FUNDING FOR PEER-LED SUPPORT GROUPS FOR LGBTIQA+ REFUGEES AND PEOPLE SEEKING ASYLUM IN AUSTRALIA

Pride Foundation Australia is seeking applications from existing or new peer-led support groups for LGBTIQA+ refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. We particularly encourage groups in smaller cities and regional areas to apply. Up to $5,000 (no GST) is available for each group to be used over a 12-month period.

Last Updated 08/06/2020

What will the funding be for

The funding may be for regular group meetings (face-to-face and/or virtual), or for occasional gatherings, as needed locally.

Applications must be led by LGBTIQA+ refugees and/or people seeking asylum and supported by an organisation that is willing and able to host the support group. Such organisations may be LGBTIQA+ community organisations, or refugee and asylum seeker organisations, or other community-based groups. PFA can provide assistance to find an appropriate organisation if needed.

The proposed hosting organisation should agree to provide in-kind support for the group in the form of:

  • A meeting room
  • Infrastructure such as access to a computer/ on-line meeting platform for communications (e.g.Zoom) including the covering the cost
  • A staff liaison person to assist in organisation
  • Facilitating training, capacity building and support for the group facilitators
  • Facilitating access to case management and counselling support for group members as needed
  • Consideration of ongoing support after initial funding has been used

Application

Applications must address:

  • the purpose and activities of the proposed peer-support group
  • the personnel involved – leadership and expected numbers attending
  • the lead organisation name, ABN and confirmed DGR status, contact person
  • timelines
  • the budget, including any in-kind support

Applicants must submit an expression of interest by email to PFA using the appropriate form by 5pm Sunday 2nd May 2021.

Application forms

For more information, contact:
Rhonda Brown (PFA grants volunteer)
M: 0419 309 540