LGBTIQ+ youth safe spaces grant

A grant has been provided to establish physical safe spaces in Western Victoria where LGBTIQ+ young people can connect and access health and mental wellbeing support.

Who can apply:
Not-for-profit groups

Drummond Street Services Queerspace in partnership with Cafs (Child and Family Services Ballarat) and Wellways are the successful recipient of this grant program.

Through the LGBTIQ+ youth safe spaces for Western Victoria 2022-25 grant program (Safe Spaces), the consortium has been provided $2.85 million to provide safe spaces for LGBTIQ+ youth in Ballarat and Geelong with outreach to the Surf Coast.

Safe Spaces aims to provide LGBTIQ+ youth and their families in Western Victoria a place-based response to foster social connection and address mental health and wellbeing inequalities.  

The program will fund physical hubs to ensure increased and safer access to:

  • community connection
  • mental health promotion
  • wellbeing
  • suicide prevention support.

The successful applicant will receive funding in three phases from 2022-2025.

We can only accept one application per organisation. Partnership or consortium applications with an identified lead organisation are encouraged to apply.

Applicants can email the Equality unit for a copy of the frequently asked questions to assist with your application.

Closing date

Applications closed at 11.59 pm Friday 2 December 2022.