The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) is pleased to announce that the LGBT Community Fund has awarded a total of NGN600,000 in funding to four recipients this quarter. The Application Review Board of the LGBT Community Fund made the selections for the award.

The recipients are two vocational training awardees (who were provided with NGN 150,000 each) and two awardees for the Small and Medium Enterprises category (provided with NGN 150,000 each).

This is the second award to be made by the Fund this year. A total of seven (7) applications were received for the second quarter of 2016, from which four entries were selected. Rejected applications were based on issues of inappropriate bank statements, Referral issues and vague reasons for request.

About the LGBT Community Fund

The LGBT Community Fund is a quarterly award that polls resources from members of the LGBT community and their allies in order to increase economic empowerment for other LGBT community members across Nigeria. The Fund is expected to increase the economic power of the Nigerian LGBT community and strengthen community involvement and ownership in the fight for LGBT equality in Nigeria. The Fund is a local initiative and intended solely for LGBT persons living in Nigeria.

Interested applicants can download the application form and the guidelines at The Initiative for Equal Rights. Completed forms should be returned to: LGBTCFNigeria@initiative4equality.orgas an email attachment, together with scanned copies of any other supporting documents. Applications should be submitted latest by August 31st 2016. Applications submitted after the deadlines will be considered during the next review period.

To learn more about the LGBT community fund, please contact us by phone (0800225584377, open between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday) or email, LGBTCFNigeria@initiative4equality.org.

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