West London Queer Project expands services to other London boroughs

Image above: West London Queer Project

West London Queer Project secures funding from National Lottery Community Fund

West London Queer Project (WLQP) has been successful in a bid to win funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.

This funding will enable WLQP to expand their offering into the neighbouring boroughs of Richmond, Ealing, Hillingdon and Hammersmith & Fulham over the next two years.

The primary goal of this expansion is to improve and enrich the lives of west London’s LGBTQ+ community by providing social, networking and sporting opportunities which currently do not exist in these boroughs.

WLQP has always been committed to supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and this funding will allow them to expand their reach and impact. The expansion into neighbouring boroughs is consistent with WLQP’s long-term vision and will allow the organisation to better serve the community’s evolving needs.

Image above: Co-founder Aubrey Crawley (centre) accepting an award at The Chiswick Calendar party in January 2023; photo by Anna Kunst

Organisiers “incredibly grateful”

Aubrey Crawley, WLQP’s Founder, said:

‘‘We are incredibly grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund for recognising the value and importance of our work. This funding will allow us to make a real difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ people living in west London and beyond.

“LGBTQ+ spaces, including theatres and performance venues across London are continuing to disappear and these spaces are vital for our community to feel safe, connected and empowered.”

Joe Leonard, Co-founder added:

“At the same time, the landscape for the LGBTQ+ community has been evolving and we no longer have to rely only on bars and night clubs to meet other people, enjoy ourselves and have a sense of belonging.

“This is why we offer a wide range of events including Touch Rugby, regular walks, family meetups and drag and comedy shows. We’re also in the planning stages of adding football to our list of offerings.”