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Community Projects

In order to highlight and take part in the work of these groups, Fierté Montréal has been implementing a funding program for several years for projects carried out by 2SLGBTQIA+ community organizations.

The 2024 Call for Projects is now closed

Dont' miss the selected Community Projects from May to August 2024

Call for community projects 2024

The 18th edition of the Fierté Montréal Festival will be held from Thursday, August 1st to Sunday, August 11th, 2024. Community organizations that belong to the 2SLGBTQIA+ sector are now invited to apply for funding for events and initiatives by and for 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals. 

The Community Project Funding program is one of the means used by Fierté Montréal to support the visibility of 2SLGBTQIA+ community organizations in Quebec, and to promote a series of events specifically dedicated to people of sexual and gender diversity, leading up to and during the Fierté Montréal Festival. We invite you to read the document carefully.


To promote the development of 2SLGBTQIA+ community initiatives at the provincial and local levels before and during the Fierté Montréal Festival.


Funded projects can be held between Monday May 13th, 2024 and Sunday August 11th, 2024 inclusively. This range is intended to accommodate actual community resources and projects and to enhance the visibility that Fierté Montréal brings to each initiative, while giving organizations and community groups the option to lighten their workload during the week of the festival in August.

Financial support

A total envelope is allocated to fund all projects, with no specific amount per proposal. Organizations will be required to provide a detailed budget for the proposed project.

The total number of funded projects will impact the amount allocated to each project. Funding can be up to 100% of the project budget, but there is no guarantee that the full amount requested will be awarded. The anticipated funding amount per organization is a maximum of $4,700.

Project evaluation criteria

  • Community project by and for the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Project is free and accessible to all.
  • Project with the objective of, but not limited to, celebrating, commemorating, raising awareness or educating about the realities of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. Fundraising for the organization is allowed.
  • Project organized by a non-profit community organization from Quebec's 2SLGBTQIA+ sector.
  • Groups participating in this call for projects for the first time will be given preference.
  • An effort will be made to ensure that the community groups selected in this call for projects represent the plurality of the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Projects related to one or more of Fierté Montréal's demands will be given priority (To consult Fierté Montréal's demands, click here).
  • The quality of the application: incomplete application forms will be rejected.

Community groups wishing to collaborate are encouraged to submit joint projects. If justified and depending on the needs, the amount granted to a joint project could be $4,700 higher.

The funded community project can be part of one of the organization's regular events if it meets the selection criteria.

Here are some examples of community initiatives that have been produced in recent years:

  • Community BBQ
  • Conference, round table
  • Political march
  • Sport tournament
  • Community showcase
  • Amateur leisure activities
  • Festive event
  • Photo exhibition
  • Cultural mediation
  • Saferspace on the Fierté Montréal Festival site at Esplanade du Parc Olympique
  • Educational booth on the Fierté Montréal Festival site at Esplanade du Parc Olympique

Funded projects will be included in the Festival's programming and will benefit from the resulting visibility: presence on social media, the website, and the mobile application of Fierté Montréal, whether they take place before or during the Festival (from August 1st to August 11th, 2024).

Type of project not eligible

  • Artistic or cultural initiative that does not meet the project evaluation criteria
  • Research project
  • Project submitted by a private company, a public or para-public institution, or a for-profit organization

Types of eligible expenses

  • Direct Execution Expenses

    Expenses necessary to implement the project that can be easily linked to specific activities:

    • Venue and/or equipment rental. Fierté Montréal can offer you certain spaces and equipment depending on their availability.
    • Fees for artists or speakers (not employed by the organization).
    • Professional honorarium.
    • Purchase of food and various supplies.
    • Costs related to the accessibility of the project.
    • Travel and accommodation costs (travel within Quebec).
    • Promotional costs (flyers, social media advertising, etc.)
  • Administrative expenses

    Expenses that enable the organization to perform its administrative functions and support project activities, i.e., expenses that are important to the organization's operations in carrying out the project:

    • Project coordination, rent, telephone, accounting, information maintenance, etc.
    • A maximum of 10% of the total amount allocated per project is set for this type of operating cost.

Expenses not accepted

  • Salaries of people involved in the organization or community group (except for the 10% authorized for regular operating expenses).
  • Direct financial assistance in the form of loans, grants, or scholarships to individuals.
  • Expenses incurred before written confirmation of a promise of financial support from Fierté Montréal.
  • Expenses related to partisan political activities directly or indirectly promoting a candidate or a political party.


Organizations and community groups will be required to:

  • Provide, within ten (10) days of the event, a financial report of the project, including copies of invoices or proof of expenses. If necessary, Fierté Montréal reserves the right to request reimbursement of unspent funds. Non-respect of this obligation may compromise the organization's or community group's future participation in the Community Project Funding program supported by Fierté Montréal.
  • To respect the rules of communication and visibility set out in the funding agreements.
  • To hold their event between May 13th, 2024 and August 11th, 2024.

Project Submission

Please complete and submit the application form no later than Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. Projects received after this date will not be considered.

Announcement of selected projects to organizations will be made the week of March 25, 2024. Organizations and community groups whose projects have been selected will have to wait for the official announcement of Fierté Montréal.


If you have any questions about this Community Projects Funding program supported by Fierté Montréal, please contact Guillaume Perrier, Community Development Manager, at the following address:

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