Deadline: Rolling Basis.
Planet Romeo Fund gives high priority to small-scale projects which are initiated and implemented by the LGBTI community itself and/or by emerging LGBTI groups and initiatives. The projects must aim to involve,empower and mobilize the community. Projects may target sub-communities, e.g. lesbian and/or gay and/or bisexual and/or trans and/or intersex communities.
The Foundation funds two categories of emerging initiatives:
- Initiatives of (relatively) new informal LGBTI groups or organizations with little or no access to other sources of funding;
- More experienced LGBTI organizations that develop new initiatives for which they have not yet previously received funding and are difficult to fund elsewhere.
- Although all geographical regions are eligible, the Foundation gives priority to countries outside the Global North, which they define as European Union member states, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America.
- Within a country, all geographical areas are eligible, but where they can, they give priority to rural and/or more remote areas.
- Organizations can only receive a one-off grant, ranging from €500 to €5,000, payed in installments.
What projects are eligible for funding?
- Projects which align with PlanetRomeo Foundation’s vision, mission, priority themes and funding policy.
- Shelters projects that provide around the clock support (including sleeping facilities) and/or offer shelter and support during the day or specific time slots. Activities taking place in or attached to the shelter, that further support LGBTI people making use of the shelter, can be eligible too.
- Community organizing projects focusing on community gatherings, as a starting point of LGBTI community/ movement building, community workshops, etc.
- Community organizing projects that focus on means through which LGBTI community members can chat, share, exchange, find information, receive counseling online, especially in regions and countries where ‘offline’ community gatherings are impossible or dangerous.
- Community Organizing projects and initiatives for and with LGBTI people and their (chosen) families.
- Sports & Culture projects which also aim at empowerment, workshops, training, public awareness and/or other activities.
How to Apply
- Application forms can be obtained by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
- The project plan should be concise and comprehensive and must contain a clear link between goals, methods, activities, budget and people involved.
- If co-funding is requested, clarification must be given on which part of the budget is requested from the Foundation and the status of the other funding sources must be specified.
- The minimum amount that can be requested for is € 500.
- The maximum amount that can be requested for is € 5,000.
- Funding requests can be submitted by e-mail only.
- Funding requests must be submitted in English.
Funding requests should be submitted at least four months prior to the start of the project. Deadlines: January 1st; April 1st; July 1st and October 1st. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their request within one month after the submission deadline.
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