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Charity initiatives

We’re proud to support and work with a number of charitable organisations, communities and pioneering individuals who represent what we stand for.

We have established relationships with charities and organisations that support communities across the COS world and work closely with The Trevor Project, Kaleidoscope Foundation, The Loveland Foundation, The Black Curriculum, Black Rainbow, OutlineNZ, and Housing Works to name a few.

THE TREVOR PROJECT

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organisation for LGBTQ youth.

THE KALEIDOSCOPE TRUST

Kaleidoscope Trust works to uphold the human rights of LGBT+ people internationally.

THE LOVELAND FOUNDATION

Established in 2018, The Loveland Foundation helps to provide therapy for Black women and girls nationwide, so far offering over 20,000 hours’ worth of free sessions – and counting.

THE BLACK CURRICULUM

The Black Curriculum addresses the lack of Black British history in the UK Curriculum through arts-focused Black history programmes, providing teacher training and campaigning.

BLACK RAINBOW

Black Rainbow is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Sistergirl and Brotherboy (LGBQTIA+SB) organisation in the pursuit of positive health and well-being for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTIA+SB community.

OUTLINENZ

OutLine is an all-ages rainbow mental health organisation providing support to the rainbow community, their friends, Whānau and others. It provides a nationwide, free and confidential 0800 support line for people who want to speak to a trained volunteer from the rainbow community. It also provides face-to-face specialist rainbow counselling and an Auckland-based trans and non-binary peer-support service.

HOUSING WORKS

Housing Works aims to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through access to quality housing, healthcare, HIV prevention and treatment, among other life-saving services.

CHOOSE LOVE

Choose Love supports refugees and displaced people all over the world. Their work has reached over 1.8 million people across Europe, the Middle East and the US-Mexico border, through grassroot organisations supporting with housing, legal assistance, psychological support, clothes, food and much more.

Smart Works

Smart Works is a UK charity that exists to give women the confidence they need to reach their full potential and secure employment by providing clothing and coaching.

London Craft Week

The festival brings together over 250 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world in a citywide programme that celebrates craft.

Graduate Fashion Week

Graduate Fashion Week bridges the gap between education and employment, connecting graduates, fashion educators and industry leaders to support and encourage the next generation of talent to reach their full potential.

Observatori Contra l'Homofòbia

Observatori Contra l'Homofòbia (Anti-Homophobic Observatory) provides necessary psychosocial and legal support to victims within the LGBTI community and help fight against homophobia (LGTBIfòbia).

Margate Pride

Margate Pride is an arts-led community pride in Kent, UK, advancing equity and justice for LGBTQIA+ people through an annual Pride parade and year-round community events and workshops.

London Friend

Noted as the UK’s oldest LGBTQ+ charity, London Friend supports the health and wellbeing of the city’s communities since 1972.

Not A Phase

Not A Phase is a trans-led, grassroots charity that is on a mission to uplift the lives of trans+ adults across the UK through community-unifying activities, awareness campaigning and resource redistribution.

Center for Reproductive Rights

Established in 1992, Center for Reproductive Rights is the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world.

CAHM womenmind™

womenmind™ is a community of philanthropists and thought leaders tackling the unique gender issues that underrepresented people face when it comes to their mental health. Inspired and empowered by their support of Center for Addiction and Mental Health, members of the womenmind™ community connect and educate each other to drive change for women’s mental health and women in science.

GongGam Human Rights Law Foundation

The GongGam Human Rights Law Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to defending the human rights of those most marginalised in society, including the LGBTQIA community, by providing access to free legal and academic support.

Nijiiro Diversity

Based in Osaka, this non-profit helps counter LGBTQ+ discrimination by providing training to over 300 major companies and educational institutions in Japan.

Tongzhi Hotline Association (TW)

Founded in 1998, Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association is the oldest and largest LGBTQ+ organization in Taiwan. Hotline’s diverse programmes focus on gender and sexuality education, support for parents of LGBTQ+ children, hotline services, care for LGBTQ+ elders, HIV/AIDS prevention, intimate partner violence, transgender issues and community initiatives.

Metro Manila Pride

This volunteer-managed, non-partisan, non-profit organisation is dedicated to educating, equipping and empowering the Filipino LGBTQIA+ community to work towards a future that recognises and respects life without discrimination and prejudice.


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