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Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard to receive incredible £1,881 from funds raised by 2023 Santa Bus tour

Graham Robson January 29, 2024

Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard will receive an incredible £1,881 from funds raised during the 2023 Santa Bus tour, it has been revealed. Brighton & Hove Buses, which organised the 20th annual fundraiser for 20 charities over 20 nights, said Switchboard’s share would come from total proceeds worth £37,620.05. Jason Saw, Switchboard’s Interim Chief Executive, […]

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Astrid Palmer, LGBTQ+ domestic violence advocate at Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard, attends House of Commons reception to celebrate fund which supports projects that provide a safety net for survivors of domestic abuse

Graham Robson January 25, 2024

A Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard expert recently attended a parliamentary reception to celebrate a fund which supports projects that provide a safety net for survivors of domestic abuse. Astrid Palmer, an LGBTQ+ specialist, independent domestic violence advocate, was among guests invited to the House of Commons event by Labour MP Jess Phillips. The reception […]

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Community News

Switchboard welcomes five new trustees – and invites TNBI people to join them

Graham Robson January 20, 2024

Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard has welcomed five new trustees to its Board and is inviting people from trans, non-binary and intersex (TNBI) communities to join them. The new trustees and their role: Lucy Cryan (she/her) is a chartered accountant focussed on forensic accountancy and financial risk management, with experience of advising companies on their […]

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Mental Health

Grassroots groups in Brighton & Hove encouraged to apply for funding for projects that improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people

December 18, 2023

Grassroots groups in Brighton & Hove are being encouraged to apply for funding for projects that improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people. What funding is available? Switchboard, in partnership with the Communities Health Inequalities Programme (CHIP), is offering grants of between £50 and £5,000 from a fund worth £20,000. A total of £5,000 […]

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Community News

Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard to launch new service with Conversation Over Borders for LGBTQ+ refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

Graham Robson December 5, 2023

Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard has teamed up with fellow Brighton-based charity Conversation Over Borders (COB) to start a new service for LGBTQ+ refugees, asylum seekers and migrants – and are inviting people to its free first event on Monday, December 11. The new service called IRIS, which stands for International Rainbow Integration Service, offers […]

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Community News

Trans Day of Remembrance: Explore grief, solidarity and community through a creative lens with Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard

Graham Robson November 1, 2023

Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard’s Trans and Non Binary Link Service and Grief Project are holding a joint event on Trans Day of Remembrance for its TNBI community members. This Trans Grief and Solidarity event includes poetry, spoken word, arts & crafts, food and drink. The evening is by and for trans, non-binary and intersex […]

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Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard to host meeting to discuss potential funding bids and processes for upcoming round of grants for small LGBTQ+ groups in Brighton & Hove

Graham Robson October 11, 2023

The LGBTQ+ charity has recognised that sometimes bidding processes can be biased towards larger more established organisations.

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Community News

Brighton’s very first LGBTQ+ Emergency Night Shelter opens its doors

Graham Robson February 3, 2023

The shelter is a 10-week pilot funded by the Brighton Rainbow Fund and is a partnership between LGBTQ+ charities Outside Project, Stonewall Housing and Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard.

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