Festival Fortnight 2023 Small Grants Launched

28th February 2023

Festival Fortnight 2023 Small Grants Launched

Festival Fortnight 2023 Event Listings, Small Grants and Partner Handbook now available!

LEAP Sports are excited to launch the event listing and small grants scheme for Festival Fortnight 2023, Scotland’s annual LGBTIQ+ sports festival held between the 17th and 30th of June. Festival Fortnight (FF) aims to increase the visibility and participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people in Scottish sport. 

LEAP Sports can also offer community, sport/physical activity and youth groups a small grant to support activity during Festival Fortnight. These are designed to help cover the costs of events run as part of the festival. We offer three types of financial support:

  1. Up to £100 for youth groups;
  2. Up to £250 for sport and community groups;
  3. Up to £500 for sport and community groups running a national LGBTIQ+ open tournament, with the premise that this will become an annual Festival Fortnight event.

To apply for a small grant, you will need to fill in one of our online forms for either (1) youth groups or (2) sport and community groups (£250 & £500), providing information on your event. The deadline for small grant applications is Thursday 27th April 2023.

If you do not require financial support, you can list your event here. Listing an event as part of FF is free. If you are already planning an event during 17th to 30th of June feel free to list it! The event does not need to be specifically planned for the festival.

We have produced a Partner Handbook to guide you through the process of becoming part of the festival.

We will be running two Grants Information Sessions on Thursday 23rd March, 6pm, and Wednesday 12th April, 6:30pm. This is to help groups and individuals with the application questions and idea generation for events. You can sign-up to the March session HERE or the April session HERE.

Every group or organisation is different, but you might find FF aids you in attracting more LGBTIQ+ members, helps you show solidarity with the LGBTIQ+ sporting community, increases your awareness of the issues at play, or facilitates celebration of LGBTIQ+ participation and identity. Reasons for participating are numerous and diverse. 

If you have any questions about putting on an event or about Festival Fortnight in general, please contact the FF team at

Written on 28th February 2023.