Founders' Circle

Our Founders' Circle is an exclusive group of members committed to helping us realise our vision of a world where LGBT+ young people live awesome lives, by making an annual gift of £1,200 or more (£100 a month) to Just Like Us.

Just Like Us was established in 2015 thanks to the generosity of a few individuals who saw the potential to change the lives of young LGBT+ people.

Our growing network of supporters have continuously helped us to achieve our ambitious goals and shown their commitment to ending homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in UK schools. We are immensely proud to have:

  • trained over 300 ambassadors who spoke directly with 50,000 school pupils

  • empowered 1,400,000 pupils during School Diversity Week 2019

  • supported 140+ schools to set up and/or run their own Pride Groups - LGBT+ and ally clubs

How your annual gift helps Just Like Us
£1,200 could allow three schools, otherwise financially unable, to join our national network, benefiting from talks and workshops championing LGBT+ equality and ongoing resources
£2,400 could support the development of new teaching resources and ongoing support for schools taking part in School Diversity Week
£4,800 could fund 6 new ambassadors to work with 2,000 young people in talks and workshops championing LGBT+ equality
To show our thanks
As an expression of our gratitude, we offer a range of ways for our Founders' Circle to engage with Just Like Us, including:
  • The Annual Dinner - where we celebrate everything our supporters have helped us to achieve
  • Exclusive early access to our research, reports, behind-the-scenes information and more
  • Quarterly personal updates from our Chief Executive
  • Invitation to School Diversity Week Reception
  • Just Like Us Founders lapel pin
  • Public thanks on our website with your permission
What our beneficiaries say

“Being an Ambassador hasn’t just given me public speaking skills. It’s made me a more confident and self-assured person... and it’s made me more comfortable being out." - Ambassador

 

"The workshop was a highlight of the year for our students. It challenged their thinking and opinions in an open, honest and supportive way. The programme is fantastic value and is now becoming a permanent fixture.” - Head Teacher

 

“My outlook on my own behaviour has changed - jokes I have made in past have been distasteful and will not continue.” - Straight Pupil


“[Seeing] how happy the ambassadors were to be themselves, made life feel that bit more positive and that there’s hope for everyone.” - LGBT+ Pupil

“Just Like Us is to helping to educate, inspire and empower LGBT+ young people, whilst also building a community of allies within schools and universities. I’m proud to support their efforts to break stereotypes, showcase role models and build a more inclusive society.”
- Josh Graff, UK Country Manager & VP EMEA & LATAM, LinkedIn.