Pride Foundation Australia (PFA) / Sidney Myer Fund
Grant Round 1, 2022

The PFA Board of Directors and the Sidney Myer Fund are pleased to announce our next joint funding round, to the value of $20,000.

Last Updated 13/12/2021

This grant round will focus on supporting LGBTQIA+ refugees and people seeking asylum.

We encourage projects that are collaborations between refugee and asylum seeker agencies or groups and LGBTQIA+ agencies or groups.  Where an LGBTIQ+ refugee-led group is partnering with another organisation we encourage equal partnerships and co-design. One of the organisations/groups must have DGR status. Projects should aim to assist LGBTQIA+ people who are refugees or seeking asylum in any of the following areas:

  • Improving access to stable housing,
  • Enhancing education and/or workforce participation
  • Enhancing support for community connection and improving settlement outcomes
  • Improving health and/or health literacy
  • Supporting links to LGBTIQ services and supports
  • Enhancing cultural engagement and development
  • Improving LGBTQIA+ inclusive practice in services.

Types of projects

Projects may have a duration of up to two years and include any of the following:

  • Community development, or
  • Education initiatives, or
  • Applied, community-led research with tangible outcomes in the field, or
  • Events including arts and cultural or conferences.

The following activities will not be funded:

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


Applicants must submit an expression of interest by email to PFA using the appropriate form by 5pm Monday 14 March 2022. Those short listed will be advised by 1 April and will be invited to submit a full application using the Sidney Myer Fund online application system by Friday 6 May 2022.  The successful applicant will be advised in June, with the project to start no earlier than 1st July 2021.

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