The Proud Trust is a life-saving and life-enhancing charity supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. Our home is the LGBT+ Centre Manchester but our work has a national reach. We provide LGBT+ youth groups, manage the LGBT+ Centre, offer training, education and resources and work closely with regional and national partners to make things better for LGBT young people. We have our biggest ever fundraising challenge - we want to re-build the LGBT+ Centre to more than double its size!Why the community needs us
We help save lives of LGBT+ young people through our services, advocacy and support. We give people a safe space to come to where they can be themselves and escape homo/bi/trans-phobia. Last year we welcome 17,700 people through the Centre and it's Cafe. We are home to 18 regular groups to meet here in a safe and inclusive, dry space. We work with LGBT+ people to improve where they live, work, study, play and pray. We regularly see people improve their confidence, build supportive friendshipsOur impact on the community
The LGBT+ Centre is a port in a storm for many people. It is a point of access for many fleeing discrimination and in need of care and support which is why we have taken on our rebuild project to help make things better. It is The Proud Trust's ambition to steer our fundraised income towards the rebuild of the LGBT+ Centre in Manchester. However, the organisation reserves the right to instead use any or all of the funding raised towards other charitable purposes related to The Proud Trust.
We are looking for volunteers from BAME communities who are preferably LGBT! We are looking for people interested in work behind the scenes e.g. fundraisers, accounts, marketing materials.