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 co-deliver projects and services. From sharing best practice to accessing peer support, from being part of large national projects to co-delivering 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.

National Anti-Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Bullying Alliance

Following a successful application to the Government Equalities Office / Department for Education's anti Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Bullying Fund, LGBT Consortium are leading a partnership of 11 Members to deliver an innovative project over the next 2 and a half years. The project works with schools across England, in conjunction with young LGBT people, to help school staff understand and tackle HBT bullying and provide more supportive school environments so every young L, G, B and T person can feel safe whilst undertaking their education. 

Trans Organisations Network

A busy and effective network of trans specific-organisations which is developing a strategic voice for the trans sector.

The Trans Organisations Network (TON) has successfully completed a series of face-to-face and online Round Tables with its membership in September and October. The outcomes from this ‘mapping the future of TON exercise’ will feed into the network’s strategy. Two key outcomes and objectives are: creation of a TON online sharing platform; and strategic engagement in the upcoming GRA process. In the coming weeks, TON is going to focus on developing its GRA consultation strategy with its membership. Please email Shaan to get involved.

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 and engage collectively with key agencies to promote & 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 and wants to find opportunities for collaboration and share learning with others. This Network meets online on a quarterly basis.

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 challenge 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.

Projects being initiated in 2017

Always Out There - Bringing LGBT London together

A three-year project, which will create and manage an online directory/mapping tool of LGBT services across London and to provide capacity-building and general support to LGBT voluntary and community organisations across London. This project is being delivered in Partnership with GMFA/HERO, who will lead on the online directory and mapping tool.

The LGBT London Engagement Officer will work as part of the Consortium’s existing Engagement team, and will act as the key contact for our Membership of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Voluntary & Community Groups across the 32 London Boroughs, plus the City of London. The officer will be responsible for working with Members on a range of issues (e.g. good governance & financial accountability) to enable LGBT voices to be heard. Please email Martin to find out more.

Networks currently being developed:

LGBT Older Peoples Network

Chairperson Network

LGBT BAME Network

LGBT Youth Work Professionals Network

LGBT People and Communities of Faith Network

LGBT+ Arts & Culture Network

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


 

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