Applications for Pride In London’s Unity Fund are now open to all grassroots LGBTQI organisations
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
After a difficult year for many LGBTQI organisations that have been disproportionately affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, there may just be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Following its launch in June this year, applications for grants from Pride In London’s Unity Fund are now open for grassroots LGBTQI organisations to receive much-needed financial support.
The Unity Fund will provide grants to those who need it most, with the aim of tangibly changing the lives of marginalised LGBTQI people in the UK for the better. It just one part of Pride In London’s ongoing commitment to celebrating all LGBTQI communities and amplifying their voices.
Pride In London has managed to raise an impressive £50,000 for the fund, achieved through generous donations from individuals, community groups and businesses.
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Applications are now open for grassroots LGBT+ organisations to receive funding from Pride in London’s Unity Fund! 🏳️🌈💰 To qualify, groups must be addressing the needs of LGBT+ communities in the UK or providing frontline support to them during crises or major incidents. We're especially keen to hear from groups & projects specifically working with Black, minority ethnic, trans and non-binary communities. Tap the link in our bio to apply, as well to find out more about how individuals, brands and larger organisations can donate to the fund.
Groups can apply for grants up to the value of £1,000 to support their work – additionally there will be two larger grants of £5,000 that groups can apply for.
Alex Talcer, Director of Fundraising for Pride In London ,said: “The Unity Fund has been a collective vision for all of us at Pride in London for some time now, because we truly believe that helping to build up smaller grassroots organisations will have the biggest impact for our communities. We know this year has been especially tough for LGBT+ groups big and small, and we hope that with a grant from the Unity Fund they can continue their phenomenal work that directly improves the lives of queer people in the UK.
To qualify for funding, organisations must demonstrate that their work and/or projects directly address the needs of LGBTQI communities, or provide frontline support to them during crises or major incidents.
Pride In London is keen to hear from organisations specifically working with underrepresented groups, including people of colour, trans and non-binary communities.