Project information

U QUEER: Supporting victims of homophobic bullying

Both gay and straight people are the victims of homophobic bullying, They require support & information which can be provided by outline both on our helpline & online in our area. This project is aimed at 11-19 year olds to let these victims know we are there for them.

September 2010 - July 2011

Charity information: Outline

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  • Need

    Need

    People who are victims of homophobic bullied are not fully informed as to the services and support available to them in our area.

    Solution

    By targeting head teachers and youth workers with information about the helpline service we provide, by issuing posters to be displayed in high school, colleges, universities and youth centres, and by providing training workshops to all our volunteers specific to the subject of homophobic bullying.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Support the victims of homophobic bullying in schools, colleges, and universities

    Activities

    » Post out to high school, colleges, universities and youth groups/centres by sending posters and letters explaining our services
    » Online advertising targeting 13-19 year olds
    » Provide training to maintaining the expertise of our volunteers on this subject

    Success will be a measurable increase in young people calling or emailing our helpline regarding homophobic bullying


  • Impact

    Impact

    Increase general awareness of homophobic bullying by conducting a survey of teachers at schools, colleges, and universities show the majority are aware of our services

    Risk

    That the people we write to ignore our letters. We have dealt with this by informing them of their legal obligation towards having a policy for dealing with homophobic bullying and that making students aware of our services could be a part of that.
    Not acquiring sufficient levels of funding is a risk which could be dealt with by cutting back on the amount of or by have any online advertising. This would reduce the numbers of people reached significantly but the project can still go ahead.

    Reporting

    Full report on project completion of our accounts and survey findings

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £9,278

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      Amount Heading Description
      £200 Posters Printed posters x633
      £152 Envelopes Envelopes x633
      £9 Paper Plan A4 paperx633
      £1,000 Laser Printer Colour Laser Printer for printing letters
      £200 Printer toner Colour Laser Printer toner for 633 letters
      £633 Stamps Stamps large letter 2nd class x633
      £7,040 Online advertising £20 a day budget could reach approximately 18,500 teenagers a year
      £44 Training workshops Training of our volunteers
  • Background

    Location

    Surrey has a comprehensive secondary education system with 57 state schools, 49 independent schools, 23 state sixth form, universities and FE colleges, 30 special schools and 52 statutory youth clubs and projects

    Beneficiaries

    This project is targeting 11 to 19 year olds

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Outline has been at the centre of Surrey's LGBT community of over a decade. Our helpline is staffed by dedicated trained volunteers many of whom have first hand knowledge of the problem of homophobic bullying

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Tim Coward

    Tim has been a dedicated volunteer for Outline for many years his administration skills are key to delivering the aims of this project

    Philip Johnson

    As one of the founding members of Outline and a fully qualified counsellor Philip is expertly qualified to train our volunteers on this subject

    Lee Gumble

    Lee has been a dedicated volunteer for Outline for many years his IT skills are key to delivering the aims of this project