Because together, we can be there for LGBTQ+ young people who need us.

The pandemic has presented akt with some serious challenges.

To meet the rocketing demand, we needed to act. And fast.  

We recruited more urgently-needed caseworkers to support our services team. This includes our first ever national caseworker. We’ve improved our virtual tools to support LGBTQ+ young people facing homelessness in any part of the country. In addition to casework, we’re creating online activity and wellbeing spaces for young people. We’re ensuring that young people who simultaneously experience other forms of hardship have added support, including our young people of colour and the trans young people we work with.  

Our young people have faced a lot of difficulties this year, as have we, and we know there’s more to come. 

That’s why we’ll be forever grateful to our supporters. With your support we were able to increase capacity when our referral numbers spiked. You helped us invest in our team.  

We know that the coming months are going to be tough for vulnerable young people.  We’re preparing for another spike of referrals. Job losses, unsafe homes and really limited options are all having an impact on the number of young people who need us. That likely won’t change any time soon. That’s why we’re calling on you to support us this winter. Because together, we can continue to be there for young people who need us. 

“Your support is needed more than ever. It’s scary that referrals are increasing as LGBTQ+ young people’s friends and family aren't willing to let them sofa surf, from fear of the current climate. Our young people have nowhere to isolate and we are working hard to ensure that they have somewhere safe to stay, with access to food and vital supplies. The Services team at akt has become a lifeline to keep up hope and to be a friendly face.” – Nathan, Caseworker, akt

We’re in this together 

  • We’d love for you to support our work by donating what you can online
  • You could also host an aktogether fundraiser with your friends using our virtual fundraising pack below
  • Or create a Facebook Fundraiser and support akt with your friends
  • Why not gift a friend (or yourself) with a treat from our shop?
  • Or share what we do with your mates and colleagues and share our work online
"After joining in October this year, I’ve already seen the difference we’re making to LGBTQ+ young people facing homelessness because of who they are. Especially at a time when everyone’s lives feel uncertain, it’s been incredible to offer our young people access to safe and secure housing and essential items, alongside reassurance and some stability in hard times." - Laura, one of our newest incredible caseworkers.

However you do it, you’ll be part of our team. Together we can help vulnerable LGBTQ+ young people through a year like none other. And for that, we think you’re sensational.

Other ways to support aktogether 

Leave a gift in your will 

Leaving a gift in your will is a touching way to help LGBTQ+ young people who are facing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. We've teamed up with Farewill to offer you our own akt promo code.    

Set up Payroll Giving 

Payroll giving is a quick and simple way to support our work.  Pop a note to your employer to find out if they offer it.  

akt-ify your browsing and shopping

Choose akt as your favourite charity when doing your regular shopping and internet browsing.

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Click here to download our virtual fundraising pack

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