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THE CHANNEL SOUGHT PROJECTS STRATEGICALLY ADVOCATING FOR COURAGEOUS CHANGE WHEN IT COMES TO LGBTIQ+ RIGHTS IN AUSTRALIA.

We’re making our biggest grant ever in our final round for 2018:

$20,000

Read on for more details about the types of activities we’re interested in supporting, and get in touch if you would like to discuss making an application. Anyone can apply, but we’d recommend discussing your application with us first. This way you’ll be certain it’s worth your time, and we can assist with eligibility questions in advance.

Applications have now closed. Our grant recipient will be announced soon!

What do we mean by Courageous Advocacy?

The Courageous Advocacy grant round will fund any of the below activities/approaches provided they are in pursuit of a positive policy advocacy outcome for Australian LGBTIQ+ communities. Different advocacy approaches will be suited to different circumstances and issues. Some deal with urgent issues, others focus on building a longer-term evidence base for change. A variety of approaches is often used to address an issue at different stages of a campaign. These may include:

RESEARCH AND DISSEMINATION

Credible research is an excellent tool for raising the profile of a problem and explaining the ongoing impact of a policy or condition on LGBTIQ+ individuals and communities.

RAISING AWARENESS

Increasing public consciousness to advance action on an issue (because key parts of society are often not fully aware of LGBTIQ+ issues or their impacts). These efforts can take many forms, including communication through the media, advertising, speeches to influential audiences and directly promoting the charity’s purpose, or the interests of their beneficiaries, to elected representatives and public officials.

COMMUNITY ORGANISING

LGBTIQ+ communities organising on their own behalf so that those most affected by a particular issue are able to voice their concerns and promote their interests with government officials and powerful private entities.

GRASSROOTS MOBILISATION

Demonstrating broad-based public support for policy change. Mobilising coalitions to visit elected representatives or to generate greater public awareness of LGBTIQ+ issues.

POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Developing policy options to aid change. Providing advocates, elected representatives, policy makers, and others with credible suggestions for solving problems and goals to rally around.

Source: The Power of Advocacy - Philanthropy Australia 2018

GUIDELINES

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;

  • take an intersectional approach;

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

  • 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.

  • can demonstrate a consideration of longer term sustainability where applicable.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • All projects must be fully conducted within Australia and be for the benefit of Australian LGBTIQ+ communities

  • Applicant organisations must be a registered charity that is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DRG) item 1, or apply under the auspices of a registered charity with this endorsement. Please get in touch if you would like assistance finding an auspice partner. If you are an LGBTIQ+ organisation with DGR, consider applying OR partnering with a non-DGR organisation who wishes to apply. Again, we are available to assist with this and encourage applications through this kind of arrangement.

WE ARE OPEN TO FUNDING:

  • General project costs

  • Core operational costs

  • Capital costs

  • Salaries and wages

WE ARE NOT OPEN TO FUNDING:

  • 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

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