Thank you to everyone who came to protest with RISE

Posted on February, 2024

On Thursday 22nd February, we went to Hove Town Hall to protest the funding cuts to our vital services. Thank you to everyone who came to stand in solidarity with us, as well as everyone who has shown their support on social media.

RISE demo outside HTH 22nd Feb

RISE currently risks losing funding of £130,000 a year.

Much of this funding (just under 100k) was ring fenced to March 2025. It funds housing support for the LGBT Community, young families living in refuge and help for women with complex needs.

Listen here to RISE CEO Jo Gough discuss how important this funding is on BBC Radio Sussex with Danny Pike. Tune in from 3:22:56.

Read more about this in our blog here and if you can please donate Donate to RISE | RISE (

Below are some photos of the demo.