The Diversity Trust CIC is a Community Interest Company established in 2012. Their mission is to:
‘influence social change to achieve a fairer and safer society’.
The Diversity Trust undertakes a wide-range of audits, consultancy, research, training, policy development, analysis and strategic planning with the public, private, voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors. It is a community-based organisation based in Bristol and Somerset and works across the South and West of England.
The Diversity Trust is an equalities-led organisation. Their Directors, Associates and members are all from equalities communities and all have ‘lived experience’. Their team has representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) and Disabled communities and are representative in terms of gender.
They have vast experience of advising and researching on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies, strategies and practices.
The aim of the project
During the course of this project The Diversity Trust will:
- deliver a programme of LGBT+ community-engagement public events leading (if possible) to a sustainable LGBTQ+ network for B&NES,
- produce an ‘Out in B&NES’ booklet - a community asset (printed booklet and interactive PDF), and
- attend at B&NES Strategic Partnership meetings to represent the voice of LGBT+ people across B&NES