The Outside Project


What they do: 

The Outside Project is an LGBTIQ+ community shelter, centre and domestic abuse refuge for those who feel endangered, are homeless, ‘hidden’ homeless and feel excluded from other services due to historic and current prejudices.  The Outside Project offers a safe space where members of the LGBTIQ+ community can access identity-responsive housing and advice, as well as professional and peer-led support.  The Outside Project also advocates for LGBTIQ+ rights and needs within wider systems and services. 

They also hold open and private meetings, groups and activities throughout the week at their LGBTIQ+ centre, promoting social health and sobriety within the community, and collaborating with other grassroots groups and services to provide a strong support system for the LGBTIQ+ community. 

How you can help: 

  • One-off team volunteering
  • Regular/ongoing volunteering
  • Fundraising
  • Skills sharing
  • Resource sharing

The Outside Project relies on donations to provide its services for the LGBTIQ+ community.  They welcome individual and corporate donations, whether that’s through a fundraising activity, a corporate donation or by becoming a monthly supporter.  You can also donate specific items requested by their community via an online platform, so that people they support benefit from new, chosen items that they are unable to afford or access through other services.