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Update: LGBTQ+ organisations criticise government move to axe anti-bullying project

Multiple LGBTQ+ organisations in the UK have criticised the government’s decision to axe funding for The Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Challenge Fund – an initiative designed to protect LGBTQ+ school students from bullying.

The scheme was not compulsory, but allowed staff and students to take part in free training and workshops and was well received across the country, and the move to discontinue it has caused backlash from various LGBTQ+ groups.Joe Nellist, of LGBT Foundation, told i News:  “We are very disappointed to see Government funding for projects to prevent anti-LGBTQ+ bullying come to an end.

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