Capital Pride’s 2023 Community Project Fund provides funding to groups to support an event or programming during the Capital Pride Festival, August 19-27. Events and programming should further one (or more) of Capital Pride’s objectives: education, advocacy, celebration and connection. Successful applicants may receive up to $1,000.

The deadline to apply is June 26, 2023. Recipients are expected to be notified by June 30. 

Eligibility Criteria:

All applications must fulfill the eligibility criteria in order to pursue the Community Project Fund. The criteria are as follows:

  • The applicant must be a nonprofit organization or a community group; 
  • The group or organization must operate in the National Capital Region, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation or Pikwakanagan First Nation;
  • The organization must serve the 2SLGBTQ+ community as a central mission, or have a significant program which serves the 2SLGBTQ+ community, or the group must have a central focus on the 2SLGBTQ+ community, or have a significant interest in elevating and supporting the 2SLGBTQ+ community;
  • The event must take place during the 2022 Festival, August 19-27, 2023.

Please note that collaborative projects across different organizations or groups are welcome and encouraged, but to apply one organization must be identified as the lead applicant on behalf of the partners.

Applicants organizing events or programming that serves marginalized and/or traditionally underrepresented communities within the 2SLGBTQ+ community will be prioritized and include events or programming for trans people and non-binary people, racialized people, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, migrants, and people from other marginalized communities.