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The Proud Trust is proud to be the lead organisation for The Rainbow Flag Award.

The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for any organisation that works with young people. The award focuses on positive LGBT+, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), inclusion and visibility. The Rainbow Flag Award encourages a positive whole organisation approach to LGBT+ inclusion, as well as developing strategies to effectively challenge and combat LGBTphobic bullying.

Suitable for FE Colleges, Youth Services, Youth Clubs, Uniformed Organisations and other youth focused organisations.

From the pilot:

The process has been enlightening and supported us all at Early Break to commit more deeply to our work and support of LGBT+ young people, their families and our staff within. The award has been undertaken in a spirit of shared learning and we are grateful to The Proud Trust colleagues in their approach and support of us to meet the standards of the Rainbow Flag Award. We would actively encourage other youth organisations to work with The Proud Trust and seek the Rainbow Flag Award for their organisation. Vicky Maloney CEO Early Break

Committing your organisation to the Rainbow Flag Award is a commitment to improve the lives of all the young people that you work with, including those that are LGBT+, those from LGBT+ families, as well as LGBT+ staff members.

To enquire about taking part in the Rainbow Flag Award, please email rainbowflagaward@theproudtrust.org, or call 07935 713822.

Ready to apply to take part? Click here.


Instead, we help you self-identify and self-determine which are the most appropriate ways to implement positive LGBT+ inclusion in your settings, that best compliments your staff, your service users and your wider communities.

Through a year-long process of self-assessment and ongoing monitoring and feedback, organisations have access to a variety of training, resources and interventions, helping them meet set standards in each of the following areas:


The Rainbow Flag Award is a national framework, which utilises local LGBT+ youth organisations in your local areas. The Proud Trust itself has a 45+ year history of working with LGBT+ young people in Greater Manchester and beyond. This means that the content of any training will be up to date and relevant, with the needs and experiences of LGBT+ young people at the heart of delivery. Any monies generated from this scheme will help fund our vital work with LGBT+ young people locally.


Prices start at just £795 plus VAT for very small youth organisations. Bespoke prices based on your organisation size (people) and set up (locations) are worked out through the application process.

What is included:

  • Places on starter LGBT+ inclusion training  (number determined in application process, based on the size of your organisation).
  • Access to the Members Area of the Rainbow Flag Award website, containing a Rainbow Flag Award Handbook, detailed information of the training, services, resources and products available from your Rainbow Flag Award delivery organisation, a “Guide to LGBT+ Inclusive Monitoring”, as well as some other starter resources and posters.
  • Access to LGBT+ positive youth work resources.
  • 20% off the cost of all further training and resources and resources.
  • Review of your work with detailed feedback.
  • Ongoing support.

To enquire about taking part in the Rainbow Flag Award, please email rainbowflagaward@theproudtrust.org, or call 07935 713822.

Ready to apply to take part? Click here.


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