Preventing & Fighting Homophobic Violence & Intolerance in Sport – Pride in Sport: Good Practice Development
Second Round opens 5th September 2012

The EGLSF Board is pleased to announce a new initiative to support the development of inspirational local projects amongst EGLSF members and other interested sports organisations. The funding is part of the EU project “Preventing and Fighting Homophobic Violence and Intolerance in Sport – Pride in Sport” funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture – Sport unit). There are 12 grants available. Each grant is worth 1000 Euros, but 200 Euros must be match funded by the applicant.

Who can apply?

The Good Practice Development fund is open to all EGLSF members and other interested sports organisations.

All applicant organisations must be based in the European Union, but we encourage partnership projects with organisations based outside of the EU where the applicant is based in an EU country.

Funding criteria

Funding will be given for one-off local projects where there is a clear aim to:

– To raise awareness and understanding of homophobia and practice which discriminates against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people in sport

– To enhance the capacity of LGBT sports groups and networks both on a local/national/pan-European level to share knowledge and contribute to the debate on best practice in LGBT inclusion in sport

– To promote LGBT human rights through sport, bridging the gap between new member states in the East and old member states in the West

– To improve networks of those working to combat homophobia and promote LGBT inclusion in sport across Europe – including grass roots organisations, Sports Governing Bodies and campaigning organisations.

Funding requirements

All applicants are required to:

– Submit their constitution/set of rules and the most recent set of audited accounts/financial statements alongside their application.

All successful applicants are required to:

– Acknowledge funding from the European Commission Directorate-General for Education and Culture on any publications report, flyers, leaflets or websites associated with the grant. Logos will be supplied on acknowledgement of successful applications.

– Complete their projects by December 21st 2012. To complete the project, funded organisations must submit a 1 page evaluation of the project as well as evidence of spending on the project in the form of receipts and invoices (see attached monitoring form).

Information supplied in the evaluations of the projects will be used to create a best practice handbook on challenging homophobic violence and intolerance in sport
Finally, successful organisations are required to attend one mini conference (either in Utrecht October 2012 or in Antwerp in March 2013 dependent on the concluding date of the project) to present their project and share outcomes with other funded groups (travel and accommodation (where necessary) will be paid for by EGLSF).

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below. Send the application form to megan@eglsf.info. The deadline for applications is 05/10/2012.

Next steps

The decision on which projects to fund will be made by the EGLSF Board. You will hear on the success of your application by 20/10/2012.

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