Grant Opportunities

Pride Foundation Australia 2020 Small Grant Program

Pride Foundation Australia 2020 Small Grant Program

Deadline: 14 June 2020

The Pride Foundation Australia is seeking applications for its Small Grants program to support projects proposed by individuals and or organisations and or communities who would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs.

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Examples include but are not limited to funds towards:

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Venue rental for meetings or social events
Advertising and marketing costs for events
Speaker’s fees
Artist’s fees
Website maintenance costs
Website hosting fees
Catering costs for community events
Pride Foundation will consider:

Will the project provide merit and meaningful skills development, leadership development or social outcomes for the individual?
Will the project have adequate resources and support and is well planned?
Does the budget add up and has the applicant made a contribution or sourced money or in-kind support from other organisations or people?
Will the project encourage future projects in the community?
Will the project provide merit and meaningful skills development, community development and social outcomes.
Do the community members and/or facilitators have cultural development skills appropriate to the project?
Will the project have adequate resources and support and is well planned?
Is the community involved in the planning and management of the project and will they be involved as participants when the project begins?
Will the project encourage future projects and/or events in the community?
Funding Information

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Grants are up to $500, and the project needs to directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.

Small Grant Criteria

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Pride Foundation will invest in projects that benefit either LGBTQIA+ individuals or community or strengthen LGBTQIA+ organisational capacity:

Individuals – an application needs to satisfy at least one of the following intended outcomes. Through the project LGBTIQ community members will:
be more connected to each other and to their community
have improved skills and knowledge
have enhanced wellbeing and resilience
participate more fully in their community
Organisational capacity – an application needs to satisfy at least one of the following intended outcomes. Through the projects LGBTIQ organisation will:
be better able to recruit and retain volunteers and members
work better with the community and/or other organisations
improve the skills and knowledge of volunteers/members
develop resources it needs to undertake its work.
The planned activity must involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ members and promote positive social outcomes in the community.

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Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

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Must be a citizen or permanent resident, or a community group that is operating in Australia.
Applicants need only be a group of people with a common interest.
It is preferred that individuals / groups apply through an Auspice organisation, but it is not a necessary requirement.
Applications for funding beyond $500 will not be considered.

The following are ineligible for funding:

Projects that do not benefit the LGBTQIA+ community
Projects that have commenced or been completed
Projects that are not based in Australia
Funding for individual travel expenses
Costs of organising and running competitions, prizes, awards, or fundraising events (for example, judges expenses, administration and infrastructure costs)
Projects managed by grantees who have not acquitted previous grants from Pride Foundation Australia
Grantees that received a PFA small grant in the previous 2 years
Limited and Propriety Limited companies which are for-profit organisations
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