17 April 2014

Stonewall secures Heritage Lottery Fund support

Stonewall wins funding to launch legacy project - From Section 28 to equal marriage

Stonewall has received £68,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting new project looking back at the campaign for equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual people over the last 25 years.

The programme will focus on the gay equality movement since 1989 and will chronicle and celebrate the accomplishments of key individuals, historic events and legislative changes.

The two year project will involve a number of activities around the country, volunteering opportunities and an oral history project to celebrate the older lesbian, gay and bisexual community.

Commenting on the award, James Taylor Stonewall’s Head of Policy said: ‘We are thrilled to have the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund to ensure the voices and contributions of all those involved in the gay equality movement since 1989 are not lost or forgotten.’

In March Stonewall launched a new website to mark its 25th anniversary. The site features a historical timeline of key moments in the fight for equality and can be found at: www.stonewall25.org.uk 

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About the Heritage Lottery Fund

Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and history places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in ever part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported almost 36,000 projects with more the £6bn across the UK.


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