Outline will merge with Catalyst on 1st July 2022

We are pleased to announce that the charity Outline (an unincorporated charity) will merge with Catalyst on 1st July 2022.

Outline provides support to people with their sexuality and gender identity, including but not limited to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transsexual community of surrey, primarily through a helpline, website and support groups. Outline will become a part of Catalyst to ensure the continuation and planned expansion of Outline’s work and services and provide greater access to services for clients through Catalyst’s own operational networks, particularly in the area around mental health support and ensure the future of Outline.

Catalyst will continue to retain its name and assume control of Outline, with some of Outline’s services being provided via specialist projects under the banner ‘Outline in Catalyst’. Outline as a separate registered charitable entity will cease to exist post-merger, but its essential community works will not. We are two longstanding charities with a similar ethos that can achieve both economies of scale and improve levels of service delivery to all clients in Surrey, whilst at the same time further raising both charities’ public profile and increasing our influence across the county.

The Helpline will continue to run as usual and is currently open from 7:30pm – 10pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Alternatively you can email or text and someone will get back to you during opening hours.

Call: 01483 727667

Email: [email protected]

Text/SMS: 07451 289261

The Outline website and social channels will continue to operate post-merger. For more information please visit: https://outlinesurrey.org.uk/

Catalyst are really excited about this new venture and look forward to supporting the LGBTQ+ community across Surrey. If you have any further questions or queries about the merge, please email [email protected]

To read the full announcement, click here.