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Bedford Tavern raise £650 for Rainbow Fund

Besi Besemar September 24, 2018

Bedford Tavern remain committed to raising funds for all LGBT/HIV organisations in the city.

GOLDEN Handbag Favourite Barman Matt Richards and Adam Brooks, the multiple winner of the Golden Handbag Favourite Landlord award, receive certificate for raising £650 for Rainbow Fund during their Christmas Summer Xmas Weekend in June fundraiser at the Bedford Tavern.

Events during the weekend included Kristmas-Oke on Friday (22), Spice’s Christmas Show on Saturday (23) and a three course Christmas Lunch on Sunday (24).

Through an independent grants panel, The Rainbow Fund give grants to LGBT/HIV organisations in Brighton & Hove who deliver effective front line services to LGBT+ people in the city.

In the 2017-18 grants round the following organisations benefitted from grants amounting to £110.688: These included Allsorts Youth Project (£5,000), Brighton Gems (£1,725), The Clare Project (£5,000), The Rainbow Chorus (£7,150), Older & Out (£5,270), Sussex Beacon (£7,500), Accessibility Matters(£1,800), Whitehawk LGBT support group (£1,000), Trans Alliance (£5,000), Peer Action (£7,300), Lunch Positive (£8, 082), MindOut (£14,989), Switchboard (£11,725), and LGBT Community Safety Forum (£29,147).

Successful groups/organisations receiving money in the 2018-19 grants round will be announced at The Rainbow Fund LGBT+ community grants presentation evening at The Hilton Brighton Metropole on Monday, October 15, at 7pm which will be hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons and Lola Lasagne.

If you’d like to be on the guest list please email the Rainbow Fund via the “contact us” button on the website at

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, and people will be contacted on Wednesday, October 10 to let them know if they are on the VIP list.

For more information about the Rainbow Fund, click here: