Past Small Grant Recipients



Funded: Refugee South Asian disabled and transgender artist, writer and musician to perform new album with other performers on Trans Day of Visibility.

Equal Love Brisbane

Funded: Registration Fee to attend the National Union of Students Conference. 

Pleasure Project

Funded: A Midsumma visual arts exhibition featuring Australian and international LGBTIQA+ artists, whose work highlights queer women and gender diverse peoples’ experiences of sex, sexuality, intimacy and pleasure.

Rainbow Families

Funded: Printing and postage of a new poster for birth workers around inclusive language.

Q Group Clare Valley

Funded: Publication for Dorcas Tang’s exhibition at 4A, Love Me Long Time, exhibited during World Pride. Explores intersections of queerness, Asian identity, and gender identity.

By Candlelight Concerns

Funded: Community consultation to develop a live performance workshop series for First Nations LGBTQIA+SB artists.

Trans and Gender Diverse Kids Australia

Funded: A website upgrade, to reach more members and volunteers to suppor transgender youth or their families.

Glasshouse Hinterland Australian Football Club

Funded: Advertisement for LGBTQIA+ to join the club’s all-inclusive AFL Womens team.

Acceptance Melbourne

Funded: 50th anniversary event for Acceptance Melbourne, themed “We honour our trailblazers”. Venue space hired from the Vic Pride Centre.

Flowerdale Community House Inc.

Funded: Catering and advertising for the creation of a monthly meeting space for LGBTQ+ 18 years plus in a rural community.

Sunraynbow Connection

Funded: Future social events for a newly formed and much needed LGBTQIA+ social group in regional Mildura. 

Late Blooming Lesbians

Funded: 2 years annual subscription fees for MeetUp and website hosting fees for social and support group for late blooming lesbians. 

Karinya House for Mothers & Babies

Funded: Understanding Sex and Gender Diversity workshop for staff, building the capacity of Karinya House to support LGBTQIA+ people.

Rainbow on the River

Funded: Towards their annual street parade during Mardi Gras weekend in June 2023. Held in Laurieton, on the North Coast of NSW.

Basement Productions

Funded: Covering fees for a new production, MORPHOSIS. Highlighting all the colours of the Queer artistic rainbow in Boorloo/Perth for the local community.

DIRTY MOUTH Queer Poetry Zine

Funded: Towards printing and postage of DIRTY MOUTH Queer Poetry Zine, sharing the work of queer poets and artists

Leadership Great South Coast

Funded: Towards Take A Step Forward: LGBTIQA+ Diversity and Inclusion Conference

By Candlelight Concerns

Funded: A music and poetry event that platforms LGBTQIA performers, creating safe, intimate spaces for LGBTQIA community

Rainbow Abilities

Funded: Much needed funds to cover insurance for community gatherings for LGBTQIA+ folk with disabilities

Emmaly Langridge

Funded: A live performance event for queer women and non-binary folks  

Rainbow shoelace project

Funded: Continuation of Abbie’s work on Rainbow Shoelace Project

Q Group Clare Valley

Funded: a Pilot LGBTQIA+ support group for high-school-aged children in the Clare Valley region

LINE Wangaratta

Funded: Supporting the volunteer-led Not-for-Profit charity in the north east region


Funded: Embroidery for Polo Shirts for players in a Pride Round played in August 2022

Q Co-Lab

Funded: A design initiative towards a new service empowering LGBTQIA+ Australians 

Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

Funded: In partnership with Coonamble High School and Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service, towards their Wear it Purple event.

Ellie Cheeseman

Funded: The hire of a yoga studio for 10 sessions of meditation, dance & yoga to foster conversations around gender identity and the LGBT community

Goldfields Library Corporation

Funded: The purchase LGBTQIA+ picture books for kids to add to their libraries

Laneikka Denne

Funded: Laneikka’s flights to NYC for participation in the Diversity Entertainment Creative Mentorship 2022

Bilo Rainbow

Funded: Towards a community group focused on celebrating the LGBTQI+ community of Biloela.


