Donated over a four year period, the donation has been granted
via their Reaching Communities Strand.
The LGBT Health and Wellbeing Centre will be a one stop shop for
the community and community groups, and will work with other
service providers to address health inequalities within the LGBT
Community, such as high rates of smoking and drinking, self harm,
depression and attempted suicide.
Steph Keeble, Strategic Lead for Birmingham LGBT Community Trust
told DIVA: "The LGBT Health and Wellbeing Centre will provide a
safe, non scene space for LGBT people in the city to use which will
decrease the isolation and stigma many people face. The
centre will also be a gateway for many mainstream services that
many LGBT people feel unable to access by negotiating with
providers to deliver services from the building."
Beneficiaries of the centre will include the 35 voluntary and
community groups who are members of the community forum Birmingham
LGBT Community Trust facilitates, including sports groups, social
groups, older peoples groups, youth groups and self help health
Commenting on the Lottery Award Matthew Daniels, Chair of
Birmingham LGBT Community Trust, said: "We are delighted with news
of this award, which is a huge achievement for Birmingham LGBT
Community Trust, and for Birmingham's LGBT Community.
"Over recent years the Trust has really developed it's strategic
remit as well as the services and support it offers to the LGBT
Community. The new Health and Wellbeing Centre will provide a
strong focus and centre for the community from which we can
continue to develop and thrive. "