Grants for LGBTIQA+ groups to grow


The state government has announced 16 recipients that will receive a share of $400,000 as part of the LGBTIQA+ Organisational Development Grants program for 2024.

The annual grants program established by the state government in 2016 helps organisations and groups grow their capacity to support LGBTIQA+ communities across Victoria.

Close to a third of the projects supported through the grants program this year will be delivered in regional Victoria, with projects ranging from literary festivals to promoting LGBTIQA+ participation in sport and to those telling queer history.

A number of the grant recipients support marginalised LGBTIQA+ communities, including First Nations and multicultural communities, as well as LGBTIQA+ seniors, people with disability and young people.

Recipients include Our Point 3 Incorporated, which will use their funding to help LGBTIQA+ international students with podcast production and interview training that will enable them to share their stories.

Flat Out will use its funding to further develop and strengthen its work with trans and gender diverse people in the criminal justice system through its program, Beyond Bricks and Bars.

Equality Minister Harriet Shing said state government is working to ensure all Victorians are safe, free and equal.

“We’re supporting LGBTIQA+ organisations and groups with these grants so they can deliver programs that will help to build safe, supportive and inclusive communities for LGBTIQA+ communities across the state,” she said.

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