This new Fund, launched in October 2021, focuses on the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) community and is specifically for the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
The Spencer Trust Fund supports projects that will help LGBT+ people to get the right support, advice, opportunities and development to become healthy and active people.
Grants are available for groups who aren't already funded to specifically benefit the LGBT+ community. Your project or activity should benefit a minimum of 70% LGBT+ people.
Grants of up to £400 will usually be allocated, with an additional discretionary £200 available. The board will meet bi-monthly to review applications.
Projects and activities considering the following will be considered:
- Addressing isolation in the LGBT+ community in Nottingham, including peer support
- Providing safe physical and virtual spaces for LGBT+ people
- Support around crisis, hardship and poverty
- Campaigning and support for LGBT+ people's voices. To challenge cultural stereotypes, championing Nottingham as a zero tolerance city for homophobia and conversion therapy
- Mental Health support
- Access to safe and secure housing for LGBT+ people
- Support to families
- To help LGBT+ people to be heard within mainstream services and organisations
- To improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS, including carers, partners and family members.
For full details and how to apply, see The Spencer Trust website.