Community Organisation Award for LGBT –
The Outside Project is an LGBTIQ+ Centre, Shelter and Domestic Abuse Service in response to those within the LGBTIQ+ community who feel endangered, who are homeless, ‘hidden’ homeless and feel that they are on the outside of services due to historical and present prejudice in society and in their homes. Alongside the Outside Project’s own weekly social, support and recovery groups, the LGBTIQ+ Centre has become a busy creative space and home to many activists, community and creative groups such as long-term residents African Rainbow Family, Museum of Homelessness, Book28Library and Queer Youth Art Collective. In response to the rise in domestic abuse during lockdown one, The Outside Project opened STAR Refuge – London’s first LGBTIQ+ domestic abuse Refuge. Over winter 2020/21 and Winter 2021/22 they have also operated an additional Emergency Hotel Service in Central London.