Call: 0115 9348485
Text: 07481 344040
Registered Charity number 1114273
Formerly Nottingham & Notts Lesbian & Gay Switchboard
HOW WE ARE FUNDED
At the moment, the entire service runs on about £13000 per year. This covers room rental, phone advertising, training, postage, printing and stock. We are a volunteer-led organisation and as we have always had to struggle for funding, we have grown accustomed to using our funds efficiently. You can make a donation to us in two ways - using MYDONATE or by becoming a FRONG.
You can now make direct, secure credit card donations to the Network through the BT Mydonate scheme. If you are a tax payer, we get an extra 25%
To do this, click on the Mydonate logo then click on DONATE NOW
WHAT'S A FRONG?
In 1975 we started out as Nottingham Gay Switchboard and a FRONG was a Friend of Nottingham Gay Switchboard. Later, we became Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, but FRONANLAGS would have been silly. Now we are Notts LGBT+ Network and FRONGS have turned into FRONNS
FRONNS are people who make out a monthly standing order. We will be pleased with £1/month and anything more will render us positively ecstatic. As we are a registered charity, we can also claim back 25p tax on every £1 you donate.
Click HERE to download a FRONNS form
WHY ARE YOUR DONATIONS IMPORTANT?
The Network suffers from a problem common to many voluntary groups, namely that funders are happy to provide money for new initiatives, but are often unwilling to pay for the boring, everyday running costs that keep the organisation going. We found it easy to obtain grants, for example, to organise ground-breaking conferences on LGB issues for Black and Minority Ethnic people and to raise awareness of LGBT issues in North Notts - but at the moment we often struggle to cover our day-to-day costs.
As an organisation that supports LGBT people, the Network is - even today - an organisation that many funders find controversial, so we appear low down on their priorities, if we appear at all.
Our funding comes from three main areas:
Our own fundraising efforts
Fundraising/donations by organisations within the lesbian/gay community
Donations and grants from statutory or charitable organisations/bodies
To see what groups and organisations have helped with our funding in the past, click HERE