Meet Working It Out: Our 2019 Major Grant Recipient

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Working It Out is proud to receive the 2019 Pride Foundation Australia – Sidney Myer Foundation funding grant for their project “LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Practice for Disability Services”.

Working It Out, Tasmania’s gender, sexuality and intersex status support and education service is the 2019 recipient of this partnership grant between PFA and the Sydney Myer Foundation.

WIO CEO, Lynn Jarvis was looking for ways to further support the organisation to focus on LGBTQIA+ inclusive practice when she learnt of the PFA SMF grants, “I felt it was directly related to what we were planning to do.  Accessing funding is always difficult particularly in such a specialised area as ours but this opportunity felt like it had been written for us!  

The application process was straightforward, the timeframe was achievable, and we were delighted to hear we had been successful.

We anticipate that the LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Practice for Disability Services project end product, a tailored training package for disability service providers, will have ongoing outcomes throughout Tasmania and perhaps more broadly.

Subsequent to submitting our application I learnt of further funding available to us.  If successful, this will enable us to take the LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Practice for Disability Services project even further.  The PFA SMF grant really has sparked and inspired us to work further in this area.

I look forward to relating the highlights, challenges and successes to you for a future newsletter article.”

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