Winner of the National Diversity Awards 2013
Community Organisation Award for LGBT
Established in 2002, Birmingham LGBT was formed as a grassroots breakaway group from the Pride festival. From the outset they aimed to raise awareness of issues that affect Birmingham’s LGBT citizens through consultation, community engagement, advocacy and lobbying.
Delivering meaningful and tangible outcomes on all these strands and more, the organisation has adopted a policy of constant assessment regarding genuine community needs; incorporating the arts, heritage and specialist thematic infrastructure to support the LGBT third sector in the city. They have consistently managed to increase funding receiving almost half a million pounds from the Big Lotteries Reaching Communities strand, and a quarter of a million pounds capital investment from the local city council in 2011. This year, Birmingham LGBT opened the first ever LGBT health and wellbeing centre in England and Wales.
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