2017

  • Facilitated 12 social group sessions in South Devon
  • Hosted 9 family-friendly activity days in Totnes, South Devon
  • Facilitated 22 youth group sessions in South Devon
  • Facilitated 11 sexual health drop-in sessions in Totnes, South Devon
  • Facilitated 11 action group meetings in Totnes, South Devon
  • Facilitated 2 disco fundraisers in Totnes, South Devon
  • Facilitated a Jumble Sale to raise funds for Proud2Be and Totnes Homeless Shelter
  • Hosted a Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony to launch the fifth Totnes Pride. The ceremony included a performance from Newton Community Ensemble and was followed by the Totnes LGBTQIA+ History Walk
  • Hosted the fifth Totnes Pride with the largest street procession, day event and after party yet.
  • Facilitated the second Proud2Be Volunteer Residential at Sandwell Barns at Eden Rise which included the delivery of Safeguarding Children and Young People Level 1 Training & Gender Identity Awareness Training to regular Proud2Be volunteers
  • Received support in principle from the County Council’s Highways and Traffic Orders Committee for our proposal to install Europe’s first permanent rainbow crossing in Totnes
  • Delivered 7 mentoring sessions to 1 young person in South Devon
  • Developed and delivered Anti-HBT Bullying teacher training sessions to 10 school’s in Devon, as part of the National Anti-HBT Bullying Alliance
  • Delivered LGBT+ Awareness workshops for 4 PSHE days at schools in South Devon
  • Delivered 1 Q&A Session for students at a school in East Devon
  • Delivered 1 LGBT+ Hate Crime workshop to young people at a youth group in rural Devon
  • Delivered 2 LGBT+ Awareness workshops to the charity sector
  • Delivered 2 Totnes Pride Volunteer Training Sessions in Totnes, South Devon
  • Delivered 1 Gender Identity Workshop to youth workers at Space*
  • Co-founder Jae was one of the keynote speakers at Torquay Boys’ Grammar School Wellbeing Event
  • Celebrated and promoted our work at 4 local Pride, LGBT+ &/or Wellbeing events
  • Recorded a bitesize video for LGBT Consortium on ‘involving the wider community’
  • Shortlisted for the ‘LGBT Community Organisation’ award at The National Diversity Awards 2017
  • 2 youth group members attended the “Youth Work Works” Conference (accompanied by a youth worker) and helped to facilitate a “Hate Crime- What Is It?” workshop to youth workers
  • 6 youth group members took part in a “mystery shopping” activity and met with counsellors from a youth charity and gave feedback on the welcome, approach and advice given 
  • 3 youth group members helped to run a Proud2Be stall at an LGBT+ Play Day in Torbay, Devon
  • Proud2Be youth group members redefined the Terms We Use
  • 11 youth group members helped to run a Proud2Be stall at Exeter Pride
  • 4 youth group members helped to run a Proud2Be stall at Plymouth Pride
  • 1 youth group member attended the ‘Keeping Young Totnes Safe’ meeting hosted by Caring Town (accompanied by a youth worker)
  • Received funding from People’s Health Trust enabling Proud2Be to continue running all of it’s current community services in South Devon for the next two years
  • Extended Proud2Be’s craft days from 5 sessions a year to one session a month
  • Announced as one of the partners of the Devon Engagement Service led by Living Options Devon
  • Received funding from Awards4All and Small Grant Fund (SGF) enabling Proud2Be to pilot a fortnightly sexual health drop-in & a counselling & mentoring service for LGBTQIA+ young people
  • Proud2Be was awarded £400 from the ‘Boo Boost 2017’ Fund
  • Co-founder Max was offered a place on the School for Social Entrepreneurs Cornwall Lloyds Bank Trade-up Programme.

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