The Community Fund

Help the Bournemouth community.

Bourne Free has always been about the LGBT community of Bournemouth and Poole, and the surrounding area. In 2012 we launched our Community Trust Fund project where Bourne Free will grant funds to applicants wanting to make a difference in the community.

About The Fund

The “Bourne Free Trust Fund” is now launched and provides funds from fundraising activities that have taken place at Bourne Free Pride Festival or throughout the year to individuals that aim to help others in the LGBT community.

The Bourne Free Pride Trustees and Committee are passionate about helping people, young or old, and aim to empower members of the public to help others that may be in need from time to time. Bourne Free Pride have for many years wanted to set up a trust fund that provides funding to individuals that want to help others in the community or that want to help raise funds for charities, like Bourne Free.

Through the Bourne Free Trust fund, any person who lives, works, or goes to college or university in Bournemouth or further afield (but within Dorset) can apply for a grant of up to £100 for any activity or project aimed at helping others in the LGBT community – this can include fundraising events for charities including Bourne Free.


The fund will open for applications once a year (usually in September). The closing date for applications will be 30th November. Decisions will be made in December/January, and successful applicants notified by early January. By applying to the Bourne Free Trust Fund, applicants agree to the terms and conditions of funding.

Please make sure you download and follow the Guidelines and Terms & Conditions document fromThe Community Fund website before you complete your application.

Please include any additional paperwork that you feel would support your application. If you do not submit additional paperwork or information at the time of application, The Bourne Free Trust Fund may ask you for more information to support your application.

For more information and to apply visit The Community Fund website by clicking here.