Current and Recent Funders

Much of our core work is funded by professional fees (e.g. from training and consultancy), or by annual service-level agreements.

A large part of this income is unpredictable, which explains why the Trust is frequently unable to find the capacity to do things we would greatly like to do. We are therefore particularly grateful to our key national and local partners who fund specific parts of the Trust's work through a variety of grants, service-level agreements and contracts.

Protecting Our Independence

Our service-level agreements and other grant contracts protect the Trust's confidentiality. We never share information about our service-users, callers or supporters with any other agency at all. We would never accept any funding or contract that could compromise anyone's confidentiality or put at risk the community confidence we work so hard to deserve.

Our funders also protect (in fact they welcome) our ability to challenge as a critical friend, advocating directly and robustly where needed on behalf of people who have experienced discrimination or poor service. We can challenge and advocate without prejudice to our funding relationship. This is in harmony with central government policies (see the Government's Compact with the Voluntary and Community Sector).

We pay tribute to the determination shown by all our funders to protect, and show that they value, our rules about confidentiality, our advocacy responsibilities, the boundaries of our work, and their two-way working relationship with us.

Some individual service-areas and projects are externally funded for the short or medium-term. We are enormously grateful to the following funders, who have enabled so much good work. (These are listed in chronological order, more recent first):

Current External Grant Funding

We are enormously grateful to the Big Lottery Fund (Reaching Communities programme) for new support for our Help Support and Advocacy service across the South West. This new funding will last from March 2016 to February 2019, and has already made a great difference to our work.

 

We are also enormously grateful to the Cabinet Office, whose Local Sustainability Fund (managed through the Big Lottery Fund) is supporting the Trust for one year to become more sustainable and improve our organisational governance etc.

Critical funding for the Help Support and Advocacy service comes from Cornwall Council, Northern Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group, Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner. We are enormously grateful to all these for their continuing and sustained support of this service, which is critical for so many local people.

The Trust has a small Service Level Agreement with Teignbridge District Council to support the Council's consultation of and engagement with LGB and Trans people living or working in Teignbridge.

 

 

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