£251raised of £2,000 target by 9 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to support the ongoing development of the UK's first LGBTIQ+ Homeless/Crisis Shelter & LGBTIQ+ Community Centre.


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The Outside Project is the UK's first LGBTIQ+ Homeless/Crisis Shelter. It was created in response to the higher rate of domestic abuse, hate crime & homelessness amongst our community. We also run an LGBTIQ+ Community Centre, support sober spaces at events & advise & advocate for identity responsive support services across the sector.

We launched our fundraising at London Pride 2017. Due to the huge amount of support & volunteer applications we received we were able to buy a 12 bed, rock star tour bus & open the shelter in December 2017. We began the community hub in mid-December.

We support LGBTIQ+ people who are fleeing violence & abuse on the street, in winter shelters/mainstream services & in their homes. We have supported guests to return home, find safe accommodation, return to work & link in with identity responsive services such as Galop & Stonewall Housing for specialist support around hate crime, abuse & housing.

We are an independent, grassroots project set up by members of the LGBTIQ+ community who work in the homelessness sector & have lived experience of homelessness & the issues our community face.

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    • Anonymous


      Feb 21, 2018


    • Corey Reid

      Corey Reid

      Feb 13, 2018

      Donating in Brandon D'Orlando's name, who told me about this project.


    • Anonymous


      Feb 11, 2018

      Thank you for your hard work


    • Anonymous


      Feb 10, 2018


    • Beyond the binary

      Beyond the binary

      Feb 9, 2018


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      E Hills

      Feb 8, 2018


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      Jan 25, 2018


    About the fundraiser
    Carla Ecola

    Carla Ecola


    Founding Director of The Outside Project, the UK's first LGBTIQ+ homeless/crisis shelter & LGBTIQ+ Community Centre.

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