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Ireland: Funding Call for 2022 LGBTI+ Community Services (Scheme A)

Ireland: Funding Call for 2022 LGBTI+ Community Services (Scheme A)

Deadline: 20-Jul-22

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is offering grants towards the costs of delivering services and supports to a small number of existing LGBTI+ NGOs and community organisations under Scheme A.

Scheme A: Supporting LGBTI+ Community Organisations in the Delivery of Services and Initiatives.

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 2022 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call is an important element in achieving overall objective of the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy. The Call plans to assist the development of rural community infrastructure to be inclusive and welcoming of LGBTI+ persons.

Goals
The Funding scheme goals are:

To enhance the services provided by the NGO or community organisation to LGBTI+ persons, such as providing additional outreach capacity or locations, and/or;
To promote inclusion of LGBTI+ persons, in educational settings, within the workplace, or in wider society, and/or;
To 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. and/or;
To contribute to ensuring that existing community infrastructure in rural areas is inclusive and welcoming to members of the LGBTI+ community, such as the provision of pop-up LGBTI+ services and/or;
To combat the impact of rural isolation on members of 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 is providing funding of €900,000
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth will provide funding towards the costs of delivering services and supports to a small number of existing LGBTI+ NGOs and community organisations. Amounts requested range from €25,000 up to a maximum of €100,000.
Duration: Work programmes are to commence in 2022 and complete no later than 30 September 2023 with the grant to be paid as detailed in the grant agreement.
Eligibility Criteria
Applications are open for existing LGBTI+ NGOs and community organisations working with the LGBTI+ community.
Applications should be submitted by individual organisations who work in providing supports to the LGBTI+ Community.
Criteria
The criteria against which the funding applications should be assessed should include the following:

Degree to which the planned outcomes meet the goals of the scheme and the strategic fit (20% of Assessment).
Whether the work programme has either identified a gap in community services for LGBTI+ persons or will continue to sustain an existing or established service.
How well the proposed work programme would meet that need and how feasible and sustainable the impact of proposed solution was.
How the proposed work programme would benefit LGBTI+ persons in rural areas, and from groups at risk of marginalisation and multiple discrimination.
Capacity of applicant organisation to deliver work programme. (40% of Assessment).
Whether the applicant organisation has a history of working with the LGBTI+ Community.
The applicant organisation’s track record on delivering specific programmes related to supporting the LGBTI+ Community.
The overall strategic goals of the applicant organisation and how focus they are on supporting the LGBTI+ Community.
The overall aims and values of the organisations mission statement.
Overall strength of work programme proposal by reference to planned activities (30% of Assessment).
Value for money (10% 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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