Hello there, nice to meet you! You've landed on the website of Space Youth Project, Dorset's LGBT+ youth project. Please take a look around to see all we have to offer! 

So what is Space about? Well, let us tell you...

Space Youth Project runs regular youth groups all across Dorset, in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth, and Sherborne, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning young people. 

As well as offering one-to-one support, family support, school-based workshops and training for professionals.

We have been around since 2001, starting with one group based in Bournemouth. Over the years, Space has evolved. Space is built up of seven groups, a number of services, our lovely team, and of course, our members! 

Our aims are to: 

We support young people who are or may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity

To empower all young people to have positive self-esteem and confidence, for them to know they are supported and to give them a sense that they are part of a community and never alone. To facilitate freedom of expression and association. 

We overcome and help with integration, address issues caused or intensified by prejudice and provide access to additional support and services.

Support Us!

You can help support Space Youth Project and the work we do by visiting our shop!

We sell rainbow face paint perfect for any pride occasion, badges that have been designed and made by Space young people, and anything else to try and raise money for our service!


You can also support us by signing up for the BH Coastal Lottery!

Sign-up from just £1 a week and you have a chance to win cash prizes of up to £25,000 every week while directly supporting us! Sign up here!


Find a Group

Our groups offer the opportunity for LGBT+ youth to find a community that will wholeheartedly accept them for who they are. Come along, meet others, make friends, and be unashamedly you!

The groups offer amazing peer to peer support as well as some informative conversations on coming out, sexual health, job hunting and more! There will always be someone at group for you to talk to!

All our groups are run by qualified youth workers and dedicated volunteers, and are attended by some amazing young people, so find your nearest one below!

Alternatively, click on one of the following links:
Bournemouth | Poole | Dorchester | Weymouth | Sherborne | BeaminsterT-Group