Travel Fund Still Open

Travel Fund Still Open

This year I am trialling a new scheme to help make The Big Bi Fun Day more accessible. As the event itself can be attended for free, I am setting up a Travel Fund for people who want to come but can’t because the transport costs are too high.

Meeting other bi people and being in a bi safe space has huge benefits for our well-being. The opportunity to come should be open to everyone.

The fund could cover a bus/taxi from somewhere in Leicester. Or a coach or train from places such as Loughborough, Nottingham, Derby, Birmingham, Peterborough, London, etc.

There are 3 options available:

  1. Individual Fund
  2. Individual Fund for BAME/people of colour
  3. Family Fund for a parent/guardian and child/teen to attend together

 

To apply please email bigbifunday@gmail.com

In your email, please answer the following 6 questions:

  • Would you like to apply for Option 1, 2, or 3?
  • Where you are traveling from?
  • What form of transport would you need to take?
  • How much do you think it will cost?
  • Would you need full costs covered, or will partial funding be enough?
  • Whether you have any mobility issues that need to be taken into account
    (e.g. you can’t walk far, so would need a taxi from train station to venue as well)

 

Here’s how (I hope!) it will work

  • you email me your answers to the questions above
  • I email you to offer full/partial funding depending on cost and distance
  • we have a discussion and agree a feasible transport plan together (nothing intrusive, just to check it will work for you, and that you won’t buy a plane ticket from Australia then demand the money!)
  • you buy the tickets and email me the receipt
  • I reimburse you within 24 hours
  • All details will be kept confidential between you and me
  • I welcome you to BBFD on 12th May with open arms
  • if you can’t come to BBFD because of ill health/unavoidable situation – I won’t ask you to pay me back

 

Where is the money coming from?

A kind donation was made to The Big Bi Fun Day to sponsor the costs of the travel fund.

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