GLAS Foundation

Striving for a positive change to the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Bulgaria

www.glasfoundation.bg

Grant Amount: £36,000

Bulgaria
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Background

GLAS Foundation helps LGBTI+ people in Bulgaria, who face very specific risks in the workplace such as discrimination and intolerance, which influence their well-being and are related to their sexual and gender identity.

In 2017 GLAS Foundation launched "Work It OUT" - the first business platform for diversity and equality at the workplace in Bulgaria. The purpose of the platform is to promote a positive business and economic case for equality of opportunity for every employee in Bulgaria. With its activities, the platform helps businesses to improve the state of well-being of their employees, reduces discrimination risks and psychosocial risks for LGBTI+ people by creating workplace environments to bring their true authentic self and be treated equally by their colleagues.

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Funding Focus

GLAS will use the funding to further develop Work It OUT, which is currently on a voluntary basis and doesn’t have any core funding. They plan to spend part of the funding for one paid member of staff on part-time contract and additional expenses including; a media campaign, events, a queer professionals club and developing a training toolkit/workshop.