Festival Fortnight 2020 Small Grants Launched!
23rd January 2020
Festival Fortnight small grants applications are now live!
LEAP Sports Scotland's Festival Fortnight is back in 2020, running from 17th - 30th June. Festival Fortnight offers something for everyone, whether it's in the form of sport, 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, as well as 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.
Your event should help to achieve one of the following:
- Increase the visibility of LGBTI people in sport
- Increase the participation of LGBTI people in sport
- Raise awareness of LGBTI issues in sport
- Raise awareness of wider equality and human rights issues in sport
In particular, we would love to see a greater focus on intersectional events in this year’s programme.
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 celebrates of LGBTI participation and identity.
Interested in putting on an event, but not sure what?
Check out last year's programme here or watch the FF19 video at the bottom of this page for inspiration.
A community or sports group who needs a monetary hand?
A youth group who could do with a little cash?
Or do you already have a plan and don't need funding?
You can find more information on Festival Fortnight in our Partner Handbook. Don't hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org should you need help with planning or have any questions.