COMMUNITY EVENT FUNDING PROGRAM

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Do you want to organize an event during the Halifax Pride Festival, but require a little support? The Halifax Pride Society is eager to support those who wish to create and host 2SLGBTQ+ community events during the Halifax Pride Festival.

The call for Community Event Funding is now closed. Applications are open from January-February each year for the upcoming festival.

Program Outline

The goal of this program is to offer financial assistance to help community event ideas become a reality. Funds will be distributed in a way that prioritizes diverse communities and events. Applications may request funds up to $1,000, supporting events that are:

  1. Organized by an individual, registered non-profit society, or adhoc group;

  2. Held within the geographical boundaries of the Halifax Regional Municipality;

  3. Are organized primarily for the benefit of 2SLGBTQ+ community members;

  4. Coincide with the Halifax Pride Festival.

Those producing events for the 2SLGBTQ+ community during the festival are not required to apply to this program to be included in the Halifax Pride Guide. The Halifax Pride Society does not select or curate community events for inclusion in the Halifax Pride Festival. Successful applicants will be asked to meet with Pride organizers to review plans in the lead-up to the festival.

Selection Process

Funding decisions will be made by a committee of community volunteers. All decisions will be final and applicants will be notified of the results in March. In reviewing applications, the selection committee will prioritize:

  • Events organized by and/or focusing on QTBIPOC and gender non-conforming communities

  • Free events

  • New events

  • Events that account for accessibility concerns

Half the awarded funds will be sent following approval of the application, with the second half sent following receipt of an event report.

If you have questions/ comments on the Community Event Funding Program, please contact the Heather, Programming Coordinator, at heather@halifaxpride.com.