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Grants available for TGEU member organisations in the EU

TGEU (Transgender Europe) is a member-based organisation created in 2005. Since then, TGEU has kept growing and established itself as a legitimate voice for the trans community in Europe and Central Asia, with over 200 member organisations in 50 different countries. TGEU aims to strengthen the rights and wellbeing of trans people in Europe and Central Asia. We strive to represent the diverse needs of our members within human rights mechanisms, build our members’ capacity and skills to meet the needs of local communities and develop intersectional and decolonised programmes to build more resilient and connected trans movements.

To continue doing this, TGEU is happy to announce a call to fund three of our member organisations in the European Union as part of the “Financial Support to Third Parties Initiative”, funded by the Citizen Equality Rights and Values (CERV) Programme of the European Commission. The total amount TGEU will disburse will be 90,000 Euros for a six-month period concluding in December 2024, with each chosen organisation receiving 30,000 Euros.

TGEU is committed to supporting transformative intersectional projects that contribute to advancing trans rights in the EU. Centring the voices of further marginalised members of our community, such as:

  • Black and people of colour
  • Sex workers
  • Migrants
  • Asylum seekers
  • Refugees
  • Roma
  • People with disabilities
  • Those living with HIV
  • Older trans people

We seek to ensure our members are included, consulted, and given a voice, while striving to increase resources to our communities through our actions. TGEU encourages your organisation to take advantage of this opportunity to advance your organisation to strengthen the rights and well-being of trans people and make a lasting impact on their lives.

To be eligible for this funding, your organisation has to be an official member of TGEU and based in the EU. This includes overseas countries and territories (OCTs).

About the grant

TGEU is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for member organisations based in the European Union to support initiatives aimed at advancing trans rights and addressing key challenges faced by our diverse trans communities and member organisations. We invite your organisation to submit a proposal for a project addressing the following thematic areas.

Proposals may address one or several themes. Examples of projects that can be submitted are listed under each thematic area.

Countering anti-gender backlash

  • Developing messages and campaigns to build support for trans rights and challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about trans individuals
  • Implementing initiatives to counter hate speech, discrimination, and violence against trans communities

Policy and advocacy

  • Engaging in research and data collection to inform evidence-based policy recommendations
  • Advocating for trans-inclusive policies at local, national, and EU levels, for example, in the areas of hate crimes, employment, health, legal gender recognition, and asylum
  • Establishing strategic partnerships with policymakers, NGOs, and other stakeholders to advance trans rights

Capacity/organisational/movement building and strengthening

  • Developing and implementing training programmes to enhance the skills and capacity of personnel in your organisation
  • Strengthening your organisation’s internal structures, governance, and strategic planning processes
  • Fostering collaboration and networking with other trans groups and/or strategic intersectional movements with other social justice groups to amplify the collective impact

Funding details

  • Each selected organisation will be eligible for a grant of up to €30,000
  • Chosen organisations will be granted 80% of the funds, which is a total of €24,000, at the start of the project, with the remaining 20%, €6,000, disbursed upon its successful completion. This will add up to a lump sum of €30,000 per selected organisation.
  • The proposed projects should be implemented within a six-month funding period, concluding by December 2024
  • Proposals must align with the thematic areas described above and clearly demonstrate the intended impact, which is to advance trans rights and effectively address the key challenges encountered by our communities and member organisations, fostering positive and lasting change for trans people in the EU

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicant organisations should be legal entities, private non-profit organisations that are members of TGEU (Transgender Europe) at the time of the deadline of this call
  • Organisations should ideally be trans-led
  • Projects and organisations must be based in the European Union (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
  • Applications can only be accepted from non-profit organisations that are legally registered in the country of operation
  • Project proposals must respect TGEU and EU values, including values such as dignity, equality and justice
  • A fully completed application form should be submitted before the deadline. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered
  • Projects must adhere to the specified funding unless co-funding has been secured in advance for those exceeding the budget. Projects exceeding the budget and seeking co-funding to cover the remaining expenses will not be considered due to project time constraints

Application process & timeline

You will need to:

  1. Email your draft budget to — please use this blank budget form
  2. Submit the completed application form

Deadline for applications: 23:59 CEST on 16 June, 2024.


  • 7 June: Deadline to reach out to TGEU for additional questions and clarifications at
  • 16 June: Applications close at 23:59 CEST
  • Until 21 June: A review committee will evaluate the proposals based on relevance, feasibility, sustainability, and potential impact
  • 24 June: Successful applicants will be notified
  • 27 June: All other applicants are to be notified
  • 1 July: Project start

For more information, please refer to the FAQ below.

We look forward to receiving your application and working together to create positive change for our diverse communities!

TGEU strives to avoid discrimination and increase representation and expertise from underrepresented organisations/groups. Therefore, TGEU encourages organisations/groups working with trans and/or queer; black people and people of colour; D/deaf and disabled people; people with a migration background; sex workers; trans women and gender-non-conforming people; people from Eastern Europe; people living with HIV, to apply and mention this in their application. We guarantee that all information will be held confidentially.