One-stop shop for LGBT+ support services in London


National charity Consortium has received funding from City Bridge Trust to create an online one-stop-shop for all LGBT+ services in London.

The new tool, FindOut, will provide a platform for the Capital’s LGBT+ community to quickly and easily find local support services.

The online initiative was launched at Amnesty International in July to an audience drawn from the voluntary, community, public and funding sectors and academics.

The work behind the website has highlighted gaps in service provision across the Capital. And now Consortium, partnering with LGBT HERO, will work with London’s LGBT+ organisations to see how these can be filled by funders and commissioners.

The partnership will pinpoint where new services are needed, so all LGBT+ people across London can quickly and conveniently receive support. Consortium, which received £200,000 from City Bridge Trust for a range of support for LGBT+ organisations, will also build new sector networks and deliver training on fundraising and campaigning, better governance work and on managing volunteers.

Dhruv Patel, chairman of the City Bridge Trust Committee, said: “We are proud to support London’s LGBT+ community, working together to create new and faster access to vital services.

“Our partnerships are creating new conversations, providing reassurance and strengthening social networks right across the Capital.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to access the support they really need.”