What is the access fund?
BiCon has a long history of making equality and access a priority within the limits of our volunteer and non-profit organisational structures. The Access Fund, also known as the Equality Fund, is provided through community donations and the surplus of previous BiCon events. 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, see our tickets page for more details.
How can the access fund help me?
We can help with financial costs in a variety of ways. Common things we offer are:
- A discount from the ticket cost (typically a reduction of 30%)
- A ticket for your carer to attend with you
- Material goods that can help you to attend BiCon that you cannot afford yourself
This is not an exhaustive list, if there is some other way that you feel the access fund could help you, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I apply?
Anyone can apply, and we encourage you to apply anyway if you’re unsure. No proof of income or outgoings are required – we trust you.
How do I apply?
On your booking form please tick the ‘equality fund’ box. Our equality fund organiser will email you with a template to fill in. Please return this ASAP to enable them to process your request and offer you the money from the fund.
How do you decide who is eligible?
Once you have applied to the access fund, you will receive a follow up e-mail asking for further details (check your spam inbox if you haven’t received it within 14 days). We will gather information from you to help us understand if and how we can best help you to attend BiCon.
Priority to the access fund will be given to those have never attended BiCon before and minority groups.
How do I donate to the access fund?
Please contact email@example.com.