The Channel is a giving circle specifically for LGBTIQA causes. It is designed to encourage individuals to donate small amounts to a pooled fund, and then together to decide on a specific community program to donate to. The Channel was established by Georgia Mathews and launched in 2016. Initially Ian Gould and Ruth McNair met with Georgia to share our networks and knowledge, however it became clear that there was a natural fit with GALFA.
After considerable consultation with John Emerson, retired lawyer at Freehills; Trudy Wyse at the Australian Communities Foundation; and others in the field, we agreed that The Channel could become a sub-fund of GALFA. In this way, The Channel has access to a ready-made charitable DGR structure, and GALFA benefits from the injection of youthful enthusiasm and ideas. See www.the-channel.org