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AKT supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.

London: 020 7831 6562
Manchester: 0161 228 3308
Newcastle-upon-Tyne: 0191 281 0099

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3 EASY ways of
donating to the AKT


Every Donation to AKT delivers help where it's most needed

The numbers of young people contacting us increases year on year and it is important in increase our donations at the same rate.


Enables us to provide a young LGBT homeless person with a bed for the night in supported lodgings with Lesbian or Gay carers


Will provide a young person with an Emergency Support Pack, which includes 3 nights accommodation, bedding, toiletries, food vouchers and travel allowance


Will cover the cost of providing bedding and towels to a young person


Will fund a Rainbow Starter Pack loan, comprising of everything a young person needs to move into their own home and live independently from a rent deposit to furniture


Will enable us to provide vital information and support to young people throughout the UK, who are facing homelessness by designing and distributing a resource


Will will fund a year’s placement in a safe and supportive home inclusive of mentoring for young person who has been rejected by their parents


Will sponsor a room in one of our Purple Door houses for one year

Use the Donate button at the top of the page to give what you can, or join the Purple Circle and make a regular donation.


If you have any questions, please contact Gary Wilson, Fundraising Officer on Tel: 0207 831 6562 or email gary@akt.org.uk

Major Supporters Scheme ‘The Purple Circle’

The Purple Circle is an exclusive supporters scheme for major donors to the Albert Kennedy Trust.
By becoming a member of The Purple Circle, you will get access to a range of exclusive benefits including:

  • Welcome pack including personalised welcome letter from our Patron, Ian McKellen
  • ‘The Purple Circle’ newslett er from the Chief Executive, featuring news on the latest developments within the Trust, coverage of recent Purple Circle Events and news on future activities
  • A free ticket to some AKT events
  • An invitation to an exclusive Purple Circle event where you can invite friends

In return, you will enable the Trust to develop its existing support to young LGBT homeless people and also develop some exciting new initiatives over the coming years.

There are two ways in which you can participate in the scheme. You can pay an annual subscription of £600 (minimum) or make your payments at a minumum of £50 per month.

To secure your place in The Purple Circle, simply download and complete either the Annual or Monthly Subscription Form below and send it to:

The Albert Kennedy Trust

48 The Chocolate Studios

7 Shepherdess Place

London N1 7LJ

Or alternatively subscribe online using the Monthly or Annual Subscription buttons.

By joining this scheme, you will enable AKT and its young people not only grow and thrive, but to secure the support to realise its ambitions and dreams.

Tim Sigsworth
Chief Executive


The Purple Circle

We are updating this page, stay tuned.

Over the last few years some of AKT’s most crucial and groundbreaking work has been made possible by the financial and in-kind support of businesses. This vital support has become more important to us in the troubled financial times since the recession.

Supporting AKT is a great way of not only securing the future of the next generation but also getting involved personally in a good cause which tackles homelessness and homophobia and its impact on young lives full on.

To find out more about supporting AKT and please contact Carrie.

Creating a Legacy - How does it work?

There are a few different kinds of gift you can leave in your Will. The most common are described below.

  • Residuary Bequest
    A gift of the remainder of the estate after all other bequests have been made and debts cleared is called a residuary bequest.
  • Pecuniary Bequest
    A gift of a fixed sum of money in your Will is called a pecuniary bequest. The value of pecuniary legacies will decrease over time, as the cost of living increases.
  • Specific Bequest
    A particular named item left as a gift in your Will is known as a specific bequest - for exqample, a piece of jewellery.
  • Contingent Bequest
    A gift in your Will that depends upon the occurrence of an event which may or may not happen is known legally as a contingent bequest. An example is a bequest to a charity which applies only if other beneficiaries named in the Will die before the testator (person who made the Will).

Making a Will and keeping it up to date is very important - it puts you in control.
You can use the process below to make sure your Will reflects your wishes.

  1. Assess your estate Make a list of all your significant possessions. For example, your house, car, savings and insurance, and other items of value.
  2. Decide who you would like to benefit.You can choose to share your estate between anyone you like - your spouse, family or friends. You could also leave a legacy to a charity or good cause, such as The Albert Kennedy Trust, after your family and friends have all been properly provided for.
  3. Decide what sorts of gift to leave You can leave any kind of gift: a share of your estate (residuary), an amount of money (pecuniary) or specific items. Your solicitor will also be able to advise you on the benefits of different types of legacy.
  4. Choose your executors You should now select between one and four people who will be able and willing to ensure the wishes within your Will are carried out. You can choose your bank, your solicitor, or willing friends or relatives.
  5. Make a list of any other questions you may want to ask your solicitor.
  6. Arrange to see your solicitor to make your Will. This shouldn't take long - but it ís important to involve a legal professional to draw it up for you. If legal formalities are not correctly followed, your Will could be declared invalid. We can help put you in touch with several LGBT friendly solicitors. all the Ensure that your Will is correctly drawn up. When you are happy with the contents of your Will, make sure that it is executed and witnessed properly. Your solicitor can advise you on this.
  7. Keep your Will up to date. You can update your Will at any time to reflect changes in your circumstances - such as the sale of your house, or the death of friends or loved ones. Your solicitor can advise you on the best way to change your Will - either by re-writing it or by adding a codicil.

To talk to us regarding a legacy call 020 7831 6562

Over 300,000 people die each year without leaving a will

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