Freedom of information response

money allocated to LGBTQ+ people every year

Publication date: 
Tuesday 9 August 2022

I would like to know how much money the council allocates to LGBTQ+ people every year and on what projects or resources the money is spent on. I would like to know about the last three years.

For each project or resource, I would like a brief description to understand what they are. If the project or resource is targeting  a specific LGBTQ+ group (transgender people, queer people of colour etc.), I would like to know.


No funds are specifically allocated for any LGBTQ+ provision however, community and voluntary sector groups can apply to a Community Fund which is funded from a budget within Community Development and Equalities.

All grants awarded by council are published on the transparency list: Community grant payments | What we spend | Thurrock Council.

From a Learning and Development point of view, training on Equality, Diversity and Cultural Awareness that covers all Protected Characteristics is provided to all staff. Annual fund of £500 is allocated to each staff network, including the LGBTQ+ network,  to use to use as they see fit.

You are free to use any information supplied to you for your own use, including non-commercial research purposes.  However, any other type of re-use, for example, by publishing the information or issuing copies to the public will require the permission of the copyright owner.

Where the copyright is owned by Thurrock Council, you must apply to the Council to re-use the information.  Please email if you wish to re-use the information you have been supplied. For information where the copyright is owned by another person or organisation, you must apply to the copyright owner to obtain their permission.

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Request reference:
FOI 11930