The new LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Fund is now open for applications and will distribute £585,000 that was raised during Comic Relief’s “Big Night In”. The equality and diversity charity METRO will distribute the funds in partnership with NAZ, Equality Network, The Rainbow Project, Umbrella Cymru, Yorkshire MESMAC and Birmingham LGBT.
There are two applications deadlines.
- Applications for micro/small grants of under £5,000 have to be submitted by 5pm on 22 September 2020.
- Organisations requesting medium or large grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 have until 5pm on 30 September 2020 to submit their application.
Organisations from across the UK that are led by LGBTQ+ staff or volunteers and have an annual turnover of less than £100,000 are invited to apply for grants of up to £15,000. The grants can be used for projects that address a range of issues and contribute to supporting LGBTQ+ communities during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find out more: https://metrocharity.org.uk/LGBTQfundapply