Pride Events and Festivals Fund
The Pride Events and Festivals Fund (PEFF) is one of many ways the Victorian Government is supporting, celebrating and strengthening LGBTIQ communities.
In 2019, the PEFF will run from Monday 16 September until 14 October 2019 to support LGBTIQ events and festivals taking place between 1 November 2019 – 31 December 2020. No early applications will be accepted.
The program aims to encourage and help build understanding of Victorian LGBTIQ communities.
For the 2019-20 round, the PEFF will have one application stream. Applicants may apply for funding to the value of $10,000 and must clearly align to at least one program objective.
Information grant writing sessions
To support organisations to apply for grants, the Equality branch of the Department of Premier and Cabinet will be running five grant writing workshops across Victoria.
Applications should be clearly aligned with at least one of the program objectives set out below.
The Pride Events and Festivals Fund program objectives are to:
- Strengthen LGBTIQ community pride, places, and heritage
- Recognise and support marginalised or isolated people or communities
- Celebrate and build resilience in the face of on-going discrimination
- Build public profile, visibility, and understanding of LGBTIQ communities
Applications that seek to support events or festivals for the following communities will be viewed favourably:
- Rural and regional LGBTIQ communities
- Multi-cultural and multi-faith LGBTIQ communities
- Aboriginal LGBTIQ communities
- LGBTIQ Victorians with a disability
- LGBTIQ people experiencing mental health issues
- Trans and gender diverse communities
- Bisexual communities
- Intersex communities
The 2019-20 round of the PEFF has a total funding amount of $152,000.
Organisations are invited to apply for grants to the value of $10,000. Please note that organisations are welcome to submit multiple applications for different events and festivals under the PEFF.
In the 2019-20 State Government budget, an extra $50,000 a year has been added to the Pride Events and Festivals Fund specifically for regional and rural events.
To be eligible to apply for the Pride Events and Festivals Fund, an organisation must:
- Have a current Australian Business Number (ABN)
- Be a not-for-profit entity
- Not have any overdue deliverables from other grants provided by the Equality Branch of the Department of Premier and Cabinet
If your organisation does not meet the above criteria, you must nominate an eligible auspice to administer any funds granted. If you are unsure whether your organisation is eligible, please contact the Equality Branch well before the application closing date.
Below is a list of potential activities that are eligible in this program. Please note, this list is not exhaustive. If you are unsure whether your proposed activity is eligible, please contact the Equality Branch to discuss.
- LGBTIQ festivals or events
- LGBTIQ performance, cultural exhibitions, and sporting events
- Celebrations of LGBTIQ days of significance
- Events that promote dialogue and understanding of the LGBTIQ issues across the broader Victorian community
- Conferences and forums focused on LGBTIQ issues
The following activities cannot be supported and will be ineligible for funding:
- Commercial or fundraising activities
- Events that promote or are held for political purposes
- Events taking place outside of Victoria
- Events occurring outside of the funding period
- Retrospective funding for projects or programs that have already started or have completed
- Applications submitted by organisations that have failed to comply with the terms and conditions of previously awarded DPC grants
- Activities and/or organisations being funded primarily under another State, Federal, or Local Government program, and/or where the project is clearly within the programmatic responsibility of another Government program.
If you are unsure whether any of your proposed activities are ineligible, please contact the Equality Branch well before the close date of applications.
We recognise that online systems may be troublesome if you are having difficulty using our online system please contact the Equality Branch and we will assist you to submit your application in an alternate manner.
It is vitally important that organisations ensure each element of their application is eligible under the program guidelines. If any aspect of the applications falls outside of the guidelines, the whole application may be deemed ineligible.
To ensure a fair and equitable process, no applications will be accepted after the closing date.
All applications are to be submitted through our online portal unless a prior arrangement has been made with the Equality Branch, DPC.
Staff from DPC will score each application against the program objectives which can be located at the end of this document.
Events and festivals focusing on the communities listed on Page 3 will be prioritised in the scoring process.
DPC will provide recommendations to the Minister for Equality who will make the final decision on which organisations are to be funded and to what amount.
When the Minister has finalised their decision, successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by phone and email. Feedback will be provided at this time if requested.
Please note, all decisions made by DPC and the Minister for Equality are final.
Successful organisations, or the Auspicing bodies, will be required to enter into a Common Funding Agreement (CFA) with the Department of Premier and Cabinet. The CFA is a contract that outlines the roles and responsibilities of both the Department and the organisation being funded. These agreements will be discussed in greater detail with successful applicants prior to the grants being awarded.
Each application will be scored against 5 areas:
- Summary and Purpose
- Community Engagement
- Outcomes and Evaluation
Summary and Purpose (10%)
- Eligible Activities
- A clear description of all proposed activities is provided.
- All proposed activities are eligible under the broader Pride Events and Festivals Fund guidelines
- The proposed activities align with the objectives of the Pride Events and Festivals Fund as listed on page 3 of this document
- The proposed activities target a priority group as listed on page 3 of this document
- The application clearly outlines why the proposed activity is needed
- The application clearly articulates what the expected outcomes of such an activity
- There is a strong link between the proposed activity and expected outcomes.
- Evidence is provided explaining the benefit of such an activity and its expected outcomes
Community Engagement (30%)
- Application demonstrates that diverse communities will be involved in the both the event planning and delivery
- Evidence provided detailing involvement of diverse communities
- Application articulates how any partnerships made for the purpose of this application will be maintained after completion of this grant activity
- The application demonstrates that diverse communities will attend the event
- Evidence provided indicating how diverse communities have been engaged to attend the proposed event/s
- Planning and timelines
- The application clearly outlines how the proposed activities will be delivered
- The application provides clear and realistic timelines for activity delivery
- The application demonstrates a good understanding of project management requirements
- Skills and Experience
- The applicant clearly articulates how those involved possess the relevant skills and experience necessary to deliver the proposed activities
- The application provides a thorough communications plan for how the proposed activities will be advertised to the wider community
- The application provides a detailed and comprehensive budget based on sound estimates
- All associated costs are identified and budgeted
- The application provides evidence of alternative funding sources
- Quotations have been provided where possible
Outcomes and Evaluation (10%)
- The application provides a detailed plan to collect relevant information that will enable an in-depth analysis of the successes and difficulties faced in developing and running the proposed activities
Read the Pride Events and Festivals Fund 2019-20 Program Guidelines below:
Read the Pride Events and Festivals Fund 2019-20 Frequently Asked Questions:
Reviewed 13 September 2019