London HIV charity faces closure

London HIV charity The Naz Project is facing closure unless it is able to raise £75,000 by the end of October. With draconian cuts proposed for gay charities’ funding, on top of a decrease in donations, its story is sadly likely to become a common one…

The Naz Project, an HIV charity for ethnic minorities, says it was hit hard by the recession and though it has already raised £3,000 says it is not enough to keep the charity going.

The charity was set up 20 years ago and is funded by a number of sources, including the Big Lottery Fund and the Department of Health.

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The Naz Project spends the majority of its funds on charitable activities and last year alone the charity spent £842,000 of its £890,093 income on such events.

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