The LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Fund is funded by Comic Relief, and METRO is the lead intermediary partner distributing these funds to the sector.
The Fund will operate in every nation of the UK, and its delivery will be supported by delivery partners in each nation.
These delivery partners are:
- Equality Network
- The Rainbow Project
- Umbrella Cymru
- Yorkshire MESMAC
- Birmingham LGBT
The Fund is for LGBTQ+ community-led organisations and groups to support their vital role in supporting LGBTQ+ communities through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Five regional panels will assess and allocate the funds.
The five Panels will be for the following areas:
- Northern Ireland
- North and Midlands of England
- South of England
Are we eligible to apply?
Applications are open to groups and organisations with an annual turnover under £100,000.
Your group or organisation must also:
- Consist of 3 or more people
- Be led by LGBTQ+ staff or volunteers (if you are a group within a larger organisation, then the staff/volunteers leading on this proposed project should identify as LGBTQ+)
- Be not-for-profit
- Be committed to equality and dignity for all LGBTQ+ people, including trans people
What types of projects will be funded?
The fund is intended to support grassroots, local groups and organisations who can support LGBTQ+ communities through the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
Awards will be between £500 - £15,000 (Award levels: micro up to £500 or £1,000, small up to £5,000, medium up to £10,000, and large up to £15,000).
How do we apply?
Small grants applications will close on 22 September 2020, 5pm
Medium/Large grants applications will close on 30 September 2020, 5pm
For more information and to apply click here