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The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality and M-Coalition express their solidarity with their networks and partners across the Middle East and North African Region & internationally; this COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and has forced civil society to close their support centres, and halt the services they provide in support to their communities. We stand in solidarity with the population most affected by this situation and urge governments in the region to adopt a human rights-based approach in their response.

AFE announces a call for applications for COVID 19 relief for the LGBTI community in the MENA region. Funded activities must be implemented over the timespan of one month. Three small grants will be awarded to organizations working on the ground as fast responders to the crisis.


Grant Budget: 2,500 USD

Grants to be awarded: 3

Timeline: 1 month

Eligible activities: Food Aid, Sanitation Aid, Mental Health Support

Requirements: Proposal and Budget Breakdown

Deadline to apply: 2 June 2020

Eligibility Criteria: Any LGBTI+ organization working within the Middle East North Africa region excluding Lebanon*

For applications, please send your proposal and the budget to

*For support in Lebanon please contact


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Click to download Project Outline


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