Proud 2 b Parents - The Future

by Proud 2 b Parents in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Proud 2 b Parents - The Future

£28,030

raised so far

110

supporters

Proud 2 b Parents is looking for future funding to continue the much-needed services we provide to LGBT+ parents/ carers and their children

by Proud 2 b Parents in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 20th June 2022 we'd raised £26,848 with 108 supporters in 80 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target

The extra money is the full costings for the organisation and the services we provide. We are however completing funding applications and hope that we will be able to raise these funds through other means. However the more unrestricted funding we can raise the brighter the future for Proud 2 b Parents. 


National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund

We’re taking part in the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund. Donations to our project will be matched by the fund up to the value of £250 per donation to help us overcome the effects of the pandemic.


Please note only one donation per supporter will be matched by the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund.

Proud 2 b Parents recently found out that we have been unsuccessful in our latest funding application; ultimately, we rely on this source of income to allow us to continue our vital services and provide a solid foundation to build further sustainability for our organisation.  This has been a real shock and disappointment for our team and board of directors as we have always been congratulated and championed for the unique and community led work we deliver. We know that not being able to deliver the essential services that we provide will have a significant and detrimental impact on our families meaning many will not be able to access inclusive, trusted and supportive spaces elsewhere. In response to this news, we have rallied, thought hard about our future and have begun to come up with creative ways to continue what we do.

Being the only UK based LGBT+ parent/ carer organisation for all routes to parenthood delivering the scale of provision as we do, it has been a real challenge to face a future without external funding to back our growth and sustainability. Proud 2 b Parents are fully aware that LGBT+ funding is underrepresented within community funders and greater still are applications from LGBT+ parent/ carer organisations which are uniquely underrepresented and unprovided for. Research suggests LGBT+ parent/carer led families face additional stressors and effects on their mental health as well as their children's mental health and wellbeing due to societal discrimination and minority stressors.  This is the reason we work tirelessly to provide services and support for the community.

What are the vital services we offer?

  • Not only do we offer a variety of face to face services and digital provision but 
  • We offer robust support for our families in terms of perinatal mental health, infant and parent mental health, social anxiety and exclusion
  • We deliver informal early education to narrow the attainment gap in those children who are from previously looked after backgrounds
  • We work with a variety of partners to promote equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as putting the needs of LGBT+ parents/ carers on the agenda across the LGBT sector, health, education, social care and family-based services

Proud 2 b Parents needs funding now to allow the organisation to continue our provisions and services for the community, and therefore allow the team to work towards our goal of sustainability. You can find more information about the organisation and the work we do on our website www.proud2bparents.co.uk

Can you help us reach this target and keep this organisation and our vital services going?

As Dolly Parton once said - “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£50 or more

Proud 2 celebrate you

Donate £50 and we will celebrate your donation across our socials, you will be a super star for the day with and acknowledgement post celebrating what you have done to support our good cause. You will need to supply us with a picture and statement / quote of why you donated. You can include a 30 second video (if you chose) telling us about yourself, why you donated and what you hope for Proud 2 b Parents in the future.

£150 or more

Proud 2 stand together

If you donate £150 we will acknowledge your donation across our socials, and add you to our website as a donator who stood with us to make a change. You will need to supply us with a picture and statement / quote of why you donated. You can include a 30 second video (if you chose) telling us about yourself, why you donated and what you hope for Proud 2 b Parents in the future

£300 or more

Proud 2 make a change

If you donate £300 we will acknowledge your donation across our socials, add you to our website as a Super Star donator and the Managing Director will create a personalised handwritten thank you card. You will need to supply us with a picture and statement/ quote of why you donated.

£600 or more

Proud 2 make a brighter future

As well as receiving all of the rewards in previous categories by donating £600+, you or your organisation will be offered a virtual two hour 'Including LGBT+ parents/ carers' training. Our CPD accredited training is bespoke and you will be able to pick from a menu of topics. This training will be open to up to 25 participants. Attendees will all receive a certificate and handbook from the training

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