The Rainbow Project

The Rainbow Project

Charity information

The Rainbow Project

The Rainbow Project is a health organisation that works to improve the physical, mental & emotional health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people in Northern Ireland.

We are the largest LGB&T organisation in Northern Ireland and have two centres: one in Belfast city centre and the other in Foyle, L’Derry.

Founded 1994

  • Mission statement

    The Rainbow Project is devoted to promoting the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people and their families in Northern Ireland, as well as those questioning their orientation or gender, through partnership, advocacy and the development and delivery of appropriate support services.

    This mission will be achieved by:

    Introducing best practice based on evaluation of services, research and engagement with partners and LGB&T people.

    Being innovative in both the development and delivery of services.

    Working in partnership, with statutory, community voluntary and private sector organisations to ensure the needs of LGB&T people in Northern Ireland are met.

    Influencing policy by lobbying policymakers in constructive and concerted campaigns.

    Raising awareness of The Rainbow Projects expertise in relation to issues impacting on LGB&T people in Northern Ireland.

  • Aims

    The Rainbow Project aims to:

    • To advance education and awareness by way of research, provision of advocacy services, development, assessment and deployment of information and education services
    • To provide care and support services, counselling services, clinical services and advice relevant to health, particularly sexual health, and wellbeing
    • To promote the equality and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1994

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 15

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 02890319030

    Address: The Rainbow Project, Cathedral House, 23-31 Waring Street BT1 2DX