Stonewall’s taxpayer funding sees sharp drop

Taxpayer funding for controversial lobby group Stonewall appears to have fallen rapidly, latest figures have revealed.

In the LGBT group’s recently published statutory accounts, Stonewall stated that it received £424,513 from Government sources (excluding coronavirus funding) between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022. It was more than £1.5 million in the previous 18 month period.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, one of Stonewall’s largest grant makers, still gave nearly £90,000 in 2021-22 but this was far lower than the more than £765,000 for the 18 months to the end of March 2021.


The Government Equalities Office, which left Stonewall’s controversial ‘Diversity Champions’ programme in 2020, did not give any money to the LGBT lobby group in 2021-22 while it previously gave £50,393.

The Scottish Government provided £99,917 in comparison to £150,000.

Stonewall’s overall income fell from £11,548,624 to £7,845,810.

The lobby group’s report outlines its current objectives, which include pushing a “legal ban on Conversion Therapy in all parts of the UK” and promoting pro-LGBT resources in schools.


Last year, an investigation revealed that almost one in five of the 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange are still enrolled in Stonewall’s discredited ‘Diversity Champions’ scheme.

The Daily Telegraph discovered that at least 19 multinational firms including Taylor Wimpey, B&Q owner Kingfisher and Burberry, are paying thousands for advice from the controversial LGBT lobby group.

The ‘Diversity Champions’ scheme, which has been mired in controversy, costs organisations around £2,500 a year; rewarding them for promoting LGBT ideology inside and outside of the workplace.

Several public sector organisations including the Crown Prosecution Service, the Government Equalities Office, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission, have quit Stonewall schemes in recent years.

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