A grant of £7,500 has been awarded to Planet Nation to help the new non-profit organisation relaunch and support organisations in reaching their community right from the outset.
LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund is a two-year £786,000 partnership between Consortium and the National Lottery Community Fund, designed to help community-led, grassroots organisations support some of the most under-represented and marginalised LGBTQ+ communities.
Planet Nation has been motivated to rebuild our online community and website, as part of a brand refresh. Originally known as Planet London, Planet Nation has historically been a lifestyle website designed to connect to and communicate with the wider sapphic community. That is anyone who identifies as a queer woman or non-binary person attracted to women.
Catie Lake, Managing Editor of the new team, said: “Planet Nation is relaunching with a renewed focus on the needs of the sapphic community in 2022 and beyond. Our content will raise the profile of the individuals and groups that are active in our community and especially support those people who are exploring their identity – perhaps before coming out to their friends and family. A safe online connected community is essential in the current climate.
“We are very grateful to Consortium and the National Lottery Community Fund for choosing our group to receive an LGBT+ Futures grant. This funding means we can make a start on relaunching the website and reaching out to feature the remarkable individuals that make up our community.”
A Planet Nation membership will include a number of perks including discounted access to the sapphic video-on-demand platform Lesflicks, community safety app help me Angela and access to entrepreneurship support from Hatch Enterprise; with more benefits to follow.
For more info, CLICK HERE or follow @PlanetNationLBQ on Twitter and Instagram.