LGBTQ2 projects fund call for proposals: Eligibility

We are no longer accepting applications for this call for proposals. The deadline for applications was June 30, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific time

2. Eligibility

To apply, you must meet all the following eligibility criteria.

Applicants and funding

All applicants must be legally constituted not-for-profit Canadian organizations that work primarily or entirely with LGBTQ2 communities. To show this you must provide your mandate and describe your organization’s experience.  

In exceptional circumstances, and where no such organization that works primarily or entirely with LGBTQ2 communities exist in a given region, community or population, an exception may be granted to the above. Please send an email to Call for Proposals Enquiries to confirm an exception prior to applying.

For these projects, the maximum amounts (total per project) are:

There are often extra costs of living and travelling in northern or remote areas. So, you may apply for an extra 25% for activities in these areas (see question Activity location type for definitions).


Projects should aim to start no earlier than late fall 2022 and must end by March 31, 2024.

Eligible Activities

Before starting an application, we 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 many identity factors that intersect to make us who we are. It also considers many other identity factors like ethnicity and age.

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

Examples of eligible project activities include

Note: Activities to support the project being culturally appropriate are eligible.

Note: Advocacy may be an eligible activity only if it is part of a larger project; advocacy is not eligible as a standalone activity or as the main objective of a project.

Note: Research may be an eligible activity only if it is part of a larger project, if it can be demonstrated that the research is necessary to achieve the aims of the project and can be completed within the timeframe of the project; research is not eligible as a standalone activity or as the main objective of a project.

Priorities will be given to proposals which

Ineligible activities

Activities that are not eligible include those that:


The Department will only fund eligible costs. Eligible costs are those that are necessary to support the purpose of the project. They must only be 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 funds for the same goal.  Otherwise, 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. It will remove costs that are not eligible, not necessary, or outside the range of the project.

Eligible costs

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

Direct costs (necessary to deliver the project)

Administrative costs (to manage and support the project)

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

Ineligible costs

Ineligible costs include

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