COMMUNITY EVENT FUNDING PROGRAM
Do you want to organize an event during the 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 that celebrate our history, build bridges between diverse communities, enrich quality of life for residents, and foster community pride.
The goal of the Community Event Funding Program is to offer financial assistance to help community event ideas become a reality. Funds will be distributed in a way that ensures diverse communities and events receive the support they require. The average funding amount envisioned for this program ranges from $250 - $500, with a maximum of $1,000, supporting events that are:
- organized by a registered non-profit society, adhoc group, or individual;
- held within the geographical boundaries of the Halifax Regional Municipality;
- are organized primarily for the benefit of 2SLGBTQ+ community members;
- coincide with the Halifax Pride Festival.
Funding decisions will be made by a committee of community volunteers. All decisions will be final and applicants will be notified of the results by April 1, 2018
In reviewing applications, the selection committee will prioritize:
- Events organized by and/or focusing on QBIPOC and Trans communities
- Free events
- New events
- Events that account for mobility and accessibility concerns
CLICK HERE to complete the online application form. Application deadline is March 20, 2018. Half the awarded funds will be sent following approval of the application, with the second half sent following receipt of an event report.
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 or Pride Guide. A separate call for event submissions for the Pride Guide will be announced in the coming weeks.
If you have questions/ comments on the Community Event Funding Program, please contact Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org.