2SLGBTQI+ Projects Fund 2024 Call for Proposals: Eligibility

We are no longer accepting applications for this call for proposals. The deadline for applications was April 10, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific time.

2. Eligibility 


All applicants under this call for proposals must meet the following criteria:

If your organization is approved an exception, it must still meet all other applicant eligibility criteria. 

Here are some examples of mandates of eligible organizations

Here are some examples of mandates of ineligible organizations:

Applicants that are not eligible include:


There are often extra costs of living and travelling in northern or remote areas. You may apply for an extra 35%, for activities that happen in these areas. See Activity location type for more information.

Organizations can only apply once for this call for proposals.


Projects should start no earlier than September 2024 and must end by March 31, 2027.


Before starting an application, we encourage you to take the free online course: Introduction to Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus).

Eligible activities

All activities must align with this call for proposals’ objective.

Here are some examples of eligible activities to advance equality for 2SLGBTQI+ people:

The following activities will only be eligible as part of a broader project if they are necessary to advance this call for proposals’ objective:


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 examples of eligible costs 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. Eligible costs include:

Direct costs (necessary to deliver activities):

Administrative costs (a portion of 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:

New! WAGE now offers two options for administrative costs:

You can only choose one option. See budget section for more information.

Ineligible costs

Ineligible costs include:

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