Rainbow Fund make final call reminding LGBT/HIV groups and organisations applications to their Annual Funding Round are now open and close on August 31.
THE online application form, together with an explanation of this year’s criteria, can be found on The Rainbow Fund website at www.rainbow-Fund.org/application-form
The closing date is 5pm on Friday, August 31, 2018 – any application forms received after that date will not be considered.
Potential applicants are reminded that The Rainbow Fund is made up of funds raised within the community, due to hard work by fundraising groups, venues, volunteers, and donations from individuals.
The Rainbow Fund are keen to encourage small, volunteer led projects to apply.
Last year some applicants seeking funding for LGBT+ and HIV specific projects also applied to Pride’s Social Impact Fund in addition to, or instead of, applying to The Rainbow Fund.
The Social Impact Fund was set up specifically for non LGBT+ and HIV projects, and is a much smaller Fund, with maximum grants of £1,000. If your project is LGBT+ or HIV specific please only apply to The Rainbow Fund, as The Social Impact Fund will have to turn you down as your application won’t meet their criteria.
Chris Gull, Chair of Rainbow Fund said: “As in previous years there is no cap on the amount that can be applied for, nor on the number of projects that any group or organisation can apply for, but the remit of the independent grants panel is to ensure that funds raised within our communities through the efforts of volunteer fundraisers, and from individual donations, is spent to achieve the most benefit from the limited amount of money available. We also need to be convinced that applicants have the ability to deliver their projects to completion.”
Last year LGBT/HIV organisations including Allsorts Youth Project, MindOut, Brighton GEMS, Older and Out, Peer Action, Sussex Beacon, Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum, Rainbow Chorus, The Clare Project, Accessibility Matters, Trans Alliance, Whitehawk LGBT+ Support Group, Switchboard, and Lunch Positive received grants totalling £110,688.