Introduction

Festival Fortnight brings together a mixture of sporting, cultural, academic, social and recreational events and activities. Coordinated by LEAP Sports Scotland, the festival takes place annually between 17th - 30th June. Traditionally, events have been live and in-person. This year we are asking those interested in hosting an event to consider whether their idea could be delivered online instead. 2020 has taught us how to get creative online, for some ideas please visit page 3 of our Partner Handbook.
 
Being a sports charity, we know that for some events there is no online substitute. It is our hope that Festival Fortnight 2021 will be a hybrid festival with a combination of online and in-person events. With Covid restrictions regularly adapting, we cannot guarantee that this will be the case. Nonetheless, if you would like to run an in-person event, we still encourage you to apply for a small grant and we can keep an eye on progress together.

Given the uncertainty surrounding in-person events at this year’s festival, there will not be a deadline for submitting small grant applications and these will be assessed on a rolling basis (until 17th June). This will allow those who wish to have a better understanding of June’s Covid-climate to have the time to do so before submitting. Bear in mind the later you leave it, the less promotion we can do and the higher risk that funding will already be allocated. 
 
We want to see plenty of activities for LGBTIQ+ people to get involved in. To help make this happen, this small grants scheme allows sports & physical activity groups and community groups a small resource to put on an event.

This year we're offering up to £250
 
If you require funding for your youth group, please fill out this application instead. If you don't require funding you can list your event here.
 
Although we encourage a wide variety of events, we do require that they meet at least one of the festival's aims and you will need to clearly demonstrate this in order to be included in the programme:
  • To increase the visibility of LGBTI people in sport
  • To increase the participation of LGBTI people in sport
  • To raise awareness of LGBTI issues in sport
  • To raise awareness of wider equality and human rights issues in sport
We strongly recommend that you read the Festival Fortnight Partner Handbook for more information on how the festival works, the latest from us on Covid, and to see what's required in terms of communication and promotion.
 
Thank you for your interest in Festival Fortnight. If you have any questions or require help with idea development or planning, please do not hesitate to email info@leapsports.org.

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