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This year, calls for proposals to finance projects from the Nordic LGBTI Fund are being issued for the first time.
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New Nordic fund to promote equal rights for LGBTI people

Since 2020, the Nordic countries have been working together to ensure that LGBTI people have equal rights, equal treatment and equal opportunities in the region. This year, calls for proposals to finance projects from the Nordic LGBTI Fund are being issued for the first time. The Fund aims to promote Nordic efforts to improve conditions for LGBTI people.

The strategy for new Nordic co-operation on improving conditions for LGBTI people will be put into effect in 2021. Part of this work is the new Fund, which aims to promote Nordic co-operation in the LGBTI area.

Projects that contribute to work for equal rights, equal treatment and equal 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 funding can, for example be used to develop common methods and new knowledge, and to hold conferences and build networks.

“The new Fund will strengthen the work to ensure equal rights, equal treatment and equal opportunities for LGBTI people in the Nordic countries. We know that there is a great deal of expertise, knowledge and the will to drive this development forward, in particular in civil society. And we hope that this will be reflected in the applications received,” says Thomas Blomqvist, Finland’s Minister for Nordic Co-operation and Gender Equality.

Preliminary 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

Nordic Information on Gender, NIKK,  is the administrator of the Nordic LGBTI Fund on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers and will accept applications after the summer of 2021. NIKK is  placed at the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research.

Read more about the Nordic LGBTI Fund on the NIKK website