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 LGBT people. Our current partners and funders include:
- The Henry Smith Charity supports the delivery of our Antidote programme and has previously supported the development of our SWAP programme.
- Lloyds Bank Foundation help fund our volunteering programme for Antidote, our LGBT drug & alcohol service.
- The London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark are jointly funding work delivering chemsex interventions for their residents and capacity building within their substance misuse and sexual health services.
- SASH (Support & Advice on Sexual Health) is the community sexual health partnership funded by the London Boroughs of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, and Hammersmith & Fulham. The partnership is led by Turning Point, along with Naz Project, Metro and London Friend, where we are the LGBT lead.
- The London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership is a specialist network of LGBT organisations providing support to LGBT people who have experienced domestic abuse. The Partnership is led by Galop, with Stonewall Housing, and London Friend, where we provide a specialist LGBT domestic abuse counselling service. The Partnership is funded by London Councils.
- HIV Prevention England is the national HIV prevention campaign funded by Public Health England and managed by Terrence Higgins Trust. As a local delivery partner we provide awareness and brief interventions to promote behavioural change around HIV prevention and drug use.
- The National LGBT Partnership – London Friend is a founding member of the National LGBT Partnership. This enables those working within the LGBT community to speak with one stronger voice to organisations such as the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England. Read more about the Partnership here.
- Turning Point subcontracts London Friend to provide LGBTQ+ specialist drug and alcohol treatment works via their DAWS Partnership in the London Boroughs of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, and Hammersmith & Fulham, and in the City and Hackney Recovery Partnership in the London Boroughs of City of London and Hackney.
- The National Lottery Community Fund support a partnership led by London Friend with elop and LGBT HERO to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people.
- The National Lottery's Heritage Fund supports work that engages people in London Friend's history to mark our 50th Birthday.
The following funders have supported our immediate response to Covid-19:
- City Bridge Trust through the London Community Response Fund funded our immediate transition to online working.
- The London Community Foundation through the London Community Response Fund, Mind, through the Corona Virus Mental Health Fund, and the National Lottery Community Fund through the Coronavirus Community Response Fund have all supported new mental health interventions in response to Covid 19.