Kyla & Free2B Alliance
Free2B Alliance runs a series of clubs such as the Gap youth club and Proud Parents and provides 1:1 support to LGBTQ+ youth, young adults and parents. They aim to provide a safe, social space where members can be themselves without fear or discrimination. They also offer awareness training to schools, colleges & employers: their approach offers simple & practical changes with minimum or zero cost, to start the process of becoming a more LGBTQ+ inclusive environment.
“It was really good to be able to apply my extensive fundraising experience to help a small charity and understand their needs. I loved working with Lucie and developing their case for support. I very much hope this will help with their ability to raise funds moving forward!”
Free2B Alliance were in need of support in developing a strategy for raising unrestricted funds to ensure that they are able to continue their activity. They had been successful in securing restricted funding allowing them to deliver projects but were in need of a fundraiser to help generate support for the core costs of running the organisation.
A member of the first ReLaunch group, Kyla became involved in Link UP in order to build a solid foundation on which to return to the UK charity sector. Having a strong background in Event Management, Fundraising, and Marketing, Kyla clearly advised Free2B on the development of a case for support that can be used to approach organisations for funding or pro bono support.
Free2B Alliance now have a developed case for support. During the project next steps were discussed, and the organisation is now seeking to further develop their network and relationships in order to make the most of the project.
“It was great having Kyla on board, her knowledge, experience and passion were evident from the word go. She listened to our needs and came up with a clear response and as a result we now have a strong case for support in place!”