Unity Fund Application Opens

The Unity Fund is designed to build stronger communities by supporting LGBT+ grassroots organisations in London whose work enhances the lives of LGBT+ people. Your organisation can apply for up to £5,000.

We are keen to hear from all organisations that work to benefit the LGBT+ community. To ensure that the most marginalised voices are heard and able to benefit from this funding, we strongly encourage applications for projects led by LGBT+ people of colour, projects which involve Trans people, Non-Binary people, LGBT+ women, and those that are on the frontline in supporting LGBT+ communities during a crisis or major incident.

Make sure you have all the necessary information about your organisation ready. Once you begin your application there is no option to save your details. A list of all the questions asked can be found here. Please duplicate this template to plan your answers.

For any questions or support with your application please first read our FAQs and then contact [email protected]

Eligibility criteria

In order to apply for The Unity Fund, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • LGBT+ grassroots organisations that are advocating for and addressing the needs of LGBT+ people in London .

  • LGBT+ organisations with an annual budget not exceeding £100,000.

  • Established as a Charity, Community Interest Company (CIC) or Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). If neither, consideration can still be given, but applicants must be able to provide evidence of six month continuous activism and have a fiscal sponsor.

  • Able to provide a suitable plan on the use of the funding and for the avoidance of doubt, the funding should be aimed at promoting LGBT+ programs. 

What types of items can be funded?

  • Projects that will provide advancement to LGBT+ communities

  • Emergency funding for LGBT+ projects, groups or organisations that are on the frontline in supporting the community during a crisis or major incident

What will the grant programme not fund?

  • Projects from individuals

  • Salaries of full-time or part-time staff

  • Legal fees

  • Political groups

  • Activities that take place outside of the UK

  • Organisations or projects that will distribute the grant money to others

  • Commercial ventures 

Application process

Applications (including all supporting documents) must be received by Sunday 24th September 2023, 17:00 BST, to be considered. All completed forms received by Pride in London will be acknowledged.

On the acknowledgement receipt there will be a reference number for future use in any correspondence regarding the project. Please use this number as a point of reference if you have any queries regarding your application and need to contact us.

Application Form

The application form can be found in the following link