ensure it is user-led from the start.
Awarded £1,975 to provide support for LGBT+ asylum seekers in collaboration with Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylums Seekers.
Awarded £975 to provide monthly social opportunities for older LGBT+ people.
Awarded £1,230 for printing and launch event for a printed Bi Allies Guide and a related flyer for children and young people.
Awarded £1,980 to provide support for LGBT+ asylum seekers and migrant people without recourse to funds.
Awarded £5,500 to develop guidance for trans inclusion in rugby clubs to be rolled-out to the other 16 LGBT Rugby Clubs in England.
Awarded £1,625 to re-establish a closed monthly support group for TRANS+ people in South Devon.
Awarded £8,145 to provide support for a winter showcase, including performances by LGBTQ people with disabilities.
Awarded £6,566 for their ‘Us Included’ project, giving young LGBT+ people the opportunity to record their experiences of growing up in rural Devon.
Awarded £550 for a collection of stories from older members of the LGBT+ community for collation into a book.
Awarded £8,767 for the Creation of robust and usable development plans, improving systems and increasing voluntary member and team participation involving young people at all stages.
Awarded £7,959 for the development of a Trans Survivors Project for trans and non-binary people affected by sexual, domestic and intimate partner violence.
Awarded £1,980 for monthly meet-ups, workshops and an intergenerational event for BAME LGBT+ people.