We’re proud to announce the recipients of our SMF Grants round for December 2020. Read below to find out about the organisations and communities that were awarded this round, and what their grant money is funding.
1st Caroline Springs Scout Group
The 1st Caroline Springs Scout Group is a family focussed Scout Group with programs full of fun, friendship, new skills and adventure. This grant is funding a Sexuality & Gender Workshop run in partnership with Minus 18.
Dapto High School
Dapto High School is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in Dapto, a suburb of Wollongong in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. The funding received from this grant will go towards painting a rainbow staircase in support of the LGBTQIA+ community at their school.
headspace Bathurst is a youth-friendly, free service for anyone aged between 12 and 25 years who would just like to improve their health and wellbeing. Their grant money will go towards purchasing equipment and decorations for Bathhurst’s Inaugural LGBTQIA+ Drag Night, an event for 15-25 y/os in an area with no other LGBTQIA+ events.
Cultural Diversity Network Inc
Cultural Diversity Network Inc help migrants and refugees achieve a sense of belonging, independence and purpose through education, work, and social connection. Their grant will fund an educational webinar on pre-flight experiences of LGBTQIA+ refugees, raising awareness of mental health issues facing LGBTQIA+ refugees.
New Norfolk High School
New Norfolk High School is a coeducational Years 7- 12 school in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley. This grant will be going towards NNHS’ LGBTIQA+ Diversity Club, with a focus on student voice, aiming for student support.
James Seow has received grant funding to support part of his course fee to Equality Project’s “Be the change: Transformative leadership training” program. The result of this training will enable James to assist LGBTIQ minority groups voluntarily.
Pictured: 1st Caroline Springs Scout Group Pride March