In The South

Allsorts shortlisted for European award

Gary Hart August 30, 2015

Brighton-based Allsorts Youth Project, has been shortlisted in the Charity of the Year category in the European Diversity Awards 2015.

WEB.600.3Allsorts Youth Project was founded in 1999 by Jess Wood and James Newton. It is a registered charity with three full-time staff, three part-time staff, a team of volunteers and works with young LGBTU people.

The charity provides a variety of services for LGBTU young people, including weekly drop-ins, a mental health and well-being group and a Trans Kids group.

Its youth volunteering hub offers opportunities in campaigning, fund-raising, educating, peer support and works in partnership with a wide range of third-sector organisations, public services, schools, colleges, universities and runs a parent support group.

The awards, widely acknowledged as the European Diversity Oscars, celebrate excellence in all aspects of diversity in the areas of gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, race, culture and religion across Europe.

Jess Wood: Project Director

Project Director Jess Wood, said: “It is a tribute to the outstanding work of our staff, volunteers, trustees and the young people we work with that our tiny project should be nominated alongside national organisations like Age UK.”

“This is a big step up from last year when we carried off the award for the best community organisation in the UK National Diversity Awards.”

The European Diversity Awards will be announced on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Natural History Museum in London.

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