Disaster Support for LGBTQIA+ people and communities

The Pride Foundation Australia (PFA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce our new funding round to a total value of $30,000.

Last Updated 07/11/2022

This grant is focused on supporting LGBTQIA+ people and communities impacted by natural disasters in Australia.

This is in recognition that ‘Disaster impacts are heightened for LGBTI people, as the destruction of home is the destruction of the safe place away from judgement’ (source).

We encourage project applications of up to $5,000 each from applicants residing in areas that have experienced a state declared national disaster between Jan 1st 2020 and the end of 2022.  This may be a partnership with local community organisations however must be led and/or co-designed by LGBTQIA+ people or organisations. Projects should aim to assist LGBTQIA+ people in any of the following areas:

  • Enhancing support for community connection 
  • Supporting safe home environments
  • Improving health and wellbeing 
  • Enhancing cultural engagement and development
  • Supporting links to LGBTIQ services and supports
  • Improving LGBTQIA+ inclusive practice in emergency services.  

Types of projects

Projects may have a duration of up to one year and include any of the following: 

  • Community development, or
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives, or
  • Events including arts and cultural or conferences, or
  • Education and training initiatives.

 

The following activities will not be funded:

  • Capital and building works, vehicles, furniture or equipment
  • General fund-raising
  • Travel, books, religious activities. 

Applying for this grant

Applicants must submit an application by email to PFA using the appropriate form by 5pm Friday 9 December 2022. Successful applicants will be advised in December, with the project to start no earlier than 1st January 2023. 

 

Application forms

For more information, contact:

Rhonda Brown (PFA grants volunteer) at grants@pridefoundation.org.au