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Apply for funding for efforts to improve conditions for LGBTI people

This autumn, the Nordic LGBTI* Fund opens up for applications for funding for the second time. The purpose is to promote Nordic co-operation within the field and to improve conditions for LGBTI people in the region. The call opens on 1 September.

The work to improve the living conditions of LGBTI people is an important part of Nordic co-operation and of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ vision of becoming the world’s most sustainable and integrated region. Since 2020, the Nordic Council of Ministers has been co-operating to promote equal rights and opportunities for LGBTI people in the Nordic region. One part of this work is the Nordic LGBTI Fund, which is administrated by NIKK on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers. This autumn, the Fund opens up for applications for the second year in a row.

Who can apply for funding?

Dialogue and co-operation are one of the cornerstones of Nordic collaboration. The Nordic LGBTI Fund provides the opportunity for this. The Fund finances projects where at least three organisations, from at least three Nordic countries, collaborate. The call is open to various activities and organisations, such as voluntary organisations, authorities and companies.

Projects that contribute to Nordic interests and work for equal rights and opportunities for LGBTI people in the Nordic countries can apply for financing from the Fund. A total of DKK 238,000 will be distributed.

The activities should start during 2021 and are to be carried out within two years. The funding can be used to develop common methods and new knowledge, and to hold conferences and build networks, etc.

Important dates for the Nordic LGBTI Fund

You need to apply via a form, which will be available from nikk.no during the application period.

  • 1 September – the call opens
  • 30 September – deadline for applications
  • November/December – decisions notified to applicants
  • December – contracts will be signed 

The fund is administered by NIKK, Nordic Information on Gender, a Nordic cooperation body under the Nordic Council of Ministers (placed at the National Secretariat for Gender Research)

 

*LGBTI is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex. Although the abbreviations used in the various Nordic countries may differ, LGBTI is the acronym used in all official Nordic co-operation as it is equivalent to what is used in other international organisations.