Funders and supporters

London Friend works with a wide range of organisations within the public and private sectors to help achieve our mission of improving the lives of LGB&T people. Our current and recent partners and funders include:


  1. Big Lottery Fund – Significant funding received between 2011 - 2015 which secured the future of Antidote and the services it offers within London Friend.
  2. National LGB&T Partnership – London Friend is a founding member of the National LGB&T Partnership. This enables those working within the LGB&T community to speak with one stronger voice to organisations such as the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England. Read more abput the Partnership here.
  3. The Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest trusts in London and offers a wide range of health and social care services across 10 boroughs. We are partners in the Club Drug Clinic and provide a weekly satellite in the Mortimer Market Sexual Health Centre.
  4. The Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust is the Trust which provides the 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic. In partnership we run Code Clinic, targeting men who use drugs for sex. It's also the base for cliniQ, our trans sexual health and well-being partnership.
  5. Wandsworth Oasis have supported our strategic work and helps us to capture data on drug use and HIV and have helped support our pilot delivery of the SWAP programme.
  6. City Bridge Trust help fund our groups and counselling service and support our volunteering programme to improve the mental health & wellbeing of LGBT Londoners.
  7. Turning Point - we work in partnership to share service delivery space with their South Westminster services to provide our weekly Antidote drop-in in Soho and are developing a broader partnership to share expertise in working with LGB & T people experiencing problems with their drug & alcohol use.
  8. HIV Prevention England is the national HIV prevention campaign funded by the Department of Health. As a local delivery partner we provide awareness and brief interventions to promote behavioural change around HIV prevention and drug use.
  9. Lloyds Bank Foundation help fund our volunteering programme for Antidote, our LGBT drug & alcohol service.
  10. Monument Trust supports the delivery of our Antidote programme from 2015 - 2018 and has previously supported this work through revenue and capital grants.
  11. Henry Smith Charity is supporting delivery of our Antidote SWAP programme from 2015-2017.
  12. The Clothworkers' Foundation supported the refurbishment of our building in Caledonian Road through a capital grant.

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