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Funding Open Call 2022 Scheme B: Promoting LGBTI+ Visibility and Inclusion (Ireland)

Funding Open Call 2022 Scheme B: Promoting LGBTI+ Visibility and Inclusion (Ireland)
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Deadline: 20-Jul-22

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth has announced an open call for applications from existing LGBTI+ NGOs and community organisations working with members of the LGBTI+ community.

Scheme B: Promoting LGBTI+ Visibility and Inclusion.

The overall aim of this fund is to promote inclusion, protect rights and to improve quality of life and wellbeing for members of the LGBTI+ community enabling them to participate fully in Ireland’s social, economic, cultural, and political life.

The Funding scheme goals are to promote LGBTI+ visibility, awareness and expertise, through events or communications directed at the public in general, a specific sector of the economy, a geographic location, or any group within the LGBTI+ community.

Themes
If your project addresses more than one please pick the theme that best fits your project.

Enhance the services provided by the NGO or community organisation to LGBTI+ persons, such as providing additional outreach capacity or locations.
Promote inclusion of LGBTI+ persons, in educational settings, within the workplace, or in wider society.
Support social inclusion and address multiple discrimination within the LGBTI+ community, targeting groups at risk of marginalisation such as Travellers, Roma, migrant communities, people with disabilities, etc.
Combat the impact of rural isolation on LGBTI+ persons.
Outreach support to LGBTI+ persons and their families, including initiatives to combat intersectional discrimination affecting LGBTI+ persons.
Advocacy services: on behalf of LGBTI+ persons.
Awareness: Developing information, guidance toolkits and frameworks and delivering LGBTI+ awareness/ sensitivity training in healthcare settings, businesses, schools etc., and to assist local employers in improving workplace inclusion.
Funding Information
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth will provide funding for smaller grants for amounts from €5,000 – €10,000.
All projects must be completed by end September 2023.
Eligibility Criteria
Applications are open for existing LGBTI+ NGOs and community organisations working with members of the LGBTI+ community.
Applications may be submitted by individual organisations, or by a consortium involving two or more organisations where the lead partner is an existing LGBTI+ NGO or community organisation. The other partners may be not-for-profit organisations or social enterprises.
Criteria
The criteria against which grant applications should be assessed should include the following:

Degree to which the planned outcomes meet the goals of the scheme (35% of Assessment).
How well the proposed initiative had considered its target group and the intended impact of the initiative.
How feasible the proposed initiative is.
How the proposed project would benefit LGBTI+ persons in rural areas, and from groups at risk of marginalisation and multiple discrimination.
Overall strength of project proposal by reference to planned activities (35% of Assessment).
Value for money (30% of Assessment)
For more information, visit https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/1539e-minister-ogorman-announces-2022-lgbti-community-services-funding-call/

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