Current grant round

December 2020

PFA x Sidney Myer Fund Grant

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

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 1 March 2021. Those short listed will be advised by 19th March and will be invited to submit a full application using the Sidney Myer Fund online application system by Friday 30 April 2021.  The successful applicant will be advised in June, with the project to start no earlier than 1st July 2021.

Application forms

PFA x Sidney Myer Fund EOI Form

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

Funding for Peer-led support groups for LGBTIQA+ refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia

Pride Foundation Australia is seeking applications from existing or new peer-led support groups for LGBTIQA+ refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. We particularly encourage groups in smaller cities and regional areas to apply. Up to $5,000 (no GST) is available for each group to be used over a 12-month period.

What will the funding be for

The funding may be for regular group meetings (face-to-face and/or virtual), or for occasional gatherings, as needed locally.

Applications must be led by LGBTIQA+ refugees and/or people seeking asylum and supported by an organisation that is willing and able to host the support group. Such organisations may be LGBTIQA+ community organisations, or refugee and asylum seeker organisations, or other community-based groups. PFA can provide assistance to find an appropriate organisation if needed.

The proposed hosting organisation should agree to provide in-kind support for the group in the form of:

  • A meeting room
  • Infrastructure such as access to a computer/ on-line meeting platform for communications (e.g.Zoom) including the covering the cost
  • A staff liaison person to assist in organisation
  • Facilitating training, capacity building and support for the group facilitators
  • Facilitating access to case management and counselling support for group members as needed
  • Consideration of ongoing support after initial funding has been used

Application

Applications must address:

  • the purpose and activities of the proposed peer-support group
  • the personnel involved – leadership and expected numbers attending
  • the lead organisation name, ABN and confirmed DGR status, contact person
  • timelines
  • the budget, including any in-kind support

Applicants must submit an expression of interest by email to PFA using the appropriate form by 5pm Sunday 31st January 2021.

Application forms

Peer-led support group funding application form

For more information, contact:
Rhonda Brown (PFA grants volunteer)
M: 0419 309 540
E: grants@pridefoundation.org.au