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The Brighton Rainbow Fund is open for applications

Chris Gull August 29, 2022

With the successful return of Brighton Bear Weekend and Brighton & Hove Pride after two years of Covid related cancellations of major fundraising events, the Brighton Rainbow Fund has announced they are now able to accept applications to their main grants programme, the Innovation and Community Strengthening Fund.

Applications will be considered from local LGBTQ+ and HIV organisations, and from other organisations offering local LGBTQ+ and HIV specific projects.

There is no maximum amount that can be applied for, nor a limit on the number of applications per group or organisation, but priority will be given to smaller applications, andĀ to projects run by volunteers, and where no paid administrative staff are directly involved in delivering the project.

Groups with turnover of less than Ā£30,000 may apply for core funding. The Brighton Rainbow Fund defines this as costs incurred in running the group which are not direct costs of delivering a project. Examples are office and admin expenses, stationery, phone line, rent, insurance). Grants for core funding will be capped at Ā£2,000 this year.

Closing date for receipt of application form is 5pm on Friday, September 16, 2022.

Applications received after this timeĀ  will not be considered

Brighton Rainbow Fund grants evening 2018

All applicants will be asked to attend a meeting with members of the Independent Grants Panel to discuss their application on September 23 in central Brighton. Arrangements can be made for this to be done over Zoom if necessary.

As this isnā€™t a competition to find who can fill in a form the best, Brighton Rainbow Fund will be happy to help with the process.

More info and application form HERE

Applicants should be careful to ensure that they use the specific form for the Innovation and Community Strengthening Fund, and take time to look at this year’s criteria for this fund. Any questions or requests for help should be made by using the contact facility on the website.