The Pride Foundation Australia (PFA) has announced their second large grant round to a total value of $20,000 with a focus on supporting sexuality, sex and gender-diverse (LGBTQIA+) refugees and people seeking asylum.
The Pride Foundation Australia raises awareness of LGBTQIA+ disadvantage and works to increase philanthropic support for the Australian LGBTQIA+ and allied communities through fundraising, grant giving, collaboration and commissioning projects. The Foundation’s specific LGBTQIA+ priority areas to date have been: healthy ageing, homelessness and disability, asylum seekers and refugees living in Australia as well as visual, literacy and performing arts.
- Grant applications should be to the value of up to $20,000 over two years (if applicable).
- PFA encourages projects that are led by LGBTQIA+ refugees, people seeking asylum and/or people of colour.
- Projects that collaborate between refugee and asylum seeker agencies or groups and LGBTQIA+ agencies or groups are also encouraged. Where an LGBTQIA+ refugee-led group is in partnership with another organisation, PFA encourages equal partnership and co-design.
- Projects should aim to support sexuality, sex and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) people who are refugees or seeking asylum in at least one of the following areas:
- Improving access to stable housing,
- Enhancing education and/or workforce participation,
- Enhancing support for community connection and improving settlement outcomes,
- Improving health and/or health literacy,
- Supporting links to LGBTQIA+ services and supports,
- Enhancing cultural engagement and development,
- Improving LGBTQIA+ inclusive practice in services.
- Types of projects with a duration of up to two years may include any of the following:
- Organisational status that is recognised through incorporation, who are registered as a business or association with an ABN (charity registration and DGR status is not required)
- Individuals cannot apply.
- The following activities will not be funded:
- Capital and building works, vehicles, furniture or equipment,
- General fundraising,
- Travel, books, religious activities.
For more information, visit Pride Foundation Australia.