The Equity Partnership is a small team of staff and volunteers working to support Bradford’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities in a variety of ways. You can find out more about who we are on our Meet Our Team page.
We play an active role in developing our LGBTQ+ communities by supporting existing peer support groups and helping new ones to start through our community development work. Our news bulletins and email updates keep our supporters up to date with the latest news and events.
We support LGBTQ+ groups and individuals to have a say in the decisions taken by agencies which affect our lives. We work in partnership with other voluntary and statutory agencies to ensure that local services are appropriate to the needs of LGBTQ+ people.
We send representatives to various Forum meetings involving council and NHS representatives, and voluntary and community sector organisations which influence how services are run, and to the Homophobic & Transphobic Hate Crime Scrutiny panel run by West Yorkshire Police in Bradford, to influence how they deal with complaints about homophobic & transphobic hate crime.
Our training programme is geared towards giving organisations the knowledge and tools to combat homophobia and create LGBTQ+ friendly workplaces and services.
The Equity Centre provides a relaxed meeting space for groups, a fully-equipped training resource and a venue for events right in the centre of Bradford. If you are interested in using our space you can find out more and send a booking enquiry via our website.
You can show your support for the Equity Partnership in several ways. You can have a voice in our future development by becoming a member or a becoming a trustee, or you can volunteer to help us in the day-to-day running of the Partnership and the Equity Centre. You can also donate to the Equity Partnership via Local Giving on a one-off or monthly basis.
Our Registered Charity Number is 1115525.