Community Projects

Call for Community Projects 2023

The 17th edition of the Fierté Montréal Festival will be held from Thursday, August 3 to Sunday August 13, 2023. For this occasion, the community project funding program has been redesigned to better respond to the realities and needs of the community sector and 2SLGBTQIA+ artists.

As a result of the feedback gathered during the 2022 edition from various participating community groups, several changes were made to the funding program. We invite you to read the document thoroughly.


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


Funded projects can be held between Monday May 15, 2023 and Sunday August 13, 2023, inclusively. This intends to accommodate actual community resources and projects, as well 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

  • It’s a community project by and for the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities
  • The project is free and accessible to all
  • The project has the goal of, but not limited to, celebrating, commemorating, raising awareness or educating about the realities of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. Fundraising for the organization is allowed
  • Groups participating in this call for projects for the first time will be given preference
  • 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 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
  • Sports tournament
  • Community showcase
  • Amateur leisure activities
  • Festive event
  • Photo exhibition
  • Cultural mediation
  • Saferspace on Fierté Montréal’s Festival site

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 Montréal Pride, whether they take place before or during the Festival (from August 3 to August 13, 2023).

Not eligible projects

  • Artistic or cultural initiative that does not meet the project evaluation criteria
  • Research project

There two types of accepted expenses

  1. Direct Implementation Expenses (expenses necessary to implement the project that can be readily linked to specific activities):
    • Venue and/or equipment rental. Montréal Pride can offer you certain spaces and equipment depending on their availability
    • Fees for artists or speakers (not employed by the organization)
    • Purchase of food
    • Costs related to the accessibility of your project
    • Travel and accommodation costs (travel within Quebec)
    • Promotional costs (flyers, social media advertising, etc.)
  2. 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 delivering 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

Not accepted expenses

  • Salaries of people involved in the organization or community group (except for the 10% authorized for regular operating expenses)


Organizations and community groups will be required to:

  • provide a budget report after the event, including copies of invoices or proof of expenses. If necessary, Fierté Montréal will keep the right to request the reimbursement of any unspent funds.
  • respect the rules of communication and visibility set out in the funding agreements.
  • hold their event between May 15, 2023 and August 13, 2023.

Project Submission

Please complete and submit the application form no later than Sunday, March 5, 2023. Projects received after this date will not be considered.

Announcement of selected projects to organizations will be made the week of March 27, 2023. 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 funding program for community projects supported by Fierté Montréal, please contact Guillaume Perrier, Programs and Community Relations Manager, at the following address: [email protected]

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