Have you heard?

The Channel is bringing giveOUTday to Australia for the first time in 2019!

The Channel's members decided that for this round we should do what we do best—give grants to great LGBTIQ+ community projects—in collaboration with giveOUTday AU!

Enter: The giveOUTday AU Grant Round!

The Channel is offering two grants of $5,000 each to projects or community groups participating in giveOUTday and working to benefit rural and regional LGBTIQ+ communities. 

Instead of asking interested parties to submit an application for funding in this round, we called on eligible groups to register their project on the giveOUTday AU platform by 5pm 31 March 2019 to be shortlisted. The two recipients will be announced on giveOUTday 18 April.


We will look favourably upon projects that:

  • are willing to take a risk / agitate for change / get way outside the comfort zone!

  • are community-led;

  • focus on areas that are particularly under-funded and/or have low awareness; and

  • have marginalised LGBTIQ+ communities at their centre, eg. refugees and asylum seekers, people of colour, Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people experiencing homelessness, trans and gender diverse people.


  • All projects must be fully conducted within Australia and benefit or celebrate Australia's rural and regional LGBTIQ+ communities. How do we define rural and regional? We subscribe to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' definition. You can search for the Remoteness Area classification of your project's location here. If the location ranks RA2 or higher, your project is eligible.

  • One $5,000 grant is available to registered charities with Deductible Gift Recipient (DRG) item 1 endorsement, and one $5,000 grant is available to any individual, project or community group as long as it is to be spent in pursuit of a charitable purpose and for broader community benefit.

  • Auspice arrangements will be considered.


  • General project costs

  • Core operational costs

  • Capital costs

  • Salaries and wages


  • Projects that have the purpose of promoting or opposing a political party or candidate for political office

  • Projects that have the purpose of engaging in or promoting activities that are unlawful or contrary to public policy as defined in section 11 of the Charities Act 2013 (Cth)

  • Projects that benefit an individual

  • Advocacy activities exclusively focused on HIV / AIDS

  • Debt reduction or operational deficits

  • Retrospective activities

Key Dates

  • Sign up your project to the giveOUTday AU platform by 31 March 2019

  • Shortlisting and a Member Vote between 1 and 11 April 2019

  • giveOUTday grant round recipients announced ON THE DAY—18 April 2019, with $5,000 allocated to their giveOUTday project pages

Don’t fit this round’s theme?

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If we still haven't addressed your query you can contact us.