FCDO Equal, safe and free fund (LGBT+)

Type of project: The fund will support locally based, community-led (grassroots) responses to tackle the key challenges faced by LGBT+ people globally. These include: reducing violence, discrimination and stigma experienced by LGBT+ people in society; advancing and upholding human rights compliant laws and policies that protect LGBT+ people; supporting economic, cultural and societal inclusion for all LGBT+ people to unlock potential and build our economies; supporting LGBT+ people who face unique challenges during crises, conflicts and acute threats to their rights.

Location: We are specifically interested in work in sub-Saharan Africa, (including West Africa), the Caribbean and the Pacific Island states, including Commonwealth Member States in these regions.

Eligibility: Regional funding organisations that fund and support LGBT+ civil society and communities are eligible to apply. Civil society or private, not-for-profit organisations are also eligible to apply. Organisations must be based in their country or region of operation and be able to demonstrate leadership from and decision-making by local LGBT+ communities.

Grant size: Up to £1.5, per programme. Organisations awarded funding following this call for proposals may be eligible to receive additional core funding from the Baring Foundation.

Closing date: 12 February

Apply: https://www.gov.uk/international-development-funding/equal-safe-and-free-fund-lgbt-plus