Apply for funding

Pride Foundation Australia offers both Major Grants and Small Grants (up to $500), each with specific eligibility and criteria. To stay up-to-date with our funding opportunities, sign up for our newsletter and check our website regularly.

Major Grants Guidelines

Major Grant funding rounds open from time to time as funds become available. Our Major Grants are sometimes collaborative, with financial support from another philanthropic funder.

Applying for a grant is a two-stage process:

  1. Firstly, Pride Foundation will call for expressions of interest (EOI), which asks for an outline of the proposed project. These are then reviewed, with a small number of the best applicants being invited to make a full submission. This ‘short-list’ is usually completed within 1 month of the closing of the EOI stage.
  2. Short-listed applicants will then be invited to submit a detailed application together with a detailed budget.

Please note: Expressions of Interest and full applications will be received by email only.

Eligibility Criteria

The following general criteria must be met when applying for funds:

  • The activity seeking funding must be either solely or chiefly focused on the good and betterment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex people and allied communities in Australia.
  • All grant applications have to meet the funding priorities as set from time to time by the Foundation.
Commonly the major grants are suited to projects including:
  • Community development
  • Education initiatives
  • Applied, community-led research with tangible outcomes in the field
  • Events or conferences

The grants are not intended to support capital and building works, vehicles, furniture or equipment, general fund-raising, travel, books or religious activities.

DGR status

  • Organisations are usually required to have DGR1 (Deductible Gift Recipient-Item 1) and TCC (Tax Concession Charity) status from the Australian Tax Office.  
  • Groups without DGR1 or TCC status may apply through an organisation that has DGR1 and TCC that agrees to auspice the project.  Prior to making a grant for an auspiced project, there needs to be an auspice agreement between the project proposer and auspice organisation that is acceptable to the Foundation.

For more information on current opportunities and the types of projects funded visit the links below.

Current Grant Round

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.

Small Grants

Grants are up to $500, and the project needs to directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.

Past Funded Projects

Since 2005 Pride Foundation Australia (formerly GALFA) has granted over $200,000 for more than 40 grants and leveraged almost $300,000 in co-funding to increase philanthropy for our LGBTQIA+ community.