Supporting LGBT+ Community Action in Leeds

//Supporting LGBT+ Community Action in Leeds

Leeds LGBT+ Mapping Project report on how the third sector supports LGBT+ community action

This report investigates how funders and third sector infrastructure organisations currently support LGBT+ community action in Leeds.

Previous research from Leeds LGBT+ Mapping Project found that around half of the LGBT+ activity happening in the city was community led and volunteer run, and without regular funding. This raised concerns around the sustainability of LGBT+ community action in the city, and what is needed to support it.

Some key findings of this report
  • Supporting LGBT+ communities was not an identified priority for any of the organisations who participated in this survey.
  • Few of the organisations who responded to the survey said they were proactively seeking knowledge on assets and challenges on LGBT+ communities in Leeds by building links with LGBT+ groups and projects.
  • The majority the LGBT+ community action is undertaken by groups that are not formally constituted or registered with the Charities Commission. This means that they are are often ineligible to apply for funding.

To read the full report follow this link 

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About the Author:

Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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