Birmingham LGBT Community Trust has awarded £3700 in grants to local LGBT community groups in the city. Sixteen groups as diverse as Rainbow Voices and BGLAD have benefited from the second round of awards made from the LGBT Community Fund. The fund was started with a donation from the Lesbian and Gay Pride Ball 2010.
Commenting on the awards, Community Development worker David Viney states ‘The Trust are pleased to have been able to share our donation from the Pride Ball amongst some of the many LGBT groups in the city. Many groups operate with no funding and we are sure these awards will provide a welcome boost, enabling them to continue the fantastic work they do in our community.’
Groups awarded a community grant are as follows: University of Birmingham LGBTQ Association , Birmingham Gay Symphony Orchestra, BGLAD, Moseley Shoals, Birmingham Blaze, Pink Sou’westers, Acting Out, Birmingham Parents Support Group, Brum Bi Fest, Alcohol Support Group, Pink Shield, Rainbow Voices, Pink Parents. The Trust has also supported, through sponsorship, Rainbow Film Festival, Sandwell LGBT and Woman Against Anti-Social Persecution in Walsall.
The Trust received £8000 from the Pride Ball 2010. The remainder of the donation will be used to sponsor LGBT events, support the LGBT Community Forum and other Trust projects.