Push Projects is an award winning LGBTQ youth support charity based in Warwick, serving the town and the surrounding area. Push Projects offers support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people up to the age of 25, as well as those who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity (Q). To find out more you can click on the links below or on the menu at the top of the page. You'll find information about who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved... AND there's all sorts of sound advice and information too.
What can Push Projects do for you?
If you want to meet new people in a chilled out space or receive some advice and support then there's our weekly group.
If going to a group isn't your thing but you want some support then we also offer telephone and email support.
Whatever you want, whatever you need, Push Projects can help you or point you in the right direction. Click on this link to find out more about what we do and how you can get involved.
Thinking about coming out? We have some handy tips and stories from people who have come out as well as those who are supportive of LGBT people. Click here to go to the coming out section of the website.
On our Useful Links page you will find a range of other websites that provide fantastic support and advice, as well as some fun stuff too. All of the links have been carefully chosen by Push Projects to provide you with some top quality content.
Our calendar will keep you up to date with all of the events we've got going on, so you can always know what's going on and get involved. It could be trips out, movie nights, fundraising events or something else. If there's any events that you would like to add to the calendar then get in touch and let us now. Push Projects is for you so we welcome your ideas. If you want to do something then we'll try to make it happen.
WE ARE RECRUITING! That's right, we're on the lookout for two volunteer youth workers to help run our weekly group in Warwick. Experience is not essential as full induction and training will be provided. We are also seeking volunteer committee members to help Push Projects progress. If you would like to make a difference to the lives of LGBTQ youth go to the vacancies page to see details of all the roles we have available.
We have recently had the honour of making the shortlist for Charity of the Year at the national Children and Young People Now Awards. This is a huge moment for us as it demonstrates Push Projects being recognised on a
national scale. We'll keep fingers crossed for a win, but are
genuinely just happy to be a finalist.
We are thrilled to announce that we were crowned winners
of the 'Carer of the Year' award at the Pride of Warwick
District Awards. This is a huge honour to us and means we
must be doing something right. We will continue to support
LGBTQ youth and make our towns more open and tolerant
places where all people are free to be themselves.
We have started a new Netreach service thanks to funding
support from the Ben Cohen Stand Up Foundation. This
means we can support LGBTQ youth online several times
each week. We try to reach young people in as many ways as
possible so it's great to have started this new service.
In June 2014 we hosted another Warwickshire Pride festival. The rain
poured down, but that didn't dampen the spirit. It was an amazing day
and we can't wait to do it all again.
Earlier this year we went to Leamington and acted out a homophobic
incident in the busy town centre to see if anyone would react. We
filmed it all on a mobile phone and have turned it into a short film clip
about the reality of life for some LGBT people. You can see the video
below. We're sure you will agree that it's a powerful little film. Let
us know what you think.
Wondering who runs Push Projects? Click here and meet the fab folk behind Push.
To continue providing our vital services we rely on the kindness of the public to help us keep going. There are a number of ways of donating to us and some of them won't actually cost you a penny! Click on the big red button below to
find out how you can support the
work that we do.
Push Projects offers talks and workshops around LGBTQ issues to professionals and young people. Whether you're a school, youth group or something else, we have a package to suit you. Please visit the Info For Professionals page to find out more.
You can connect with us on a number of social media platforms and keep up to date with all things Push. Our Facebook and Twitter feeds are below, and you can also find us on Blogspot (although we need to get our blog on a bit more).
Hate crime is a serious issue and sadly some of us still find ourselves becoming victims of it. There's plenty of advice and support available though, and the Police DO take it seriously. Click here to go to our Hate Crime page and find all of the information you need. And remember, don't suffer in silence.
Do you have a question for us or require further information? Whatever your query, whatever you want to say, we are always happy to hear from people. You can find our contact details here.
We are the organisers ofWarwickshire Pride! The 2014 festival took place on Saturday 28th June and was an absoluely amazing day. There were lots of stalls, performers, and all sorts of fabulousness. To find out more please visit the Warwickshire Pride website and make sure you get involved in future Warwickshire Pride's.
Push Projects LGBTQ Youth Support. HMRC Charity Reference: XT36900.