Activities

Festival Fortnight

LEAP Sports Scotland's Annual Festival of Sport


Festival Fortnight is back!

As usual, you can apply for a small grant to run an event. Small grants of up £250 and £500 are available for sports and community groups, and up to £100 for youth groups. If you do not require financial support, you can simply list your event here.

You can access the Partner Handbook here, which answers all your FAQs and gives you plenty of support for running your event!

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Our Festival Fortnight takes place every year on the 17th-30th of June with something for everyone, including an exciting mix of sporting, recreational and cultural events and activities. The Festival aims to increase the visibility and participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ+) people in Scottish sport but everyone is welcome to join in, whether it’s trying out a new sport, supporting a team in one of the competitions, or celebrating at one of the Festival parties. More information and full listings for all the events can be found on the Festival Fortnight website here

If you are a sports club, organisation, or individual and are interested in running your own event during Festival Fortnight 2023, you can read our Partner Handbook for lots of tips for planning and hosting events. And if you have any further questions, please feel free to email festivalfortnight@leapsports.org. We are looking for a wide range of events run by community members and organisations. Your event could be a:

- sports taster session
- sports open day
- mini league/competition
- sports quiz
- discussion panel
- exercise class
- film night
- exhibition

This year, we are also encouraging clubs, groups and organisations to run events as LEAP Sports fundraisers, raising much needed funds for all LEAP's work. This includes supporting members of our community who suffer with poor mental health, working with refugees, developing new grassroots clubs, and providing sport opportunities for LGBTIQ+ youth. You can find our Fundraiser Guide here.

And if you're not sure about planning your own event, but you're still keen to help, please email festivalfortnight@leapsports.org. You can:

- volunteer at an existing event
- help with outreach during the festival
- donate/loan any equipment, venues or other goods

Or if you just want to take part, that’s great too!

Programme details and event listings are published from around the April/May prior to the Festival.