Outright Action International’s Covid-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund
Outright Action International is inviting proposals for its Covid-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund specially designed to increase vaccine access. This Fund will also provide direct support where it is most needed and in solidarity with LGBTIQ organizations and people on the frontlines.
The global COVID-19 emergency presents tremendous challenges to LGBTIQ people, especially in places with deep poverty and weak health systems or government infrastructure. When a crisis hits “everyone,” the most marginalized become even more vulnerable. LGBTIQ people in many parts of the world cannot count on governments or relief organizations for help.
In this round, OutRight can provide grants that can be used for COVID-19 vaccine related interventions. Your project can be a programmatic intervention or an advocacy project but should address one or more of the following:
Access – Your community does not have access to COVID-19 vaccines or vaccination campaigns
Inequality – The LGBTIQ community is at a disadvantage in receiving vaccines, which furthers societal inequities such as LGBTIQ people prevented from obtaining employment
Awareness – Your community is hesitant or uninformed about available vaccines and faces disadvantages because of misinformation
The grants that they provide range from $5,000 up to $20,000.
To be eligible for a grant, organizations must work directly with and for LGBTIQ people (including MSM groups, trans groups, LBQ groups, and intersex groups), and be based outside the USA, Canada, the European Economic Area, the UK, Switzerland, Australia or New Zealand. Unfortunately, OutRight cannot issue grants to individuals.
For more information, visit https://outrightinternational.org/COVIDfund-OpenCall-Nov21