IGLYO — The International LGBTQI Youth & Student Organisation is the world’s largest LGBTQI Youth and Student member-based organisation, counting more than 115 Member Organisations in 39 countries across the Council of Europe Region.
IGLYO’s mission is to advance the rights of LGBTQI youth, fight for equality and inclusion, and empower LGBTQI youth voices through international training and events, thematic research and advocacy campaigns, online tools and resources, networking activities, and more.
IGLYO is excited to announce the opening of the second edition of its IGLYO Grants Programme, or “Financial Support to Third Parties”, as funded by the CERV Programme 2021-2027 of the European Commission.
This grant scheme is open only to IGLYO’s Member Organisations registered in European Union Member States. The reason why IGLYO Grants 2024 is only open to IGLYO Member Organisations based in the EU is because this project is funded by the European Commission. IGLYO acknowledges that a large part of its membership is based outside of the EU, and we are therefore working to find ways to receive funding from other sources for this programme, and extend the Grants Programme beyond the EU in the future.
Please make sure to read both the open call and the Terms & Conditions (further down the page) and send your application through this application form by 17 March 2024. You can also download both in this PDF Document.
In early 2023, we were thrilled to launch our new IGLYO Grants Programme, as a continuation of our Mentoring Project 2021/2022. The aim is to increase IGLYO’s impact by supporting our Members’ activities on the ground, as well as their work directly addressing the needs of local communities.
Building on our first grant cycle in 2023, IGLYO will provide further grants for 3 new projects implemented by our Member Organisations in 2024. In addition to financial assistance, IGLYO will support the grantees with expertise in the areas of:
Moreover, IGLYO aims to build the capacities of grantees in managing and reporting projects funded by donors.
Through this call, IGLYO’s Member Organisations registered in the EU are invited to submit simple concept proposals for projects in one of the three streams described below. If your project is pre-selected by IGLYO, you will be asked to submit a more detailed proposal. After this second round of applications, IGLYO will select one project for each of the three streams.
The proposals can be for initiatives or activities complementing other projects that the organisations already implement.
Your project proposal needs to address one of the following topics:
Your project can include activities such as:
Your project can include activities such as:
To apply for this stream, your organisation needs to be trans- and/or intersex-led.
Your project can include activities such as
Within each of the thematic streams described above, your project should include a number of activities among the ones listed below.
The IGLYO Grants Programme aims to support the work of Member Organisations in the most effective and efficient way possible. This also means giving you flexibility and ownership in designing activities that work for your own context. This list of eligible activities does not aim to limit your creativity, but rather wants to give you some inspiration and some guidelines on how to build your proposal.
More detailed information is provided in the annexed Terms and Conditions section (see below), which all applicants are required to read carefully and agree to. Nonetheless, here are some elements to already consider:
The Programme is open to IGLYO’s Member Organisations which cumulatively meet the following criteria:
The maximum amount of IGLYO’s financial assistance is €10,000 for each project.
Please carefully read the Terms and Conditions below and submit a proposal by filling in our Concept Proposal Form, before 17 March 2024 at 23:59 CET.
On 29 February 2024 at 12-13:00 CET, IGLYO is organising an info session with Members based in the EU to explain in detail how the Grants Programme works, what we expect in the first and second rounds of applications, and to answer all your questions and doubts. If you are an IGLYO Member based in the EU, you can register for this session here.
If you have any questions, please write an email to Viola (she/her), IGLYO’s Programmes Manager, at email@example.com.
IGLYO Grants Programme 2024 (the Programme) is a grant assistance opportunity provided by the International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) to three of its Member Organisations (MOs) registered in one of the European Union Member States.
The Programme takes place over 7 months and includes several online meetings, one visit from an IGLYO staff member, and financial support for the project implemented by the MO. The Programme is funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) Programme 2021-2027 of the European Union.
By agreeing to participate in this Programme, the MOs and the assigned Project Coordinator will abide by the Programme and IGLYO regulations, in addition to complying with their national laws that may be relevant to their participation, such as, for example but not limited to: gathering in groups in public or private spaces, video/audio recording in public spaces, creating and visualising content that addresses LGBTQI issues, accounting, etc.
The Programme is based on a simple format:
First round of applications: 12/02/2024 - 17/03/2024
Evaluation of the first round of applications: 17/03/2024 - 25/03/2024
Second round of applications: 26/03/2024 - 11/04/2024
Selected projects announcement: mid-April 2024
IGLYO will form a panel of at least three staff and Board Members, representing different departments and areas of expertise. Each panel member will evaluate the concept notes received according to the following indicators:
Moreover, the evaluation panel will prioritise:
Based on all these factors, the panel members will select a maximum of two organisations per stream to invite to submit a full proposal. The full proposals will be assessed according to the same procedure as the concept notes.
Applicants will be entitled to feedback relating to their evaluation both in the cases of successful applications and for unsuccessful applications. Should an applicant feel we have assessed their application unfairly they can submit an appeal to the IGLYO Board. The IGLYO Board represents the membership and will review the application process, giving a report back to the applicants within 3 weeks of receipt of the complaint.
The grants disbursed by IGLYO are based on a lump-sum budget.
MOs invited to the second round of applications will receive a list of deliverables, each one with specific benchmarks associated with lump sums. IGLYO will define the evidence necessary to prove the completion of different types of deliverables. The MO will select deliverables and benchmarks appropriate for their project, thereby building a lump-sum-based budget.
The maximum amount of financial support per project is €10,000.
IGLYO will make available to the implementing MO and the Project Coordinator a set of project monitoring tools which will be shared on an internet cloud service, as well as templates for the technical reporting of the project.
At the end of the project, the grant recipient will need to submit adequate evidence of the completion of all deliverables and benchmarks. The final instalment of the grant will be calculated based on those deliverables and benchmarks.
No financial report will be required by IGLYO. Nonetheless, the MO still needs to keep their accounts in order and guarantee orderly financial management of the grant. All the expenses will have to be done according to the law of the country where the MO is based. No illegal services/goods will be purchased by the MO, and IGLYO is not responsible if the purchase of the services/goods is not done in compliance with the national law of the country where the MO is based.
IGLYO will collect limited personal information from the people involved in the Programme application process. This information might include: full ID names, pronouns, email addresses, phone numbers. This information will only be used so that the selection process is successful, by being able to contact the submitting MOs, ask for clarifications, negotiate the proposal and agree on the final version of the proposal to be implemented.
IGLYO may also collect limited personal information from the people involved in the Grants Programme activities and initiatives for the exclusive purpose of donor reporting and quantifying the results of the Programme. IGLYO will not use this information for any publicity or promotion or further contact with the participants. However, these provisions do not impact how IGLYO can use participants’ information in promotions and social media campaigns, as long as their consent is secured before promotions and social media campaigns are published.
This grant scheme is open only to IGLYO’s Member Organisations registered in European Union Member States and is funded by the CERV Programme 2021-2027 of the European Union.
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