New Client Spotlight – Galop and Kairos

The last two years have been extremely challenging for both charities and their beneficiaries who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are delighted to be supporting so many fantastic charities across the country to raise vital funds to continue their essential services - including two new clients Galop and Kairos Women Working Together.

Galop is the UK’s LGBTQ+ anti-abuse charity, run by LGBTQ+ people, for LGBTQ+ people. Galop supports people who are experiencing or have survived domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime and other forms of abuse, including honour-based abused and so-called conversion therapies.

Galop provide advocacy and casework services as well as three national helplines – their work is the only service of its kind in the country. Beyond their direct work with LGBTQ+ people, Galop train professionals to improve their understanding of the needs of the community they support and develop key pieces of research to influence national and local policy change.

Since we started working with Galop, we have completed extensive funder research and created a fundraising plan which we have begun to implement. We are delighted our first application to Comic Relief for £101,671 has been successful.

Kairos Women Working Together support women in Coventry who are at risk of, or subject to sexual exploitation, including those involved in street-based prostitution.

They provide outreach, drop-in, crisis intervention, intensive 1-to-1 emotional and practical support and advocacy, and professionally facilitated peer support groups. All support is women-centred, holistic, long-term, non-judgmental and trauma informed.

We have been working with Kairos since late 2021 - our visit to Coventry in December 2021 was our first face-to-face client meeting since March 2020! We have undertaken funder research, created a 12 month fundraising plan and already submitted two large funding applications.

We are really pleased to report that our first application for Kairos to the Henry Smith Charity's post-COVID fund for £116,400 has been successful.