For immediate release
Support U is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant from Berkshire Community Foundation in order to help keep vital youth support services open to the LGBT+ community.
The grant was awarded by Berkshire Community Foundation, through a donation by the David Brownlow Charitable Foundation.
The grant totaling £14,756 is a significant contribution to the rent and operating costs of the building, which plays a key part in the on-going delivery of keeping our safe and secure space open for the youth provision and associated services.
Andrew Stonehill-Brooks, Chairman for Support U, said “We’re so pleased to have been awarded this grant by Berkshire Community Foundation, it’s these kind contributions that prevents our vital support services from closing. This grant will allow Support U to keep the doors to youth, support and counselling services open to the public.”
Last year Support U saw a increase of 1,500 cases, taking 2016’s total cases in excess of 5,000.
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About Berkshire Community Foundation
We raise funds for, and make grants to, local charities and community groups addressing identified need across Berkshire.
We use our local knowledge to connect supporters to the groups and communities they want to help, making sure their donations are effective and bring the greatest benefit to those most in need.
Last year we gave over £900,000 to a wide range of local projects, addressing issues such as child poverty, unemployment, social isolation and homelessness.
About Support U Ltd
Support U is the largest LGBT+ support charity in the South East, responding to over 5,000 queries in 2016. We’re here to help support and educate individuals, schools and businesses with any LGBT+ related concerns. Visit our website at www.supportu.org.uk, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for our updates.