The Queen’s Arms, Charles Street and Maisie Trollette raise money for LGBT and HIV organisations providing front line services to the LGBT community
The Rainbow Fund has recently been supported by three fundraising events, these are:
· The Queen’s Arms raising £285.52
· Charles Street’s 9th Annual Cabaret raising £351.03
· Half of the proceeds of the bucket collection at Maisie Trollette’s glittering 80th Birthday Show at the Theatre Royal which raised £497.45, with the other half of the £994.90 going to the Sussex Beacon.
Rainbow Fund Chairman Paul Elgood, said:
“We would like to thank the organisers and performers at the three events who did so much to put together three tremendous occasions for the community. This money will go towards our grant funding, directly benefitting local LGBT and HIV groups who provide front line services to the community.”
The Rainbow Fund is a grants panel of the Sussex Community Foundation, and distributes funding to small, volunteer-led LGBT and HIV/AIDS community groups. The Rainbow Fund benefits from a number of high profile events each year. There are no salaries, office overheads or expenses related to the Fund, except for the professional advice it receives from the Sussex Community Foundation to ensure the safe and transparent distribution of funds.
Applications closed on October 11 for the latest round of Rainbow Fund grant funding, with decisions made by the end of November.