Inclusive Physical Activity & Sport

For projects getting the LGBT+ community participating in physical activity

Grants available up to £500 from an available fund of £3000.

This fund, inspired by our wellbeing theme of ‘Young At Heart’ aims to support LGBT+ people engaging in physical activity and sport. We’d particularly welcome applications which look to bring people together rather than taking part in isolation and those that seek to increase participation overall.

We encourage applications from projects that represent the broad diversity of the LGBT+ Community and that support the marginalised groups within it. We will consider each application on its merits in order to ensure that the funding and those benefiting from it are as diverse as possible.

Please ensure you have carefully read the criteria below before applying.

All Community Funds close to applications at Midnight on Monday 3rd August 2020. We anticipate successful awards will be made the following week. All projects must be completed, or be mostly committed by the 1st April 2021.

Fund Criteria

Applications to this fund must meet the below criteria. Applications submitted that do not meet this will not be processed. Please contact us if you are unsure:


Applications Open: 22nd June 2020
Applications Close: Midnight, 3rd August 2020
Grants Awarded: W/B 10 August 2020
Delivered By: 1st April 2021
Monitoring Returned: 1st June 2021

Who can apply?

Applications are open to any type of organisation or individuals, however please note:

  • If applying as an individual, you will be asked to provide a guarantor organisation/reference (someone who can support your application and ideally hold the funds for you),
  • If a group which does not have a legal entity, we’d expect to see a document like a terms of reference, rules or a constitution, and will require a guarantor/reference who would ideally hold the funds; If your group has a bank account we’ll require evidence of this,
  • As we hope this fund will make a difference to grassroots and community-led initiatives please note the applicant organisation should have an annual turnover less than £200,000pa. If it is over this please get in touch. Please note this threshold does not apply to the guarantor organisation.

Applications MUST:

  • Geography Funded initiatives must be delivered within and for the benefit of residents of the Liverpool City Region; either as a whole, or for one or more of its constituent boroughs (namely: Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens or Wirral). Organisations with a larger remit will be required to demonstrate that the funding will only be spent within the region.
  • Applicants under 18 – We are happy to consider applications from those under 18, however the application must be supported by a guarantor organisation that will hold the money on your behalf and support you. If you do not have an organisation to do so, please get in touch to be connected to one of our partners.
  • Appropriate Policies – We expect all applications to include the appropriate policies and risk assessments (where applicable) that are needed for the safe and compliant delivery of the project – such as your Safeguarding policy. You may be asked to provide or create these before the funding is awarded.
  • Accounts – If your organisation must legally file annual accounts then you’ll be required to provide a copy of your most recent submission.

What We Can’t Fund:

  • Unfortunately due to the limited funds available we are unable to fund personal expenses (unless incurred in the delivery of the project) and we are unable to consider hardship applications. Generally, the fund must be for the benefit of more than one person.
  • We cannot fund projects that negatively target a specific person, group or organisation.

Reporting & Monitoring

To ensure that funding is used for what it is awarded and to measure the impact of this we require all successful applicants to update us on progress and submit a final report at the end of the project. 

Our monitoring has been kept as simple as possible and will consist of quarterly ‘Keeping-in-Touch’ meetings or calls with the project delivery team and an end-of-grant form where you will confirm the measurable project outcomes such as:

  • How the project has met the outcomes you set in your application,
  • How many people the project has supported,
  • Where those that the project supported are from within Liverpool City Region,
  • Where possible, the demographics of those your project has supported,

We also encourage all applicants to share other more detailed evidence where possible such as case studies/stories from the project, testimonials, photos and video evidence and marketing coverage. All successful applicants agree to LCR Pride Foundation naming and promoting their project as part of promoting the work of our charity.

Financial Reporting

All successful applicants are required to keep clear financial records and demonstrate that the funding has been spent in line with the application, including seeking approval and to justify any significant differences from the budget in the application. Unspent funding at the end of the project must be returned to the fund.


Whilst we are unable to help with your application, our team, partners and sponsors are available to support the delivery of the projects or the creation of policies or documents that will help make the project possible. There are several points within the application where you can flag you need support to produce documents and we’ll have a jump-start meeting with all successful applicants before you get started.

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LCR Pride Foundation is a registered charity in England & Wales, no 1185167. Registered Company 11754074.