Current grant round

joint funding 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. Closing 2 March 2020.
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 and LGBTQIA+ groups. The 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 support for community connection and settlement
  • Enhancing cultural engagement and development
  • Building evidence
  • Improving LGBTQIA+ inclusive practice in services
  • Improving mental health and wellbeing.

The grant would focus on nationally-applicable projects over a 1-2 year period through one or more of:

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

Applicants must submit an expression of interest by email to PFA using the appropriate form by 5pm Monday 2nd March 2020. Those short listed will be advised by 20th March and will be invited to submit a full application using the Sidney Myer Fund online application system by Friday 1st May 2020. The successful applicant will be advised in June, with the project to start no earlier than 1st July 2020.

Expression of interest forms

GRANT ROUND 1 2020 PDF Version    
GRANT ROUND 1 2020 WORD Version


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

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