Grant scheme to support community groups and small organisations in delivering interventions which support LGBT people.
The Government Equalities Office is seeking to appoint an organisation to deliver an ‘LGBT Sector and Community Development Scheme’ in England from January 2019 to March 2020. The successful organisation(s) will do two things:
- Administer a grant scheme, distributing grants to small LGBT voluntary, community and charity sector groups and organisations.
- Deliver a range of skills development and training interventions to the same grant funding recipient organisations to help them scale, mature and operate more effectively.
The grant scheme is worth £400,000 (inclusive of any VAT). In addition, up to £200,000 (inclusive of VAT) is available to administer the grant scheme and to design and deliver the skills development and training interventions. It is expected that most of this will be used to design and deliver the latter interventions.
The grant scheme’s objective is to support community groups and small charitable organisations to deliver locally-based interventions that support and increase the visibility of LGBT people, addressing the findings from the national LGBT survey. These interventions are likely to include things like Pride events and local youth groups.
For more information see https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/14989497-9383-4e48-a4b2-a7d99a306509.