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EuroCentralAsian Lesbian* Community (EL*C) Emergency small grants to lesbian groups in Europe and Central Asia

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 17, 2020 from Brazil
Expires on December 30, 2021

In the current crisis caused by the COVID-19, lesbian communities find themselves in particularly precarious situations.

In order to respond to this urgency, EL*C is providing small grants to lesbian groups that are in urgent need of financial support due to the Covid-19 crisis.

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Small grants are intended only for lesbian led groups in Europe and Central Asia, that are working primarily on supporting and advancing the position of lesbian communities. Lesbian groups can be registered and not-registered.

These grants are not intended to support individual applicants.

Small grants can only be used in response to the Covid-19 crises, which may include:
1) Direct support and services to the lesbian community (such as food, shelter, psychosocial support, etc.);
2) Advocacy activities (such as advocating for Covid-19 response measures that are inclusive of lesbian needs and interests);
3) Communication and campaigning activities (such as social media campaigns, press clipping, online tools, etc);
4) Operating costs (such as office costs, rent, utilities, etc).

Grants can range from 500 EUR up to 3000 EUR.

There is no deadline to apply, as EL*C will be receiving applications on rolling basis, subject to funding availability.

EL*C Selection Committee will be evaluating applications as they come, and will be informing applicants as soon as possible.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 17, 2020
Nov 17, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write (baby steps...) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left upper corner);
b) Click on Explore Topics OR Explore Regions;
c) Type the name of your country in the Search space;
d) Then search for offers that may suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Nov 18, 2020
Nov 18, 2020

Thanks, Ana.