Apply for funding

PlanetRomeo Foundation welcomes funding requests from small-scale projects for the community, by the community. In supporting projects, the Foundation seeks to maintain a balance between accessibility, quality and project accountability.

What projects qualify for funding?

  • Projects which align with PlanetRomeo Foundation's vision, mission and priority themes.
  • Small-scale, preferably emerging, grassroots projects.
  • Projects initiated by the LGBTI community which aim to involve, mobilize and activate that same community.
  • Organizations or projects with little or no access at all to mainstream sources of funding.
  • Projects which complement current or previous activities.

What projects do not qualify?

  • Projects with health as a primary objective. Although PlanetRomeo Foundation considers health to be an important issue, it is already the domain of a large number of professional organizations, each with their own specific expertise. For this reason the Foundation does not give priority to this theme.
  • Projects with religious aims as a primary objective. An exception is made for initiatives in countries and regions where religious institutions are interlinked with and in support of local LGBTI communities. This also goes for projects which aim at challenging the religious opposition, i.e. religious institutes or persons who undermine LGBTI rights.
  • Projects with political aims as a primary objective.
  • Projects which seek to cover overhead costs, running costs and/or fundraising costs as a primary objective.
  • Projects which seek to provide travel costs for participation in international sports tournaments.
  • Projects aimed at supporting art for art's sake or supporting individual artists.
  • Applications from individuals for travel, living an/or study costs.

How to submit a funding request

  • Funding request forms can be obtained by using our contact form.
  • Detailed guidelines are included in the form.
  • The project plan should be logical and must contain a clear link between goals, methods, activities, budget and people involved.
  • The minimum amount that can be requested is € 500.
  • The maximum amount that can be requested is € 5,000.
  • Funding requests can be submitted by e-mail only.
  • Funding requests must be submitted in English.

When to submit a funding request

  • Funding requests should be submitted at least four months prior to the start of the project.
  • Deadlines: January 1st; April 1st; July 1st and October 1st.
  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their request within one month after the submission deadline.
  • The Foundation recognizes that in special circumstances a project may require more immediate support. If this is the case please provide additional information when submitting the request.