New grants for LGBTIQA+ groups


The state government is calling for organisations and groups that support Victoria’s LGBTIQA+ communities to apply for grants that will help them strengthen their work and grow.

Applications are now open for LGBTIQA+ Organisational Development Grants until April 30.

The annual grants program established by the state government in 2016 helps organisations and groups grow their capacity to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) communities across Victoria.

Recipients are supported to run a range of activities including training and mentoring for staff and volunteers, expanding their work into regional Victoria, and plan for the future of their organisations.

Established groups and those with demonstrated experience in serving LGBTIQA+ communities can apply for grants of up to $40,000, while newer organisations or those with limited experience can apply for grants of up to $20,000.

Applications are particularly encouraged from groups that support engagement with diverse LGBTIQA+ communities, including regional and rural communities across Victoria.

Equality Minister Harriet Shing said she encourages all eligible organisations keen to see their LGBTIQA+ communities thrive to apply for these grants.

“In Victoria, equality is not negotiable. These grants will provide vital support to organisations and groups that contribute to the economic and social inclusion needs of LGBTIQA+ communities being met across the state now and well into the future,“ she said.