The global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus is taking its toll on many people, including LGBTIQ communities.
In fact, in times of crisis, vulnerable groups become even more vulnerable.
Due to lockdowns and curfews, countless LGBTIQ people have lost their source of income, and consequently their homes.
Many of us can not turn to our families due to a lack of acceptance. LGBTIQ shelters are under quarantine, shut down, or oversubscribed.
Many LGBTIQ people face challenges in accessing healthcare on a day to day basis.
Now, this access is even more restricted, as health systems are overstretched with COVID-19 patients.
Due to social distancing requirements, they no longer have access to community centers or events.
These are only the immediate effects of the crisis.
On the horizon budget cuts for LGBTIQ organizations are looming, as donors might have to scale down or redirect the support they can provide. Unemployment is on the rise, small businesses struggling and when or how the economy will rebuild unknown.
OutRight recognizes that needs are different from community to community, and that local organizations know best what the immediate needs are.
1. To be eligible for a grant, organizations must work directly with and for LGBTIQ people (including MSM groups, trans groups, LBQ groups, and intersex groups), and be based outside the USA, Canada, the European Economic Area, the UK, Switzerland, Australia or New Zealand.
2,. Unfortunately, OutRight cannot issue grants to individuals.
3. The form is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic.
Utilize This Offer
The fund offers grants between 2,500 and 10,000 USD to LGBTIQ organizations, registered and not-registered, based OUTSIDE the USA, Canada, the European Economic Area, the UK, Switzerland, Australia or New Zealand.
The grants can be used for any emergency that has occurred as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, such as immediate support to community members to buy food or medicine, provide shelter, or pay rent and utilities for LGBTIQ organizations.
To apply for a grant, please fill in the application form.
The form is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic.
There is no deadline.
OutRight accepts applications while funds last and for as long as this crisis needs us to do so in solidarity with our colleagues and friends all around the world.
For more information, please visit https://outrightinternational.org/applications-are-open-covid19-lgbtiq-e...