EGLSF Board is pleased to announce as 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) a new initiative to support the development of inspirational local projects amongst EGLSF members.

This grant program on Good Practices Development for Challenging Violence and Intolerance in Sport is opened to all EGLSF members which can apply for up to 800 Euros (for projects with up to 1,000 Euros costs for which 20% is to be co-financed by the applicants) for one-off local projects where there is a clear aim to:

- Improve or enhance the fight against discrimination or exclusion of LGBTs in sport;
- Improve or enhance integration in sport of LGBTs or coming out of lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes;
- Encourage communication between LGBT sports groups, fans clubs and tournaments
- Support the establishment of new LGBT sports groups, particularly in areas where few exist;
- Improve access to LGBT sports groups by underrepresented groups, including, but not exclusively, women, minority ethnic communities, disabled people (including those living with HIV), younger and older LGBTs.

There will be up to 20 grants awarded for local projects realized during the period running from December 1rst, 2011 to February, 28th, 2013. Submitted projects should not overlap with the program “Football For Equality II”. Few grants will be available for non-EGLSF members.

The decision on which grants to fund will be made by EGLSF Board.

Two Mini-Conferences will be organized, one in 2012 and another one, in March 2013 to present projects and share outcomes amongst participants. This participation is required for all the selected projects.

A Good Practice Booklet highlighting examples of good practices enabled by the program for challenging homophobic violence and intolerance in sport will be produced at the end of the project period.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2012. A second call for proposals will be opened during the summer 2012 depending of the number of selected projects through this initial call for proposals.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2010.

Application pack:

- Good Practices Development: Information for Applicants
- Good Practices Development: Application form
- Good Practices Development: Monitoring form