LGBT+ Futures Fund

Aims/priorities: The aim of the Fund is to provide funding for LGBT+ organisations and projects to enable them to continue through the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and meet the immediate needs of LGBT+ people and communities adversely affected by the pandemic. Grants will be awarded towards ongoing work, core costs and additional work which strengthens the position of organisations and their ability to respond to community needs at this challenging time. Applications for projects supporting those LGBT+ people and communities that are underrepresented and/or subject to higher levels of marginalisation are particularly encouraged. The following are eligible for funding:

Wellbeing Services

Delivering a range of wellbeing services and/or offering targeted specialist services.
Examples of activities that can be funded include:

  • Befriending and outreach support to reduce social isolation.
  • Creative arts and healthy living workshops.
  • Fitness classes.
  • Counselling and therapeutic sessions.

Emergency Accommodation

Providing shelter and accommodation services to people experiencing homelessness.
Examples of activities that can be funded include:

  • Housing advice services.
  • Temporary housing for victims of crime or those living in difficult households.

Organisation Running Costs

Supporting organisations to adapt and respond to the pandemic.
Examples of what can be funded include:

  • Purchase of equipment to deliver virtual services.
  • Salaries and sessional staff to meet the increasing demand.
  • Support for organisations to continue services following a loss of income.

Education and Training

Offering formal training and skills development and educational coaching.
Examples of activities that can be funded include:

  • Tutoring and homework clubs.
  • Digital provision to support LGBT+ young people.
  • Ensuring children and young people are equipped so they can successfully access educational support (for example, through the provision of internet and/or IT devices).
  • Employment and skills development.

Food, Medicines and other Essentials

Providing essential delivery services ensuring the practical needs of vulnerable individuals and families are met.
Examples of activities that can be funded include:

  • Foodbanks.
  • Home delivery of essential items, including care packs and medication.

Information and Advice

Providing specialist and general information, guidance and advice online or by telephone.
Examples of activities that can be funded include:

  • Helplines to connect people to wellbeing services.
  • Curation of content for distributing to local audiences by radio, YouTube TV, websites and community newsletters.

Temporary Emergency Response Coordination

Supporting community and volunteer-led resilience and response coordination to the pandemic.
Examples of activities that can be funded include:

  • Covering the expenses of volunteers who are delivering essential services to response agencies and residents in their local community.
  • IT and communication expenses for coordinators to help them galvanise support and work effectively with local agencies.

Grants are for short-term work only and all funds awarded must be fully spent by 31 May 2021.

Who can apply? UK based non-profit groups and organisations that work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + (LGBT+) people can apply.

Grant amount: Two levels of funding are available:

  • Small grants of up to £5,000.
  • Main grants of between £5,001 and £15,000. Most grants will be for between £5,001 and £10,000 and larger grants will be exceptional.

Each organisation can apply for one grant only - either a small or a main grant.

Application process: The guidance notes and application forms can be found on the website of the Consortium. The funding will be awarded in tranches to ensure enough funding is carried forward to meet the needs of later applicants.Organisations will receive a decision within six weeks of receipt of application.

Deadline: Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all the funding has been allocated.

Contact information: Tel 020 7064 6500 Email grants@consortium.lgbt 

Website address: www.consortium.lgbt/NETFund

 

Applicants: 
Organisations
Amount: 
£10,000.01 to £25,000
Status: 
Live
Structure: 
Charitable Company
CIC
CIO
Constituted Group
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Covid 19