Funded: catering for a LGBTQIA+ Youth Disco for community in the Wagga Wagga and the Riverina region


Funded: towards the performance of Utter Mess, a cabaret about identity and language, at La Mama Theatre, Carlton


Funded: Pay honorarium to emerging and established First Nations LGBTQIA+ writers and performers

Rainbow on the reef

Funded: Catering for six Rainbow on the Reef community gatherings over 6 months


Funded: Towards TLLPC’s International Transgender Day Of Visibility Day celebration


Funded: A Parents and Teachers Q&A evening discussing issues such as understanding gender, pronouns, sexuality, transitioning

LGBTI Community Ageing Network

Funded: Partially covered payment for an MC to host LGBTICAN’s forum “LGBT Ageing on the Sunshine Coast”

Fruit Box Theatre

Funded: Pay for five LGBTQIA+ actors and one LGBTQIA+ playwright for their participation in Fruit Box Theatre’s Ripe Development Program


A thousand threads: Stories of us

Funded: A set of printable resources for their workshop series for future facilitators

South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance

Funded: Two election forums for political leaders to present their policies relating to LGBTIQA+ issues

The Rural Pride Network

Funded: Launch of their new website that will provide resources to the community and their allies

Picabeen Community Association Inc.

Funded: A drop-in program that supports LGBTQIA+ young people and allies, facilitated by an identified queer social worker

Darwin Indigenous Men's Service

Funded: Catering and non-alcoholic drinks for a year of monthly social events

Bo Bickmore

Funded: Photographer and models for the media and advertising of Taking Up Space: Love Letters to Queer Bodies

Campania District School

Funded: A group for anyone to come together and celebrate and support diversity

Network of Community Activities

Funded: A professional development masterclass to discuss LGBTIQ+ issues for students, including specialised guest speakers and also a Q&A.

Drop In Care Space Inc

Funded: A Rainbow flag and LGBTQIA+ books for their inclusive and affirming queer library

Haus of Trash

Funded: A. queer reimagining of Amy Winehouse’s music, featuring drag artist Trey L’Trash

Kasia Vickery

Funded: Securing a safe and inclusive rehearsal space for Taz vs The Pleb

Youth Off The Streets

Funded: Purchasing a rainbow flag, as well as books and magazines that sensitively explores the LGBTIQ experience as a young adult for their Step Up program


Funded: a Pride picnic at the Bankstown Arts Centre for the Muslim Peers Project participants and their allies

SMBI Listeners Inc.

Funded: Hall hire, catering, ferry & facilitators fee for Community Conversations event


Funded: Payment for designing the animated characters that will feature in Who I Am

Welcome Change Media

Funded: Projects they have planned to kick off their first year as a start-up podcast production company

The Shed

Funded: Support for participants who are unable to donate to cover the cost of postage for their free binder program

Kununurra Pride Weekend

Funded: Cover costs including transport of entertainers, story times, make up tutorials etc. for their event

Chopt Logic

Funded: Towards artists fees for Our Blood Runs in the Street

Casey Rainbow Community

Funded: Rainbow Community Picnic event at Midsumma Festival

Captivate The Future

Funded: Providing prize money to establish the Hannah Ivy Pride Foundation Prize


Nambucca Valley Youth Services Centre

Funded: Supported LetsBeeGay Youth group to continue with their fortnightly meetings/gatherings

Naughty Noodle Fun Haus

Funded: Local community events on days of significance including Mardis Gras, IDAHOBIT, Pride Month, Wear It Purple Day and RU OK Day

Unfit for Publication (UFP)

Funded: Purchasing web hosting and domain-name rental over a two year period 

A Modern Gay's Guide

Funded: Renewing their domains and SSL security + funding five articles


Funded: Marketing, graphic design and printing for new LGBTQIA+ youth program Out Social

1st Caroline Springs Scout Group

Funded: Sexuality & Gender Workshop run in partnership with Minus18

Dapto High School

Funded: Painting a rainbow staircase in support of the LGBTQIA+ community

headspace Bathurst

Funded: Decorations for Bathhurst’s Inaugural LGBTQIA+ Drag Night

Cultural Diversity Network Inc

Funded: Webinar on pre-flight experiences of LGBTQIA+ refugees & mental health issues facing LGBTQIA+ refugees

New Norfolk High School

Funded: NNHS’ LGBTIQA+ Diversity Club

Ethnic LGBT+

Funded: Expenses to organise QLD’s first family focused creative festival for CALD and LGBTIQA+ community

AP Pobjoy

Funded: Covering the Victorian Film Fund application fee towards a documentary about lesbian couple Phyliss and Francesca who started Daughters of Bilits/ALM

Western Paddlers NSW & Central West Transgender and Gender Diversity Group

Funded: BBQ and Pride hats for a paddle for the LGBTIQ+ community on the Macquarie River in Dubbo

Queer Indonesia Archive (QIA)

Funded: Website hosting and design consultation

Apollo Parkways Pre-School

Funded:  Access to a Proud Pride Library to their pre-schoolers

Sam Martin - Sam I Am

Funded: Supporting their Native deaf queer interpreter, as they continue to pursue extra funding for their non-native interpreter

Hudson Road Family Centre

Funded: Informal support group for LGBTQIA+ teens, in Bunbury

Queer Family

Funded: A full day IDAHOBIT event at the Mullumbimby Commons

OUT South West

Funded: 12 months of room hire for OUTSW to run a fortnightly trans support group

GLBT Rights in Ageing

Funded: Running costs of holding their second Barn Dance

James Seow

Funded: Part course fee to Equality Project’s “Be the change: Transformative leadership training” program


Ben MacEllen

Funded: Towards cost of equipment to take Transmansplaining to rural towns

Bendigo Pride Festival

Funded: 2020 Festival marketing and promotion

Rainbow Community House

Funded: Pride flags for headquarters and printing of flyers and posters.

