Project information

Outline Online: Helping isolated LGBT people

To provide an invaluable resource to socially disadvantage lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender ( LGBT) people who feel isolated in the Surrey area. By maintaining, improving upon & raising awareness of Outline's online presence and website aimed at the local LGBT community & visitors to the county

1 year

Charity information: Outline

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  • Need

    Need

    Isolation & socially disadvantage suffered by many LGBT people & those who are confused about their sexuality or gender identify caused by the lack of info about LGBT people, how LGBT couples function, how they resolve gender roles & how they solve relationship problems. Together with the lack of contact with positive role models reinforces the negative value that society puts on LGBT people. As well as less social support from families, fewer community resources, stigmatisation & discrimination

    Solution

    By increasing awareness of Outline, the services it provides and our volunteer opportunities. By attempting to bring the whole LGBT community closer together so that we can all help each other by sharing skills and information. Then giving people the information they need about local support groups, events, etc to escape their isolation and make them a part of our community.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Make info available to LGBT people & those who are confused about their sexuality or gender identity

    Activities

    » Maintain an up to date website. including a directory of GUM clinics, LGBT bars, LGBT community groups, and LGBT charities
    » Publish news and editorial content in association the Harm Reduction Outreach Team (part of Surrey NHS PCT) and Surrey Police
    » Increase online content with short documentaries filmed by our volunteers to be published online
    » Advertise Outline's services online making use of social networking websites

    Success of this project will be messaged by analysis of numbers of visitors on the Outline website, service users and volunteers.


    Aim 2

    Bring the LGBT community closer together to share resources and information

    Activities

    » Offer a free small website designing, building and providing service to small non-profit LGBT community groups
    » Designing and distributing electronic flyers
    » Advertise these non-profit LGBT community groups online making use of social networking websites

    Success of this project will be messaged by analysis of numbers of visitors on community websites, service users and volunteers.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Increase general awareness of Outline, the service we provide, our volunteer opportunities and decrease in the isolation felt by LGBT people and those who are confused about their sexuality or gender identify.

    Risk

    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 cost of the project significantly however numbers of people reached significantly but the project can still go ahead.

    Reporting

    Full report on project completion of our accounts and analysis of numbers of visitors on the website. All donors will be given a report showing all these numbers and a copy of our accounts for the year.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,250 Hardware X2 computers and accessories, Film Recording Equipment
      £2,000 Software Word processing, email, website editing, design.
      £5,750 Legal & Advertising Fees Advertising, Insurance, Web Hosting, Domain Name registration fees
  • Background

    Location

    Surrey has an estimated LGBT population of approximately 66,000 people living in its 11 boroughs and districts. Surrey's LGBT community is inadequately connected with small LGBT groups that have no web presence.

    Beneficiaries

    People in the LGBT community of Surrey and those questioning their sexuality or gender identity independent of Ability, Race, Creed, Politics or Life style.

  • 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.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    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.

    Philip Johnson

    A fully qualified counsellor Philip is expertly qualified to insure information we provide online concerning the support we provide is accurate

    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.