Get Out Get Active:
Funds For New Activity

Groups or individuals can apply for funding to support the creation of new types of physical  activity or sport in Liverpool. Funds can be used to hire facilities, provide training or mentorship and or promote activities not currently taking place.

Working alongside Liverpool City Council and Activity Alliance, this funding is now available to support and encourage LGBT+ people to get more involved in physical activity and to support the creation and growth of LGBT+ friendly teams, facilities and groups in Liverpool.

We encourage applications from projects that represent the broad diversity of the LGBT+ Community and that support groups that may be more marginalised groups within it. We will consider each application on its merits in order to ensure that the funding and those benefiting from it are as diverse as possible.

All funds are now open and will close on the 1st December.

Successful grants will be informed by the end of the following week.

*Please read all terms and conditions below before applying.

Fund Terms & Conditions

We are keen to encourage and support individuals and groups creating new opportunities for physical activity and/or sport in Liverpool – this generally means activity that is not currently taking place regularly or that currently has barriers for members of the LGBT+ community taking part – this could include (but not limited to) lack of facilities, policies or available spaces.

Applicants can apply for up to £250 to fund new physical activities or sport.

Applications must be received by 5pm on 1st December 2023. LCR Pride Foundation and judges reserve the right to award grants earlier than the closing date of the fund.

The judging panel is made up of representatives from LCR Pride Foundation and Liverpool City Council.

All funds granted from GOGA funding should be spent or totally committed by the 31st December 2023. The end-of-grant feedback must be completed by the 20th January 2024.

Applications are open to any type of organisation or individuals, however please note:

  • If an individual, you will be asked to provide a guarantor organisation/reference (someone who can support your application and ideally hold the funds for you)
  • If a group which does not have a legal entity, we’d expect to see a document like a terms of reference, rules or a constitution, and will require a guarantor/reference who would ideally hold the funds; If your group has a bank account we’ll require evidence of this.
  • As we hope this fund will make a difference to grassroots and community-led initiatives please note the lead organisation should have an annual turnover less than £200,000pa. If it is over this please get in touch.

Funded initiatives must be delivered for the benefit of residents of the city of Liverpool. We do appreciate that some physical/activity may take place outside of the city based on location of facilities or spaces. Organisations with a larger regional or national remit will be required to demonstrate that the funding will only be spent within the region.

We are happy to consider applications from those under 18, however the application must be supported by a guarantor organisation that will hold the money on your behalf. If you do not have an organisation to do so, please get in touch to be connected to one of our partners.

We expect all applications to include the appropriate policies and risk assessments (where applicable) that are needed for the delivery of the project – such as your Safeguarding policy. You may be asked to provide or create these before funding is awarded.

 

If your organisation must legally file annual accounts then you’ll be required to provide a copy of your most recent submission.

  • We cannot fund projects that negatively target a specific person, group or organisation.
  • We are not able to fund organisations that carry a risk of bringing our organisation, or our funders, into disrepute.
  • We cannot fund any individuals or organisations that are financial debtors to LCR Pride Foundation or have not returned monitoring information for previous funds.

To ensure that funding is used for what it is awarded and to measure the impact of this we require all successful applicants to update us on progress and submit a final report at the end of the project.

Our monitoring been kept as simple as possible and will consist of a quarterly ‘keeping in touch’ meeting or call with the delivery team and a end-of-grant form where you will confirm statistics like:

  • How the project has met the outcomes you set in your application,
  • How many people the project supported,
  • Where those the project supported are from in Liverpool,
  • Where possible the demographics of those your project has supported,


We also encourage all applicants to share other more detailed evidence where possible such as case studies/stories from the project, testimonials, photos and video evidence and marketing coverage.

All successful applicants are required to keep clear financial records and demonstrate that the funding has been spent in line with the application including seeking approval and to justify any significant differences from this. Unspent funding at the end of the project must be returned to the fund.