THE ANTONIA & ANDREA BELCHER TRANS FUND

Supporting trans activism around the world

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The Antonia & Andrea Belcher Trans Fund has been established to support trans activism globally, managed by GiveOut and generously sponsored by trans businesswoman Antonia Belcher and her wife Andrea.

Across the world, trans people suffer widespread human rights violations. From discrimination and a lack of legal recognition or status, to violence and killings, people are facing appalling abuses based on their gender identity and expression.

But despite growth in LGBTQI funding, trans organisations are deeply under-resourced. A recent survey found that more than half of trans groups globally had annual budgets of less than US$10,000 (£7,500) ('The State of Trans Organizing', GPP 2017).

Under the fund, small grants will be provided to those activists and their organisations working across the world to improve the lives of trans people.

The first grants under the fund will be provided in the second half of 2018.

Under The Antonia & Andrea Belcher Fund, GiveOut provides grants to support trans activism globally. Unfortunately, organisations working solely in the UK are not currently eligible for support under the Fund. 

How to donate

To give to The Antonia & Andrea Belcher Trans Fund, visit giveout.org/donate or click on the ‘Donate’ button below. Enter your donation details and include a message to indicate that your donation is intended to support the fund, e.g. “Trans Fund”.

You will be able to choose whether to Gift Aid your donation by completing the Gift Aid Declaration, meaning GiveOut can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It won’t cost you any extra as long as you pay more Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed.

To set up a standing order or to make a bank transfer to the fund, please email Rupert Abbott, GiveOut's Executive Director at rupert@giveout.org.


Grant recipients supported under the fund

CENTRE FOR LAW AND POLICY RESEARCH (CLPR)

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Location: India

Focus: Legal representation and policy reform for the trans community

Websiteclpr.org.in

LGBTI EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION FOR WEST BALKANS & TURKEY (ERA)

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Location: Western Balkans and Turkey

Focus: Summit and training workshop to empower trans activists

Websitelgbti-era.org

TONGA LEITIS ASSOCIATION

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Location: Tonga

Focus: Visibility, destigmatisation and regional advocacy on behalf of the Tongan trans community

Websitetongaleitis.org

UNITED CARIBBEAN TRANS NETWORK (UCTRANS)

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Location: The Caribbean

Focus: Trans and gender non-conforming communities across the Caribbean


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