Unity Fund Frequently Asked Questions
Key information about the Unity Fund
How can I apply?
Applications for the Unity Fund 2022 are to be submitted through our Typeform. To view and submit your application, go here.
Applicants will need:
Details of a primary contact who will be responsible for grant activity.
Details about the organisation, where it operates, its objectives and main activities.
Details about how many people are involved in the organisation and the names of all Trustees, Management Committee or Non-Executive Directors.
A summary of the work you are planning and what the requested grant is for.
Details about the difference your project will make.
How many people will benefit from the grant and which communities the project will focus on.
How much funding you are requesting and what it will be used for.
Organisations bank account details (account must be in the name of the applicant organisation).
Governing Document/Constitution and your annual accounts or income/expenditure report.
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy (if applicable).
How many applications can an organisation submit?
Each organisation may submit one (1) application. In the event that an organisation submits more than one (1) application, Pride in London will only consider the first application.
When do applications close?
Applications close on Sunday 14th August 2022 at 17:00 BST (GMT+1).
What is the eligibility criteria?
In order to apply for The Unity Fund, applicants must meet the following criteria:
LGBT+ grassroot organisations that are advocating for and addressing the needs of LGBT+ people in London .
LGBT+ organisations operating with a yearly budget of not more than £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 type of item can be funded?
Projects that will provide advancement to the LGBT+ Community.
Emergency funding for LGBT+ projects, groups or organisations that are on the frontline in supporting the community during a crisis or major incident.
What type of item will not be funded?
Projects from individuals
Salaries of full-time or part-time staff
Activities that take place outside of the UK
Organisations or projects that will distribute the grant money to others
What questions are on the application?
You can view all of the application questions here.
Where can I learn more about the Unity Fund?
Visit our website to discover the history of the Unity Fund, previous recipients and their achievements.
Can applicants appeal outcome decisions?
No, all decisions are final. Pride in London will not be able to entertain any appeals.
Are there any conditions to using the awarded grant?
The grant must be used for the objectives detailed in your application and must be accounted for as a restricted fund.
Successful grant applicants will be expected to provide Pride in London with a short report / case study and pictures, 6 months after receiving funds and then a final report at the end of the project.
Will successful applicants be required to do any public announcements?
Yes. If successful, applicants shall provide acknowledgement of funding being provided by Pride in London in their outward facing presence e.g. press releases, social media, advertisements, websites etc. Use of Pride in London trademarks or logos or any intellectual property shall be subject to the appropriate usage terms.
Are there any other important terms applicants should know?
Successful applicants will be required to sign and return a formal acknowledgement form before payment(s) is released.
Pride in London reserves the right to withdraw funding at any time upon providing notice to applicants in the event Pride in London finds concerns in the way the funding is being used.
Payment will be made to the nominated bank account within 30 days and excludes any taxes due. If the funding attracts taxes due on the applicant, Pride in London will not be liable for such taxes.
Pride in London will be in regular contact to monitor progress and to ensure that funds granted are making a positive impact on LGBT+ communities.
From time to time as may be required, Pride in London shall reserve the right to audit successful applicant's documentation to determine that the use of the funding is in accordance with the terms of the grant.
The applicant shall ensure compliance with all relevant legislation.