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The trustees will send out calls for grant applications at specific times of the year to encourage LGBT human rights defenders/activists and organizations to apply. We will also invite grant applications from LGBT rights defenders and organizations proactively identified by the steering committee.

  • Human rights defenders, worldwide, advocating for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
  • Organisations working with a yearly budget of not more than £100,000  Pounds Sterling.

An organization does not need to be officially registered to be considered for grant support but all applicants must be able to document at least six months of activism and a fiscal sponsor based in their country of location that would be responsible for receiving money on their behalf and also monitor the effective use of the money.

  • Grants must be used for the advancement of LGBT human rights.
  • Grants must be used to actualize objectives and aims including activities set out in the application form by recipients.

Applications will be considered by the trustees for ‘core’ grants for basic organisational and administrative costs, including facilities, equipment, and communications.

  • “Core’ grants to cover salaries of full-time staff.
  • Projects with health as a primary objective.
  • Projects supporting individual artists.
  • Applications from individuals for living and/or study costs.
  • We will provide emergency grants for security, and when necessary, emergency relocation, to defend LGBT rights activists and organizations under attack or threat.
  • The maximum grant award per year will be £5000 for an organization and £2500 for individual activists.
  • We would provide mentorship and support for capacity building so that monies offered as grants are effectively and judiciously used by grantees
  • We would send out calls for applications on a rolling basis, depending on availability of funds.
  • Our partners working in regions where applications have been received from would help analyze applications and verify claims by applicants and make recommendations to the trustees.
  • All recommended applications will be rigorously evaluated by our steering committee to establish how long the organization has been in existence, their work, methodology, advocacy skills, capacity, and governance.
  • The trustees will make the final decisions on all grant allocations.
  • In order that we can evaluate the impact of our funding support, grantees must agree to give regular updates about their work, submit a progress report 6 months after receiving funds and then a final report at the end of the project.
  • We will always aim to be as flexible as possible with our bureaucracy so as to support our grantees as much as possible.
  • Our grants will be managed and monitored, to ensure they are used as intended by the beneficiary. We would through our partners in regions where our grantees work, monitor their work and provide other capacity building support they might need so as to effectively use grants received.
  • Our advisors are individuals with great knowledge on the situation and work experience in regions where we could get potential grantees. They would help provide advise to our grantees, guide and monitor their work too.
  • Our steering committee members would also be in direct contact with our grantees.
  • We will be in regular contact with our grantees who will be required to submit regular narrative reports to us. We will monitor grantees through regular communication.
  • We would conduct analysis and review of the work grantees are doing, analyze how they have become better at it and what could be done better and what positive role our grant has played in helping them continue to do their work effectively.
  • The trustees will appraise the regular narrative reports and news stories submitted by our grantees showing LGBT human rights advances as well as setbacks and difficulties

The trustees will send out calls for grant applications at specific times of the year to encourage LGBT human rights defenders/activists and organizations to apply. We will also invite grant applications from LGBT rights defenders and organizations proactively identified by the steering committee.

  • Human rights defenders, worldwide, advocating for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
  • Organisations working with a yearly budget of not more than £100,000  Pounds Sterling.

An organization does not need to be officially registered to be considered for grant support but all applicants must be able to document at least six months of activism and a fiscal sponsor based in their country of location that would be responsible for receiving money on their behalf and also monitor the effective use of the money.

  • Grants must be used for the advancement of LGBT human rights.
  • Grants must be used to actualize objectives and aims including activities set out in the application form by recipients.

Applications will be considered by the trustees for ‘core’ grants for basic organisational and administrative costs, including facilities, equipment, and communications.

  • “Core’ grants to cover salaries of full-time staff.
  • Projects with health as a primary objective.
  • Projects supporting individual artists.
  • Applications from individuals for living and/or study costs.
  • We will provide emergency grants for security, and when necessary, emergency relocation, to defend LGBT rights activists and organizations under attack or threat.
  • The maximum grant award per year will be £5000 for an organization and £2500 for individual activists.
  • We would provide mentorship and support for capacity building so that monies offered as grants are effectively and judiciously used by grantees
  • We would send out calls for applications on a rolling basis, depending on availability of funds.
  • Our partners working in regions where applications have been received from would help analyze applications and verify claims by applicants and make recommendations to the trustees.
  • All recommended applications will be rigorously evaluated by our steering committee to establish how long the organization has been in existence, their work, methodology, advocacy skills, capacity, and governance.
  • The trustees will make the final decisions on all grant allocations.
  • In order that we can evaluate the impact of our funding support, grantees must agree to give regular updates about their work, submit a progress report 6 months after receiving funds and then a final report at the end of the project.
  • We will always aim to be as flexible as possible with our bureaucracy so as to support our grantees as much as possible.
  • Our grants will be managed and monitored, to ensure they are used as intended by the beneficiary. We would through our partners in regions where our grantees work, monitor their work and provide other capacity building support they might need so as to effectively use grants received.
  • Our advisors are individuals with great knowledge on the situation and work experience in regions where we could get potential grantees. They would help provide advise to our grantees, guide and monitor their work too.
  • Our steering committee members would also be in direct contact with our grantees.
  • We will be in regular contact with our grantees who will be required to submit regular narrative reports to us. We will monitor grantees through regular communication.
  • We would conduct analysis and review of the work grantees are doing, analyze how they have become better at it and what could be done better and what positive role our grant has played in helping them continue to do their work effectively.
  • The trustees will appraise the regular narrative reports and news stories submitted by our grantees showing LGBT human rights advances as well as setbacks and difficulties