Every day we provide over 500 hours of lifesaving support and services. We need your help to provide these essential services to our communities and be here for every single LGBT person who needs us. Demand for our support is growing, and we’re seeing more people in crisis than ever before.
We have a very simple motto - we’re here if you need us. And that applies to everyone in our beautifully diverse communities. If you’re young, we’re here for you; if you’re older, we’re here for you; if you’re a person of colour, we’re here for you; if you’re a man, a woman, or non-binary, we’re here for you; lesbian, gay, bi, trans - however you describe yourself - we’re here for you. If you need help, if you’re struggling, if you need a friendly face or reassuring voice, we are there for you if you need us. We are all family - and at LGBT Foundation, everyone is welcome.
And when we can be here, we know we can make a difference. Read Jason’s* story:
*name changed for service user anonymity
"I received support with personal safety issues, considering future relationships, housing issues, accessing local services and information and encouragement about engaging in the community.
Without this support, I would have either given up and/or done myself serious harm.
I am now thriving, feeling much better, optimistic, independent, and confident because of the professional and well-coordinated holistic service I have been able to access and benefit from.
I take part in a range of creative activities, have a fulfilling social life and support other people through voluntary work. I know that the service is there for me if I need further help in the future. I am not alone."
Support our Leap for Equality Crowdfunder
With an extra day in February, we’ll need to provide an additional 505 hours of support across a range of vital services - from our helpline, to our domestic abuse service. We need your help to do this. It costs us £7,500 per day to keep our doors open.
Will you take a #LEAPforEQUALITY and help us to cover this cost?
£10 Donation - £10 could help us answer a call from an LGBT person with nowhere else to turn, offering support and advice on everything from coming out, to reporting a crime
£30 Donation - £30 could help one of our specialist team to deliver a wellbeing assessment for an LGBT person in need, creating a person-centred support plan to help that person move forward
£50 Donation - £50 could help us provide a room to an LGBT peer support group or community organisation, creating vital networks for those facing social isolation or entering into recovery
Making a donation online is quick and easy, and helps change LGBT people's lives. Making a donation through Virgin Money Giving is incredibly simple - all you need is a debit or credit card.
Regular donations help us to secure our long-term future, and continue to be here for LGBT people - you can set up a monthly donation via Virgin Money Giving. Alternatively, if you would like to set up a Standing Order through your bank, email email@example.com to set this up.
If you're an eligible UK taxpayer, add Gift Aid to boost your donation by 25%!
Donate by Cheque
Make your cheque payable to LGBT Foundation and post it to our Freepost address (no stamp required):
FAO Fundraising at LGBT Foundation
Number 5 Richmond Street
(NB - Please do not send cash in the post)
Donate via PayPal Giving Fund
If you have a PayPal account, it couldn't be simpler to donate to us - click here to go to the PayPal Giving Fund website and donate through your PayPal account today. What's more, PayPal Giving Fund charge absolutely no fees, so 100% of your donation will go to us, and help change LGBT people's lives.
Donate in the Village
If you're in Manchester's Gay Village, you can donate your spare change in participating bars and restaurants - keep an eye out for our hot pink collection tins at the bar!
If you would like to find out more about donating to LGBT Foundation, how we fundraise, or what happens to your donation, then we would love to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries you may have, and one of our team will get back to you with more information.
LGBT Foundation is registered with the Fundraising Regulator, demonstrating a commitment to ensuring that our fundraising is respectful, open, honest and accountable to the public.
If you have any questions or issues with our fundraising activities or practices you can contact our Complaints Coordinator by emailing: email@example.com.
You can find out more about the Fundraising Regulator, and the Code of Fundraising Practice that governs our fundraising here.