Our Networks and Partnerships

We exist to support our Members and one of the many ways in which we can do that is by providing the platforms, structures and space for them to work together. We are leaders in creating and facilitating networks which enable groups and organisations to work together on both a practical and strategic level. Take a look at some of our Networks and Partnerships and find out how membership with us can get your group better connected.

LGBT Consortium Members Network

LGBT Consortium Members make up the largest Network of LGBT group, projects and organisations in the UK. Over the last 2 years, LGBT Consortium has brought in over £1million for its Membership by brokering collaborative projects, funding and contracts. This is usually facilaited through themed Networks. 
 
With around 300 Members, the LGBT Consortium Network offers organisations of all sizes the chance to connect, collaborate and codeliver projects and services. From sharing best practice to accessing peer support, from being part of large national projects to codelivering on small local funded projects - Members use the network in a variety of ways.

See Our Current Work for more details of existing projects or get in touch to find out what new opportunities there are.

Trans Organisations Network

A busy and effective new network of trans specific organisations which is developing a strategic voice for the Trans Sectors.

A new Trans Organisations Network Worker has recently been appointed - more news coming soon. 

Chief Executive Officers Network

A peer to peer network for the CEOs (or equivalent) of LGBT Organisations which acts as a strategic body to develop policy direction, coordinate sector campaigns, engage collectively with key agencies to promote and develop the LGBT Sector. 

LGBT Researcher/Academic Network

A Network for researchers who have, or who have an interested in, carrying out research around LGBT people, communities and issues. The Network allows its Members to connect with each other and research commissioners and to share news and information. This Network uses LinkedIn as its platform. 

LGBT Hate Crime Network 

A legacy network formed from the 35 Partners working on the National Hate Crime Project which delivered work to increase the reporting of Hate Crime across England and Scotland. The Network is now open to any Member who works in, or has an interest in, the area of hate crime prevention/reporting/support who wants to find opportunities for collaboration and share learning with others. This Network meets online on a quarterly basis. 

Networks being initiated in 2017  

  • LGBT Older Peoples Network   

  • Chairperson Network

  • LGBT BAME Network 

  • LGBT Youth Work Professionals Network 

  • LGBT people and communities of Faith Network 

 

The National LGB&T Partnership

LGBT Consortium is an executive member of The National LGB&T Partnership and responding to key areas of policy development that affect LGB&T individuals as well as policy that impacts on our sector.The National LGB&T Partnership is an England-wide group of LGB&T voluntary and community organisations who are committed to reducing the health inequalities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities and to challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services.

National Council For Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Partnership

By working in Partnership with NCVO we can offer our Members access to even more support so that they can deliver their vital services. Our smaller England based Members with an income of below £50,000 per annum recieve a free Membership with NCVO.


For more information about any of these networks email the Engagement Team 


 

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