Scottish Bi+ Network

The Weir Charitable Trust is delighted to announce that we have awarded over £17k in funding to support the work that Scottish Bi+ Network do with the bi+ community.

Scottish Bi+ Network

Scottish Bi+ Network are a network of volunteers, formed in August 2018, to support bi+ people (those who are attracted to multiple genders).  Their aims are to raise bi+ visibility, and increase awareness of the issues facing the bi+ community, both in the LGBTQIA+ community itself, and with the general public. They do this by: providing resources and online support, taking part in local pride marches, running virtual meetups, organising events, working with other organisations, and raising issues at the Scottish Parliament’s LGBTI cross-party working group.

The new funding from the trust will enable the group to expand their services by employing a full-time administrator so that they can develop and deliver more training and education programmes. It will also allow them to train more local volunteers to provide peer support in their communities, so that they can better support the needs of bi+ people outwith the central belt of Scotland.   Additionally, they will also be able to provide more resources and training through online platforms, including making a wider range of information and guides available, and training webinars.

Graeme, Secretary of Scottish Bi+ Network, said:

“It’s amazing that the Weir Charitable Trust has recognised our work, and with this funding will be able to expand as an organisation, and allow us to support more bi+ people across Scotland than ever before.”