About us

“Providing Trans Support, Campaigning for Inclusion”

Founded in 1990, The Clare Project has been providing support, resources and volunteering opportunities for the trans, non-binary, intersex and gender-variant (TNBI) community. Over the years, The Clare Project has welcomed thousands of TNBI people through their doors, regardless of their gender identity or expression.

The organization started out as a group of trans women who were using the same hairdressers in Hove. After some encouragement from the owner of the salon, the group began meeting in a back room of the salon, before eventually moving to Dorset Gardens Methodist Church.  The Clare Project continues to meet every week, and this is what continues to be our Tuesday Drop-in.

After many years as a grassroots group, The Clare Project became a registered charity in 2015. We pride ourselves on being TNBI-led, and TNBI-orientated in both our support services and campaigning. Over recent years, we have developed a strong Trustee Board, a remarkable team of Facilitators and Volunteers, and more recently, a Trans Engagement & Development Worker.

Our team, members and supporters of The Clare Project have worked tirelessly to develop ourselves as the flagship TNBI service in Sussex, providing an increasing number of support pathways.

The Clare Project

The Clare Project,
c/o Dorset Gardens Methodist Church
Dorset Gardens