We are a grant-giving fund for LGBT/HIV community groups in Brighton & Hove

Welcome to Rainbow Fund

The Rainbow Fund is a Brighton and Hove based grant-giving fund for local LGBT and HIV/AIDS organisations.
The Rainbow Fund has an open scrutiny process to provide full transparency for donors.
The Rainbow Fund has benefited from a range of high profile events and activities. Most of the leading local LGBT bars, clubs and groups have actively supported the Fund at some point.
Over the last five years, a range of local groups have benefited from the Fund, including MindOut, Lunch Positive, Allsorts, Sussex Beacon, Brighton Our Story, Older & Out, LGBT Community Safety Fourm, Pride Accessibility, Out In Brighton, The Justin Campaign, FTM and GEMS.


The Rainbow Fund acts as a central point for fundraising for Brighton and Hove LGBT and HIV communities. Local venues, businesses and individuals fundraise for The Rainbow Fund, safe in the knowledge that all the money goes to those communities, with no administration costs…

Grant Giving

The Rainbow Fund has at least one “grants round” each year to consider applications from groups and organisations who make a real difference to the lives of the local LGBT and HIV communities. A panel of independent advisors, (independent of the management of the company) considers each application carefully.


Individuals wishing to donate can do so quickly and easily, as a one off or as a regular donation…

Latest News


Thank you from Switchboard!

Switchboard would like to say thank you to the Rainbow Fund for awarding us with a grant of up to £18,500 this year at last nights Rainbow Awards (Oct 15) at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. THIS award will help us carry on our Rainbow Café – a service for LGBTQ people living with...

Local entertainers honoured at Rainbow Fund Awards

Brighton entertainers honoured at last nights (October 15) Rainbow Fund Awards for their support of the city’s LGBT+ organisations over the last thirty years. THE Rainbow Fund distributed £146,481 in grants to LGBT+/HIV organisations at the Hilton Brighton Metropole last...

Pho raise £695 for Rainbow Fund during Brighton Pride

Pho, the Vietnamese cafe in Black Lion Street Brighton donated £1 for each of their special Pride cocktails sold during this years Brighton Pride raising £695 for The Rainbow Fund. CHRIS Gull, Chair of the Rainbow Fund, said: “The Rainbow Fund is grateful, on behalf of the...