Media release 22 July 2018
Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia / Sidney Myer Fund
Grant round announcement
The GALFA Board of Directors and the Sidney Myer Fund are pleased to announce our next joint funding round, to the value of $20,000.
This grant round will focus on improving the wellbeing of LGBTI1 people living with a disability.
We encourage projects that are collaborations between disability advocacy and LGBTI groups, and from States and Territories other than Victoria.
The projects should aim to assist LGBTI people living with a disability in any of the following areas:
- Reducing isolation
- Recognising multiple identities including Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or multicultural
- Building community capacity
- Enhancing cultural engagement and development
- Building evidence
- Improving LGBTI inclusive practice in services.
Applicants should focus on projects over a 1-2 year period through either:
- Community development
- Education initiatives
- Applied, community-led research with tangible outcomes in the field
- Events or conferences
Applicants must submit an expression of interest by email to GALFA using the appropriate form by 5pm Monday 3rd September 2018. Those short listed will be advised by 21st September and will be invited to submit a full application using the Sidney Myer Fund online application system by 26th October 2018. The successful applicant will be advised in December, with the project to start no earlier than 14th January 2019.
Details and expression of interest forms are on the GALFA website at www.galfa.org.au
Please note, the grants are not intended to support capital and building works, vehicles, furniture or equipment, general fund-raising, travel, books or religious activities.
For more information, contact:
Rhonda Brown (GALFA grants volunteer)
M: 0419 309 540