Festival Fortnight '19 Small Grants Launched

8th February 2019

Festival Fortnight '19 Small Grants Launched

Festival Fortnight small grants applications are live!

LEAP Sports Scotland's Festival Fortnight is back with our new dates, 17th - 30th June. LEAP wants Festival Fortnight to offer something for everyone, whether it's in the form of sporting, recreational, academic, social or cultural events. The festival aims to increase the visibility and participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Scottish sport and explore LGBTI and wider equality and human rights issues in sport. In order to meet these aims and encourage a diverse and exciting programme, we are offering small grants to youth, community and sports (including physical activity) groups across the country. 

Grants are bigger and better than ever before. This year we are also offering up to £500 for sports and community groups running a LEAP National LGBTI open-tournament, with the premise that this will become an annual Festival Fortnight event.

Festival Fortnight is open to anyone who wants to run an event during the two week period. Running an event for Festival Fortnight can help you in a multitude of ways. Every group or organisation is different, but you might find FF aids you in attracting more LGBTI members, helps you show solidarity with the LGBTI sporting community, increases your awareness of the issues at play, or facilitates celebration of LGBTI participation and identity. 

Interested in putting on an event, but not sure what?

Check out last year's programme here or view the FF18 video at the bottom of this page for inspiration

A community or sports group who needs a monetary hand?

Click here for more information

A youth group who could do with a little cash?

Click here for more information

Or do you already have a plan and don't need funding?

List your event here

You can find more information on Festival Fortnight in our Partner Handbook. Don't hesitate to get in touch at should you need help with planning or have any questions. 

Written on 8th February 2019.