Throughout the month of June, the LGBT+ community celebrates Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969.
This week we have dedicated our “Contract opportunity of the week” in celebration of #Pride2019 and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
Learn more about LGBT+ tenders and the latest contract opportunity below.
LGBT Action Plan
In July 2018, the Government Equalities Office released an LGBT Action Plan with the goal of “improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.” This plan states that the government has set out over 75 commitments that will help them to achieve this. Key actions from this plan will include:
- Extending the anti-homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying programme in schools
- Bringing forward proposals to end the practice of conversion therapy in the UK
- Taking further action on LGBT hate crime – improving the recording and reporting of, and police response to, hate crime.
- Appointing a national LGBT health adviser to provide leadership on reducing the health inequalities that LGBT people face
Funding has also been allocated to promote LGBT+ equality in the UK and worldwide. As part of the Department for International Development’s new funding mechanism, UK Aid Connect, up to £12 million will be spent over four years (from 2018 to 2022) for a consortium of organisations to work together to promote LGBT+ inclusion.
This opens many opportunities for businesses that want to make a difference and support the LGBT+ community.
Businesses supporting Pride Month
For years many businesses have shown their social responsibility values and commitment to equality by supporting Pride Month.
This year the Pride Month has over 50 official partners, ranging from makeup brands like Sephora and MAC Cosmetics to sports industry giants like Reebok and Adidas.
H&M is a partner of #Pride2019. Sara Spännar, Global Marketing and Communications Director at H&M, says that the brand:
“strives to be a mirror of global society, one that fully embraces a central message of ‘Love for All’, standing up for people’s right to love whoever they want, wherever they are.”
Contract opportunity of the week
Your business too can make a difference by searching for LGBTQ+ tenders…
The Awarding Authority of our ‘contract of the week’ is launching a social action research challenge for LGBT+ young people aged 10-20 years.
Together this team of creative and committed young people will plan and carry out a research project that will help include more LGBT+ young people in social action in a range of organisations.
This type of contract may be suitable for private sector businesses that do work in the UK under the following categories:
- Social work and related services
- Social research services
- Other community, social and personal services
- Services furnished by social membership organisations
- Social services
- Welfare services for children and young people