Beloved was founded ten years ago to provide support for women working in the indoor sex industry who experience disadvantage and generally do not access mainstream services. It works across Bristol and works closely with other charities and agencies to coordinate support. The charity offers casework support and assists the women with a broad range of complex and interconnecting issues. Beloved provides an emotional and practical response to the needs of the women and helps them to move forward into happier, healthier and more positive lives.

At the February 2023 meeting, Allen Lane Trustees agreed a grant of £10,000 split equally over a two-year period to Beloved. The grant will support general running costs. Anticipated outcomes over the period include that the women supported will have reduced isolation and loneliness, improved access to learning and education and better access to alternative employment, volunteering and vocational training.

www.beloved.org.uk