A fund for LGBT+ projects run by, and for, the community
Bristol Pride Community Fund has been created to provide opportunities and activities which enhance or improve the lives of LGBT+ people in Bristol and the surrounding areas.
We provide small grant funding to individuals, collectives, organisations or small charities to deliver projects that address issues that affect us all, help under-represented groups reach out and help LGBT+ community events that just need a little support.
We offer grant funds up to £500.
In exceptional cases where a clear need has been identified, we will accept applications up to £1000.
We fund projects that:
* Tackle LGBT+ discrimination and / or hate crime.
* Celebrate the lives, diversity and/or achievements of LGBT+ people and/or communities.
* Foster understanding and relationships between people from diverse backgrounds, including LGBT+ people.
How your project meets those targets is up to you – we are open to your ideas! Some examples, but not by any means limited to, are:
If you have an idea, we’d love to hear from you!
You can submit your application at any time in the year. Our Community Fund panel meets in March and October to decide who to award grants to.
Deadlines for these panels are:
● 28th February for the March panel
● 30th September for the October panel
To apply for Bristol Pride Community Fund please read the Community Fund application guidance, complete the application form and equal opportunities form and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Community Fund application’.
LGBT+ Faces of Bristol aims to represent and empower the LGBTQ+ community in Bristol, by hosting photographic portraits on their website, as well as sharing across social media. Bristol Pride Community Fund enabled the printing and framing of portraits that toured various venues around Bristol including the Tobacco Factory, Bristol Pride’s Art Trail and the Grain Barge.
St Bonaventure’s School in Bishopston was awarded £500 to purchase books that represent as wide a range of identities, by buying over 50 books recommended for children to explore our diverse communities in an age-appropriate way.
Each class chooses a book as part of their Power of Reading topic for the term, responding to the children’s experiences and backgrounds and integrating the learning across all subjects. The school’s library will also showcase a special section as a toolbox for children to read more about diversity as they wish to.