A Message From Our Chair
Over the last few months, Pride Foundation has been picking up the pace on our newest focus area: LGBTIQA+ Refugee and Asylum Seekers. Since January, our advisory group for this area, made up of over 20 people including refugees, lawyers, frontline service workers, health carers and LGBTI agencies has met three times to discuss the most effective ways to support this community group with philanthropic funding.
From these discussions, we have decided to spend our initial pool of funds on developing a national set of training resources. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference by informing key services on the unique needs of LGBTIQA+ people who have come to Australia seeking asylum from persecution.
We are also looking forward to our Sydney fundraiser this Friday on 18 October, and we hope to see some of you there!
In this newsletter you can find more details about upcoming events, our advisory group’s recommendations, and our newest grant recipients.
Thank you for your ongoing support of our work, we couldn’t do it without you.
Ruth McNair, Pride Foundation Australia Board Chairperson