Support U are delighted to have received a grant of £14,756 to help keep the vital youth support services open. The grant was awarded from the David Brownlow Charitable Foundation Fund.
Support U is a leading Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) help and support service based in the South East of England. The service is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who are responsible for delivering the help and support available through the website, telephone helpline and face-to-face sessions.
The grant is a significant contribution towards the rent and operating costs of the building Support U operates from, which plays a key part in the on-going delivery of keeping a safe and secure space open for the youth provision and associated services.
Approximately 4000 queries are dealt with each year by a dedicated team of 40 volunteers. These service users are across the Berkshire and Thames Valley areas with specific focus in Reading where the drop in centre is located.
Andrew Stonehill-Brooks, Support U Chairman said: “We’re pleased to have been awarded this grant by the David Brownlow Charitable Foundation Fund via Berkshire Community Foundation, these kind contributions that prevents our vital support services from closing. This grant will allow Support U to keep the doors to youth, support and counselling services open to the public”.