TransFolk of Western Australia

Funded: Investment in PA system to sustain ongoing events

Mother Duck

Funded: 3-day program for LGBTQIA+ youth


Funded: Catering costs for 5 year anniversary social event

Advance Diversity Services

Funded: Printing of additional copies of Multicultural LGBTQIA+ Support Directory

Headspace Newcastle

Funded: LGBTQIA+ card game development by youth members of “As You Are” group

Tadc Quirke

Funded: Attendance of the Better Together Conference in 2020.

Tiwi Islander Sistagirls

Funded: Travel and accommodation for 8 Sistergirls to participate in Dance Rites at Sydney Opera House

Rainbow Disability SA

Funded: Establishment of an ongoing support group for LGBT+ people with disabilities in SA

Family Access Network

Funded: LGBTIQ book exchange library for clients in LGBTQI specific transitional properties

North-East Bushrangers Basketball

Funded: Establishing new Bushrangers women’s team

Blacktown Youth Services

Funded: AllOut LGBTIQ youth event

Adrian Tilby

Funded: decoration and band hire for Barn Dance Perth, 2019

Sydney Bi+ Network

Funded: BiLines – Storytelling event which aims to celebrate, support, and promote the experiences of bi+ people

Pride In Port

Funded: Supporting annual LGBTQIA+ celebrations in Port Macquarie

Anam Cara Geelong

Funded: Payment of LGBTQIA+ speaker at  workshop for volunteers and staff


Portland Bay School

Funded: Support Plan development to support children affirming gender or transitioning at school

City of Casey Council

Funded: Catering for attendees of LGBTQIA youth social support group

Melbourne Bisexual Network

Funded: Marketing and promotional material for distribution at Better Together conference 2019

Ayman Barbaresco

Funded: Courses to help Ayman with his facilitation and work in LGBTIQ community.

Courage to Care

Funded: LGBT Discrimination Awareness Exhibit

Wing Hong Chu

Funded: Attendance of 2-day LGBT+ Rights Activism Training in Adelaide

James Hamilton

Funded: Website upgrade for project Rainbow Legacies

Free Range Holistic Creativity

Funded: Payment for queer/LGBT+ panelists at FUTURE NOW. forum Oct 2018

LGBTI Community Care

Funded: Towards the cost of establishing the first LGBTI community service in Northam, WA.

Emma Rose Smith

Funded: Queer outreach to increase participation of LGBTQIA+ people in Unspoken Words’ 2018 program

Dexter Rosengrave

Funded: community-focused art project Safe Haven

Mia Mala McDonald

Funded: Rainbow Families Portrait Project

Ben Nielsen

Funded: Supporting second season of the podcast LGBTI[Q&A] 

Busselton Pride

Funded: Supporting to Busselton Pride March 2018

Anna Laerkesan

Funded: Exhibition of The Apocalypse Tapestry Of Darlinghurst

Hawkesbury Community Outreach service

Funded: Come Out, Come Out wherever U R, an IDAHOBIT day celebration

Women*s Circus

Funded: Providing two trans and gender diverse skills circus training sessions


Maleny Neighbourhood Centre

Funded: Support of an ally network in the Maleny Region, QLD

Christian Community Aid Service Inc

Funded: Our Space Youth Centre Eastwood LGBTQ services launch event

Wong Lab Productions

Funded: The production of Secret Gaygent: Short Film

Sydney Queer Muslims

Funded: 2 years website hosting & new members monthly catch up for support group.

Tina Dixson

Funded: Organisation of a retreat for queer refugee women

Bisexual+ Community Perth

Funded: Bisexual presence in the WA Pride Parade on 25 November 2017

Esther Joy Montgomery

Funded: Development of posters and pamphlets, as well as catering for Aboriginal LGBTI Awareness Day

Albert Park Flexible Learning Centre

Funded: Exploring Sexuality, Gender Diversity workshop

Eric Kuhlmann

Funded: The cost of hiring sound systems for Pride March Adelaide

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