Type of initiative funded: Sport or physical activity
Key priority area: Social isolation and loneliness
Funding awarded: £2000
Throughout the pandemic, many within the LGBT community have been stick in isolation. Additionally, sports can feel like a difficult activity to get involved in if you are a part of the LGBT community due to the feeling of rejection. At Taexali, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive team that allows all identifying male individuals over the age of 18 to participate in a sport in a safe environment with no judgement. We now would like to continue to operate and provide a safe space where people are encouraged to participate in a sport and improve their mental and physical health. We currently train twice per week and occasionally play matches at weekends. We have a growing club (40 members now) but we would like to encourage more to join and are planning on doing a large recruitment drive in the lead up to summer.