The 2024 Belfast Trans Resource Centre Fundraiser

£7,913 of £30,000 raised

Since 2016, the Belfast Trans Resource Centre has been a home for trans, non-binary and questioning people in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We provide a unique community space organised by and for trans people themselves, for social, educational and activism-related events and activities. We’re the only such space in the UK and Ireland and have been overwhelmingly funded by the general public since we opened our doors. In 2022, we reopened after a long closure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, we’re back to running regular community drop-ins and events and our team is working tirelessly to expand our volunteer team’s skills and abilities so we can make 2024 our best year yet.

We’re so excited for 2024. Thank you so much for your support!

What does my donation pay for?

Our Centre is overwhelmingly funded by public donations, and we run our venue on a pretty tight budget. Our costs have increased recently especially due to rapidly increasing utility, electricity and heating bills, and through increased demand for our Travel Bursary which helps attendees and volunteers with travel costs. This year we’re hoping to raise £30,000 towards our major costs, which spans everything from direct building costs to taking care of our volunteers and service users. Your donations go towards:

  • Rent, insurance and core building costs
    We got lucky and have favourable rent, but it still adds up! In addition, we have comprehensive insurance for our venue and our team to keep everyone safe.
  • Staff and volunteer costs
    We pay for both staff salaries plus training for them and our whole volunteer team.
  • Electricity, heating, broadband and more
    It costs a lot to heat and light even a small commercial building, and our internet needs to be fast enough for our video game nights!
  • Activity & event costs
    Even the smallest of events come with expenses like food and beverage costs. We also budget for other events around Pride and other notable dates each year, and have a small budget our volunteers can access for running events.
  • Travel Bursary
    It is increasingly common that volunteers and attendees need help with travel costs to get to our Centre. We help by covering them when we can, and as the cost of living crisis worsens, this is a budget we hope to expand substantially.
  • Accessibility & equipment
    Although we are lucky to have a relatively accessible, step-free venue, we try to hold a small budget to make improvements to ensure that disabled community members are able to attend fully.
  • Repairs
    We’re expecting to have some significant renovation costs this year, mostly to our air conditioning and heating system.
Can I raise money another way?
Absolutely! If you’d like to run a fundraising event, get in touch. Of course, go right ahead yourself, but we’ll be able to help!
I set up a recurring donation that I want to cancel - how do I do this?
Thank you for your support so far! If you donated via PayPal, you can change or cancel your recurring donation from your Subscriptions page within your PayPal account. If you donated another way, please reply to your donation email or contact us and we’ll sort it for you. Please don’t hesitate to cancel recurring donations if you’re having trouble affording it – we know how difficult things are.

Thank you so much to our supporters so far!

Donate today using the form above to add your name to the list! You can be anonymous if you’d prefer, of course. 👻

Anonymous User

Anonymous

27/05/2024

Amount Donated
£250.00
Anonymous User

Anonymous

08/05/2024

Amount Donated
£5.00
AM

Ali M

07/05/2024

Amount Donated
£5.00
EM

Emma Martin

05/05/2024

Well done to the marathoners!

Amount Donated
£40.00
Anonymous User

Anonymous

05/05/2024

Amount Donated
£500.00
LM

Lucy McIlwaine

05/05/2024

Amount Donated
£15.00
CC

Claire Clarke

05/05/2024

Amount Donated
£30.00
Anonymous User

Anonymous

04/05/2024

Amount Donated
£233.00
CS

Charly Sproule

03/05/2024

Good luck Rob!

Amount Donated
£5.00
SM

Susan & Beth McGouran

02/05/2024

Amount Donated
£25.00
AS

Amy Seaman

02/05/2024

Keep up the amazing work! 💙❤

Amount Donated
£25.00
Anonymous User

Anonymous

02/05/2024

Amount Donated
£30.00

Thank you to our biggest donors so far too!

TC

Twitch Chat

22/01/2024

From Twitch Chat!

Amount Donated
£2,300.00
TC

Twitch Chat

11/04/2024

Amount Donated
£2,115.00
Anonymous User

Anonymous

05/05/2024

Amount Donated
£500.00
Anonymous User

Anonymous

10/04/2024

Amount Donated
£300.00
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Eleanor Street

28/01/2024

Amount Donated
£250.00
MB

Michał Bierut

29/01/2024

Amount Donated
£250.00