Friends of the Joiners Arms

HOME 5 Case Study 5 Friends of the Joiners Arms
Saving and evolving The Joiners Arms to become London’s first late-licence LGBTQI community-run pub

Organisation type

Community pub


Shoreditch, London

Award date

September 2017

Key objectives & Outcomes

Grant purpose

To help the Friends engage and listen to their community, engage a dedicated community-pub advisor, and to register as a community benefit society.

Accountable to the local community

FOTJA have carried out a series of community engagement and consultation events to listen to the desires of their community. They eventually will launch a community shares offer.

Broad community impact

The pub aims to cater for the diverse LGBTQI community of east London, creating the first community-run LGBTQI pub in the UK - a space to socialise, meet, learn and party.