Current grant round

July 2020

Call for Expressions of Interest

Pride Foundation Australia is seeking expressions of interest for projects for the betterment of LGBTIQA+ refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. The project will be conducted within a 12-month period, with a total payment of $20,000.
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

Types of projects

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 Friday 28th August 2020. Those short listed will be advised by 11th September and will be invited to submit a full application using the Sidney Myer Fund online application system by Sunday 11th October 2020.  The successful applicant will be advised in December, with the project to start no earlier than 1st January 2021.

Expression of interest forms

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST July 2020 PDF Version    
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST July 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
E: grants@pridefoundation.org.au