The Pride Foundation Australia is pleased to announce applications for Small Grants Program.
The Small Grants program supports projects proposed by individuals and or organizations and or communities who would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs. The project needs to directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.
- The maximum grant has been increased to $750 in 2022 and there will be more grants awarded (if successful) each round.
Individuals: An application needs to satisfy at least one of the following intended outcomes. Through the project, LGBTQIA+ community members will:
- be more connected to each other and to their community
- have improved skills and knowledge
- have enhanced wellbeing and resilience
- participate more fully in their community
Organizational capacity: An application needs to satisfy at least one of the following intended outcomes. Through the projects, the organisation will:
- be better able to recruit and retain volunteers and members
- work better with the community and/or other organisations
- improve the skills and knowledge of volunteers/members
- develop resources it needs to undertake its work
Communities: An application needs to consider the following for the LGBTQIA+ community and its members:
- Will the project provide merit and meaningful skills development, community development and social outcomes.
- Do the community members and/or facilitators have cultural development skills appropriate to the project?
- Will the project have adequate resources and support and is well planned?
- Is the community involved in the planning and management of the project and will they be
- involved as participants when the project begins?
- Will the project encourage future projects and/or events in the community?
- Examples include but are not limited to funds towards:
- Venue rental for meetings or social events
- Advertising and marketing costs for events
- Speaker’s fees
- Artist’s fees
- Website maintenance costs
- Website hosting fees
- Catering costs for community events
- Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a citizen or permanent resident, or a community group that is operating in Australia
- Applicants need only be a group of people with a common interest
- It is preferred that individuals / groups apply through an Auspice organisation, but it is not a necessary requirement
- Applications for funding beyond $750 will not be considered
- The following are ineligible for funding:
- Projects that do not benefit the LGBTQIA+ community
- Projects that have commenced or been completed
- Projects that are not based in Australia
- Projects that are considered core business of an organisation
- Funding for individual travel expenses
- Costs of organising and running competitions, prizes, awards, or fundraising events (for example, judges expenses, administration and infrastructure costs)
- Projects managed by grantees who have not acquitted previous grants from Pride Foundation Australia
- Grantees that received a PFA small grant in the previous 2 years
- Limited and Propriety
- Limited companies which are for-profit organisations
For more information, visit Pride Foundation Australia.