Allsorts Youth Project awarded Santander Foundation Grant

November 4th, 2013 by

Allsorts Youth Project has received a £5000 grant from the Santander Foundation to fund a series of activities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans young people aged 16-25 living in the Brighton, Hove and Sussex area. 

The grant was provided from the Foundation’s Community Plus initiative which provides grants of up to £5,000 for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

The  funding will go towards a summer programme ensures that they have somewhere safe and friendly to go in the summer holidays. They can have fun, get support and learn about themselves in such a way as to come out of the programme more confident and relaxed about their identity and with a whole set of new friends.

Additionally, the funding  will cover the creation of resource that they can give to their carers/parents when they ‘come out’. This will help their carers/parents understand what is happening and support their children through this difficult time. Moreover, the donation will pay for 28 Peer Education sessions in schools and colleges to tackle homo, bi and transphobia.

Jess Wood MBE, Project Director, said: “We are thrilled that Santander are offering us this amazing grant. It is going to make a real difference to our capacity to create safe spaces for LGBT young people in our community.”

Craig Banes of Santander Foundation, said: “Community Plus allows our staff and customers to nominate local charities that are most in need of assistance.  We are delighted to be supporting the Allsorts Youth Project and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.” 

The Community Plus fund provides grants of up to £5,000 to small, local charities with funding available to cover salaries, equipment or materials.  For more information please visit: