Thanks to our continued partnership with Barclays, £15,000 of funding is available for community-led projects supporting LGBT+ people in Liverpool City Region.

Applications are now open for grants of up to £1000 for projects taking place in Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens or Wirral that support the LGBT+ community that live, work and visit there. This funding is made possible thanks to a major three-year partnership with LCR Pride Foundation’s long-standing supporter Barclays.

Barclays have supported the LCR Pride Foundation since it was established in 2019, initially as Headline Sponsor for Pride in Liverpool and continuing that support through the difficulties posed by COVID19, where working together funds were used to support grass-roots organisations to continue their work in challenging times.

LCR Pride Foundation is particularly interested in funding projects that benefit LGBT+ people living in the wider region (rather than exclusively Liverpool), that would otherwise not be funded or impact parts of the community that are often disproportionately marginalised. Please read the FAQs carefully before requesting an application form.

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*Please read all terms and conditions below before applying.

Fund FAQs

This means that the funding does not have to be focused on a particular event or theme, this funding has been designed to allow creative projects that bring our community together, collaborate or meet a need to be funded.

Applicants can apply for up to £1000 to fund creative projects that should be delivered by 1st September 2024 – however, we suggest that a lower amount is applied for as demand is expected to be high, we expect most funded projects will be between £500-£750.

Applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 6th March 2024. LCR Pride Foundation and the fund panel reserve the right to award grants earlier than the closing date of the fund.

The judging panel for this fund is made up of four people – two representatives of LCR Pride Foundation (the organisation’s CEO and a board member) as well as two representatives of our presenting sponsor, Barclays.

All funds granted from this round of funding should be spent or totally committed by the 1st September 2024. The end-of-grant feedback must be completed by the end of 2024. Further rounds of funding may open during this time. Projects that are incomplete may not be able to apply for further funding.

To apply for the fund the applicant must be an established organisation or group or have the support of a guarantor if they are an individual/ informal group. 

Accepted types of Organisations/Group: 

  • Company, charity, CIC, CIO etc, with governing document and accounts, 
  • Community Group, with formal structure, with governing document/constitution and accounts, 
  • Commercial Organisation/Statutory Services, where it can be demonstrated that the project is being led by an autonomous group within (such as a staff network) and internal support towards the scheme is there. 


Individuals or community groups without a formal structure can apply with support of guarantor – which is, a company, charity or other organisation with governing document, who has agreed to the T&Cs set out in this document and to hold the money / guarantee against non-delivery. The guarantor will be liable for returning the funding if non-delivery or misuse takes place.

Funded initiatives must be delivered for the benefit of LGBT+ people across Liverpool City Region. We are particularly interested in funding projects that take place or serve audiences from outside of Liverpool.

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 you are unsure or need support with these please get in touch.

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, this includes political parties. We are not able to fund organisations that, in our opinion, carry a risk of bringing our organisation, or our funders, into disrepute (either directly or indirectly).We cannot fund any individuals or organisations that are financial debtors to LCR Pride Foundation or have not returned required 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. We will set the periods we would expect updates with you once funding is awarded.

Our monitoring been kept as simple as possible and will consist of a ‘keeping in touch’ meeting, budget tracker and/or calls with the delivery team. We will also provide you with an 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. LCR Pride Foundation reserves the right to seek funds to be returned should the project not be delivered as set out in the grant agreement timeline or proposal. LCR Pride Foundation may use civil recovery agencies where required.