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We are very excited to announce that Natwest will be the Headline Sponsor of the British LGBT Awards for the fourth year in a row. We’re very grateful for their outstanding show of support for the LGBT community

 

Marjorie Strachan, Head of Inclusion at RBS said:

“The British LGBT Awards are now ranked amongst the most important annual celebrations of diversity and inclusion in the UK and we’re proud to be headline sponsoring them again for the fifth year running. 
“Fundamentally, they acknowledge and reward those who deserve recognition for their outstanding commitment to the LGBT community.
“However, these awards are not just about celebrating the nominees and winners; they’re about creating a cultural shift towards acknowledging the benefit of inclusion and Natwest want to be a part of that. Nominations ahead of next year’s award ceremony are now open and we’re encouraging as many people as possible to get involved.”

WHERE DO PROCEEDS FROM THE BRITISH LGBT AWARDS GO?

The British LGBT Awards is designed to showcase individuals  and organisations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the LGBT community. We believe that those who go the extra mile to ensure equality, opportunity and fair treatment for all, regardless of sexuality deserve to be recognised. 

British LGBT Awards runs as a not-for-profit initiative, which means aside from funding and resources for the event, any additional funds from the British LGBT Awards via sales or additional fundraising throughout the year, go towards the following:

RESOURCING OUR INTERNAL CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS 

– LGBT<25<: This year, the Awards will focus on LGBT+ youth. Through research, we hope to outline the specific needs of a group faced with growing challenges in a changing world. We will build awareness of these needs and help to give support via existing charities (please let us know if you would like further information)
– LBWomen (LBWomen.org) – Following a survey into the lives of LB Women, we discovered that the lack of lesbian and bisexual role models was a key factor to women not being out in the workplace. As a result, we launched a free resource and network in 2016, which has grown into 100+ group of executives and senior executives across the country.
– Alternative Family Week (www.alternativeparenting.co.uk): The same-sex parenting awareness week highlights the visibility of LGBT+ parents and helps educate through media and a week’s programme of events (from 2013 onwards).
– Intersectionality: BAME and LGBT in the workplace 2015 initiative

 

BUILDING AWARENESS FOR EXISTING CHARITIES

– British LGBT Awards has helped charities through the years in areas where they need it the most. We continue to help by allocating resources to aid key projects, especially in areas such as fundraising, promotions and purchasing materials for underfunded projects. The Awards also use its marketing platform to help raise awareness for charities in the UK, through awareness and promotion.

DIRECT DONATIONS

In addition to support, we also help a variety of LGBT+ charities through direct funding and are proud to have helped raise over £105,000 to date. SPM Group, the Awards’ parent company, have helped to raise over £400,000 in total for LGBT+ chairties.

We have helped raised over £105,000 in the past six years for LGBT+ charities through the British LGBT Awards including: Diversity Role Models, Albert Kennedy Trust, Peter Tatchell Foundation and also the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

* British LGBT Awards 2018 not-for-profit status will be verified by BSG Valentines accountants

Additionally, British LGBT Awards afterparty gives 100% of proceeds goes to a chosen charity and cheque is awarded to the Charity of the Year winner (£2,000).

TOTAL REACH

505
Attendees
20000
Votes Cast
18
Social Media Impressions
*MILLION
73
Media Reach
*MILLION
89
Awards Given
1
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