Introduction

Could you or your youth group put on an event for this year's Festival Fortnight
 
Festival Fortnight brings together a mixture of sport, cultural, academic, social and recreational events and activities. Co-ordinated by LEAP Sports Scotland, the festival aims to increase the visibility and participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Scottish sport. The festival also provides opportunities to raise awareness of LGBTI issues within sport and creates spaces to examine wider equality, inclusion and human rights issues within the world of sport and physical activity. 

This year's Festival Fortnight will take place from 17th - 30th June and the programme is already beginning to fill. We want to see lots of activities across the country for LGBTI young people to get involved in. To help make this happen, this small grants scheme allows youth groups and groups of young people, a small resource (£50-£100) to:
  • Put on a sports event
  • Hire a sports coach 
  • Attend a sports event 
Not sure what to do?
The grants are modest (£50-£100), but enough to run a session. Some past grant uses include: 
  • Hiring a yoga tutor
  • A boat trip on Loch Ness 
  • A night playing pool
  • A pool party 
  • A floorball taster session 
  • An intergenerational wii-fit tournament
Have your plan sorted?
Continue with this questionnaire to tell us what you'd like to do with your group and apply for our grant. If you do not need a grant, please list your event here. If you would like to apply for a sports/community group grant instead, click 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
The festival brochure will be printed in May, therefore the deadline for listing your event is April 16th, 5pm. Anything submitted after this date can be promoted as part of the festival online but not within the brochure, which will limit its reach.
 
We strongly recommend that you read the Festival Fortnight Partner Handbook for more information on how the festival works, further tips on writing the application and to see what's required from you 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 sirri@leapsports.org.
 
 

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