Today, on the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersex discrimination and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), the Victorian Government has announced the recipients of $700,000 worth of LGBTIQ+ Organisational Development Grants.
These grants strengthen organisations and community groups that support LGBTIQ+ people by funding projects that improve their internal capacity, strategic planning, sustainability and governance to enhance the ways they work with diverse communities.
This year, a total of 24 organisations will be receiving grants, a third of which are based in regional Victoria.
- tilde: Melbourne Trans and Gender Diverse Film Festival, which is receiving $50,000 to develop strategic, fundraising and partnership plans, and invest in mentoring and training for some of their key leaders.
- Feifei Curiosity is receiving almost $12,500 to set up a platform for the voices of LGBTIQ+ international students to create a sustainable model for supporting and advocating for them.
- Africare Community Services Inc is receiving $10,500 to develop an engagement plan and community outreach activities to build relationships with LGBTIQ+ people within African communities and inform their broader work.
- AmAble Community Services, a Geelong-based disability support organisation, is receiving $12,500 to research the needs of LGBTIQ+ young people with disabilities in their region and develop a social program to support them.
For a list of all recipients, visit Successful recipients - LGBTIQ+ Organisational Development Grants on vic.gov.au.
This grant program is part of the Victorian Government’s broader efforts to progress equality for LGBTIQ+ people through its 10-year strategy Pride in our Future.