LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund - Application Form

How would you like to apply?
You can apply to the Equity Fund via either a written or video application. Please select your preference below:

Please ensure that you have checked your eligibility to apply and have read the fund guidance document before you begin your application.
The fund will close to applications on Thursday 21st November at 12noon. We aim to make decisions as quickly as is practicable and applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.
Please note that due to the nature of the form, it is not possible to save a draft of your application to complete at a later date. If you would like to prepare your application offline and then copy & paste your answers into the form, then you can access the application questions in a Word document* by clicking on the relevant link below:
*These documents are only provided to help you prepare your answers - all applications MUST be submitted using this online form. If you require any help in preparing or submitting your application, then you can request assistance from the Grants Team: [email protected]
For applications between £100 and £999 - CLICK HERE
For applications between £1,000 and £9,999 - CLICK HERE
For applications between £10,000 and £25,000 - CLICK HERE
How much are you requesting from the Equity Fund?
We ask you this first, as it determines which application form you will complete and the questions you will be asked.

Please note that the minimum amount that can be applied for is £100

If you are looking to apply for a smaller amount, please check out our Funder Finder resource or contact the Grants Team

Please note that the maximum amount that can be applied for is £25,000

If you are looking to apply for a higher amount, please check out our Funder Finder resource or contact the Grants Team
Communities of Focus
This fund is only for grassroots organisations that are both majority led by the targeted community of focus AND delivering services primarily for that community of focus

Please indicate your primary community of focus, based on the criteria above (up to a maximum of 2 options).
If you have any questions about your eligibility to apply, then please contact the Grants Team for guidance.

Can you confirm that the majority of people who run your organisation are from the communities of focus you have selected above?

Please note that this fund is only for groups and organisations who are led by AND for the communities of focus listed above.

Please get in touch with the Grants Team if you have any questions about your eligibility to apply.

Organisation Details
Please provide the legal / registered name of the organisation which is applying for funding.
Please provide the working name of the organisation, if different to the legal / registered name.
Please only provide the first part of your postcode.
Please copy & paste the entire web address (URL) directly from the address bar, as shown below.
Main Contact
Second Contact
Please provide the details of another person within your organisation, who can be contacted if the main contact is not available.
About Your Organisation
What is the legal status/structure of your organisation?
Is your organisation a registered charity?

Organisations should have a minimum of 2 unrelated members on their board of trustees/board of directors/management committee.
About Your Request
Please summarise your request in no more than 50 words. This answer is used for internal purposes to help us summarise requests.
Please use this space to expand on your answer above.

•  List all costs that you want us to fund.
•  List staff and non-staff costs separately.
•  You can use budget headings, rather than a detailed list of items e.g. you can count pens and printer ink under office costs.

•  Please actively consider access costs within your budget (we are aware these can be disproportionately high in relation to the number of people involved).

Alternatively, you can upload a copy of your budget if you have one.
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Project Outcomes
  • We use the five outcome areas below to identify the difference LGBT+ work makes for our communities. Visit our website to find out more about how we developed this framework.
  • Please contact our Grants Team if you require additional help with this question.
  • Only tick the outcomes that apply to your planned work.
Running a social group, bringing specific groups of LGBT+ people together or work to educate about specific LGBT+ issues
How will you achieve this outcome?

Work around housing and homelessness, supporting Coming Out, changing the media narrative, anti-hate crime work, increasing representation of intersectionality
How will you achieve this outcome?

Tackling health inequalities, work improving confidence/self-esteem, improving physical well-being, tackling mental health issues
How will you achieve this outcome?

Increasing community evidence base, improving monitoring, policy work, training to improve decision-making, improving participation of minority voices in decision-making
How will you achieve this outcome?

Developing new partnerships to tackle marginalisation, creating new services to tackle community need, improving access to services, developing person-centred approaches
How will you achieve this outcome?
Supplementary Documents
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  • I have authority to submit this application on behalf of the organisation.
  • I confirm that all the information within the application is true to the best of my knowledge.
  • I understand that, if awarded, I will be required to submit a short report at the end of the grant period.
  • I agree to Consortium collecting and recording the personal details outlined above, in line with the Grant Funding Data Privacy Notice at:, in order to process and manage this funding request.