2SLGBTQI+ Community Capacity Fund: Eligibility

2. Eligibility

Applicants and funding

Applicants must meet all the following criteria:

Ineligible applicants include:

These are some examples of mandates from organizations that work primarily or entirely with 2SLGBTQI+ communities: 

These are some examples of mandates from organizations that do not work primarily or entirely with 2SLGBTQI+ communities:

You can only apply to this call for proposals once. This also means that you can only apply to one stream.

We will fund two types of projects:

Stream 1:  Eligible organizations that are incorporated or registered can apply for a total maximum amount of:

There are often extra costs of living and travelling in northern or remote areas. You may apply for an extra 35% for activities in these areas (see Activity location type question for definitions)  

Stream 2:  Eligible organizations that are not yet incorporated or registered can apply for a total maximum amount of:


Projects should aim to start no earlier than October 2023 and must end by March 31, 2026.

Eligible activities

Before starting an application, we encourage you to attend a virtual information session.

We also encourage you to take the free online course: Introduction to Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus)

GBA Plus is a process used to assess how diverse people may experience policies and programs. The “plus” in GBA Plus shows that GBA goes beyond sex and gender differences. We all have multiple identity factors that intersect to make us who we are. GBA Plus also considers many other identity factors like ethnicity and age.

The activities must align with the call for proposals’ objective.

Eligible project activities include:

We will prioritize proposals that:

Ineligible activities

The call for proposals will not support activities that:


The Department will only fund eligible costs. Eligible costs are those that are necessary to support the purpose of the project. We will only reimburse eligible costs incurred after the signature of the agreement. Read the Guidelines on Eligible Expenditures for Funding Programs for more information.

Total government funding for the project must not exceed 100% of eligible costs. This includes federal, provincial, territorial and municipal assistance for the same goal.  We will adjust the level of funding and seek reimbursement if necessary.

There are two categories of eligible costs:

The Department will determine the final value of funding.

Eligible costs

The Department will fund as many projects as possible to have a greater impact, but funding is limited. Please only request eligible costs that are necessary to deliver the project. This allows other projects to be funded. For this call for proposals, eligible costs include:

Direct costs (necessary to deliver the project):

Administrative costs (necessary to manage and support the project):

Include audit costs for projects of $300,000 and above in your administrative costs. The Department requires the following on an annual basis:

Administrative costs can be up to 20% of the total funding requested from the Department.

Ineligible costs

Ineligible costs include:

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