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Successful recipients - LGBTIQ Organisational grants program

Successful grant recipients for 2018/2019.

Acceptance Melbourne

  • Location: City of Stonnington
  • Funding: $5,090

Acceptance Melbourne provides a safe space for LGBTIQ Catholics through inclusive Mass and social gatherings. They will use their grant funds to develop a new website and train their leaders in social media and communication skills.

AIS Support Group Australia

  • Location: City of Melbourne
  • Funding: $80,000

AIS Support Group Australia is a peer support, information and advocacy group for people born with variations in sex characteristics and their families. They will use their grant funds for training and planning, establishing an Expert Advisory Board, and running an intersex clinician-community partnership workshop.

All the Queens Men

  • Location: City of Maribyrnong
  • Funding: $30,366

All the Queens Men produces creative and social events for LGBTIQ people. They will use their grant funds for structural development and sustainability, diversifying funding, and embedding inclusive practices.

Archer Magazine

  • Location: City of Yarra
  • Funding: $9,002

Archer Magazine is a publication that focuses on lesser-heard voices on sexuality, gender and identity. They will use their grant funds for incorporation and improving the digital accessibility of the publication.

Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives

  • Location: City of Melbourne
  • Funding: $38,048

Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives are the biggest repository of historical materials about LGBTIQ experiences in Australia. They will use their grant funds towards the initial digitisation of their collection.

Ballarat Frolic Festival

  • Location: City of Ballarat
  • Funding: $9,200

Frolic provides leadership, network opportunities, and support for other LGBTIQ organisations, and runs the annual Ballarat Frolic Festival. They will use their grant funds to strengthen internal governance and establish a Ballarat LGBT+ Council.

ChillOut Daylesford

  • Location: Hepburn Shire
  • Funding: $55,000

ChillOut is the largest and longest running LGBTIQ Pride Festival in regional Australia. They will use their grant funds for diversifying funding, improving festival accessibility and prioritising regional LGBTIQ youth engagement.

Equality Australia

  • Location: City of Melbourne
  • Funding: $80,000

Equality Australia advocates for legal and social change to achieve equality for LGBTIQ people. They will use their grant funds for research into effectively communicating on trans and gender diverse and intersex issues in Victoria.

Goulburn Valley Pride

  • Location: Greater Shepparton
  • Funding: $40,000

Goulburn Valley Pride provides peer support, activities, resources, referrals, mentoring and home visits. They will use their grant funds for strategic organisational development and training for staff, volunteers and board members.

Melbourne Bisexual Network

  • Location: City of Yarra
  • Funding: $40,000

Melbourne Bisexual Network works to improve health outcomes for bisexual Victorians through education and training, community engagement and research. They will use their grant funds for strategic planning and training in governance.

Metropolitan Community Church of Melbourne

  • Location: City of Boroondara
  • Funding: $19,980

Metropolitan Community Church of Melbourne is a Christian faith community with specific outreach to LGBTIQ people and their allies. They will use their grant funds to upgrade their infrastructure to enable live streaming and online recording of services for people who cannot attend in person.

Minus18 Foundation

  • Location: City of Yarra
  • Funding: $70,684

Minus18 is a youth-driven organisation for LGBTIQ young people that runs inclusive events, workshops and produces resources. They will use their grant funds to establish an online education and e-commerce platform and to diversify funding.

North Central LGBTIQ Network

  • Location: City of Northern Grampians Shire
  • Funding: $40,000

North Central LGBTIQ Network consists of LGBTIQ community members, allies, advocates, service providers and community groups across North Central Region. They will use their grant funds for strategic planning, building governance and leadership skills, and developing training resources on LGBTIQ family violence, mental health & social isolation.

Pride in Care

  • Location: City of Moreland
  • Funding: $45,000

Pride in Care is an advocacy, education and leadership organisation involving LGBTIQ young people with an out-of-home care experience. They will use their grant funds for strategic planning and skills development.

Proud 2 Play

  • Location: City of Stonnington
  • Funding: $15,000

Proud2Play works to increase LGBTIQ participation in sport and recreation through education, policy, inclusive events, and visibility. They will use their grant funds to complete their organisation’s rebrand, and improve volunteer recruitment and capacity to run events.

Qrise

  • Location: City of Melbourne
  • Funding: $27,630

Qrise delivers large-scale leadership, advocacy and mental health-literacy events and workshops for LGBTIQ young Victorians. They will use their grant funds for volunteer training, branding and website development, and consulting on fundraising and legal establishment.

  • Location: City of Port Phillip
  • Funding: $80,000

St Kilda Legal Service provides free legal services within the Cities of Port Phillip, Bayside, Stonnington and parts of Glen Eira, and runs the LGBTIQ Legal Service in partnership with Thorne Harbour Health. They will use their grant funds to analyse the legal needs of LGBTIQ communities and to develop their website.

Transfamily Victoria

  • Location: City of Melbourne
  • Funding: $15,000

Transfamily is a peer support group for parents, siblings, extended family and/or friends of trans and gender diverse people. They will be using their grant funds for incorporation, website development and determining the viability of stylist workshops.

Reviewed 29 November 2019

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