Access Fund

The Bicon 2016 access fund is now closed. Please sign up to the mailing list for notifications on 2017's bookings.

BiCon has a long history of making equality and access a priority within the limits of our non-profit volunteer structure. Each year many people donate to make the Access Fund possible.

The Access Fund exists to make BiCon more possible for people who are experiencing a financial, accessibility or equality hardship.

Please remember – you can also pay in instalments as well!

How to apply to the Access Fund

Fill in our form. (Form removed)

Can I apply to the Access Fund?

Anyone can apply, and we encourage you to apply anyway if you're unsure.

Here are some examples of when we might give funding.

  • Ahmed is disabled and needs support during BiCon. Ahmed’s friend Robert is a bisexual ally and has volunteered to support Ahmed in the mornings and nights at BiCon. The Access Fund could fund Robert’s BiCon.
  • Beth lives with her partner Ellen and their toddler son. Ellen has just lost her job; Beth works part-time in a call centre. Beth’s sister has agreed to care for their son, but they still cannot afford the full cost of two BiCon bookings. The Access Fund could reduce Beth's BiCon to the unwaged rate.
  • Rupy is a student. She has large debts from university fees and loans for the cost of living. The Access Fund could reduce Rupy’s registration costs.
  • Felix lost his job a month ago and is still waiting to receive benefits. The Access Fund could reduce some of the costs of his BiCon.
  • Anita is Deaf and has asked for help hearing people during BiCon. The Access Fund could be used to hire equipment for her to use at BiCon.
  • Kwasi can only walk a short distance and is worried about the distance between buildings at BiCon. The Access Fund could be used to pay for some taxis for him.

Give to the Access Fund

Your donations to the Access Fund, large or small, can make a huge difference. Donations to the Access Fund will not be used for anything else and the identity of donors is kept confidential.

The easiest way to donate is by PayPal, but if you'd like to give to the Access Fund another way, please contact us. You can donate to paypal by emailing a donation to bicon2016@gmail.com

I have a question about the Access Fund!

Please email biconfund2016@gmail.com.