We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded almost £10,000 in National Lottery funding to support our work with the bi+ community.
The money will be used to provide support and resources to bi+ people, in particular those living outwith the central belt of Scotland, by providing local outreach through community events, and training local volunteers, as well as expanding our online resources and support.
Research highlights that 85% of bisexuals feel isolated from their community due to a lack of local groups, and a lack of mainstream funding for bisexual specific work. This contributes to the high rates of social isolation and mental health issues in the bi+ community.
This funding will allow us to organise community events, train local volunteers, and support a far greater number of bi+ people across Scotland.
We will also be able to expand and update our online services, including making a wider range of resources available for bi+ people, and the general public.
Lorna, Chair of Scottish Bi+ Network said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded money by the National Lottery Community Fund to allow us to expand our services and support to more bi+ people across Scotland. The money will allow us to train volunteers from all over Scotland, attend more Pride events around Scotland, as well as hold our own one-day community events.”