Two grants of $5,000 to benefit or celebrate Rural and regional lgbtiq+ communities

  1. READ THE GUIDELINES BELOW

  2. LEARN ABOUT THE FIVE SHORTLISTED PROJECTS

  3. VOTE BY MIDNIGHT 11 APRIL

The Advisory Committee - made up of Members like you - decided that we would leverage the impact of this grant round by running it alongside The Channel's giveOUTday AU campaign!

Members wanted to use the funding to make giveOUTday more inclusive and effective, so we're 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, we called on eligible groups to register their project on the giveOUTday AU platform, with the two recipients being announced on the day itself, 18 April, and the funds being applied to the recipients' donation pages.

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;

  • 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.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • 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.

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

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