A one stop place on the web for the LGBT communities in Birmingham and the West Midlands featuring a comprehensive directory of all non commercial LGBT community groups in the area and up to date listings of events aimed at the local community. The site will also feature user led news and editorial content.
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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1141568)
Birmingham's LGBT community is poorly connected and many of the smaller groups Birmingham LGBT Community Trust represents have little or no web presence. The aim of this site is to build capacity within these groups through an enhanced communication tool, allowing them to fully harness the power of the internet to disseminate information about themselves and any events they stage. At the same time we aim to provide user led news and events feeds, encouraging interactive communication between the strong community sector in the area and the wider LGBT population. A marketing strategy has been developed to position the site as the first port of call for gay community information in the local area and will also become an invaluable tool for visitors to the city. Birmingham is perceived to have the least developed LGBT community infrastructure of all of Britain‚Äôs major conurbations and we fully expect this site to be a major tool in our capacity building strategy by greatly improving comminication between the vthird sector and wider communities in the area, it will also help to foster a stronger sense of community. The site has been costed at ¬£5000 and will be fully interactive, user moderated and led. We intend to pay for ongoing maintenance by selling small chunks of advertising space on the site to local businesses and service providers.
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