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LGBTI funding and partners

We work with a range of organisations to promote equality of opportunity and inclusion for LGBTI people, including:

We consult with communities through LGBTI organisations to help develop our understanding of the ways in which discrimination and prejudice affect LGBTI people's lives. And to encourage people to help us develop policy that addresses them.

Other activities

In 2014, we were the first country to host a Transgender and Intersex Conference. We provided funding for the conference which brought together people from across the UK and Ireland who are working to improve transgender and intersex equality.

In the same year, we supported Pride House Glasgow, a venue that welcomed LGBTI athletes, fans and their allies during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It was the first Pride House to receive government support, and it had the Minister for Sport as a patron


The Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund (PECF) provides resource to organisations working across the equality sector in Scotland to reduce discrimination, tackle hate crime, promote community cohesion and increase community representation.

Through the PECF, we provide funding for LGBTI organisations to help improve the lives of LGBTI communities in Scotland, increase access to services and promote equality.

Please note: PECF applications for the period 2017 to 2020 are now closed. If you have received a letter indicating your application has been successful, we provide information for award recipients.

We also provide funding to national and intermediary bodies who work with equalities communities.