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West London Queer Project (WLQP) is has announced its successful application for a substantial funding grant from Sport England. 

WLQP is dedicated to providing a range of services and initiatives aimed at fostering inclusivity, empowerment, and community cohesion.

Through fun events, a safe space, and a supportive environment, WLQP uplifts and connects LGBTQ+ individuals, offering them opportunities to thrive and express themselves authentically. Additionally, WLQP engages in advocacy, awareness raising, and policy making activities to effect positive change at the local level.

This funding grant from Sport England will bolster WLQP’s “Let’s get Physical” initiatives to promote physical fitness and well-being within the LGBTQ+ community. The grant will support a variety of projects, such as expanding the football programme in partnership with Brentford FC, hosting weekly touch rugby sessions on 4G pitches, and weekly spin and circuit classes offered at accessible rates. WLQP will also continue to host two monthly community walks that will build relationships and encourage physical activity in a welcoming setting.

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Aubrey Crawley, founder of WLQP, expressed gratitude for the support from Sport England, and he told QX, “This funding will allow us to expand on the sporting and physical activities that we currently offer, and increase participation by removing any financial barriers that people may have.

“Fundamentally, we’re also able to offer gender natural and/or solo changing spaces for our members; something that has been a major factor in LGBTQ+ people not taking up team sports and/or using gyms.”

Joe Leonard of WLQP added, “This will greatly help us expand our partnership with Better Gym at the Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, where our popular Spinning and Circuit classes will now be offered on a ‘pay what you can’ basis, as well as increasing the frequency of the sessions too.

“Our physical and mental health go hand in hand, and we want to ensure that our community has access to a variety of fun and engaging activities, in safe and inclusive spaces.”

See a whole list of events to join in with at West London Queer Project: https://www.wlqp.org/

 

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