Expressions of interest for LGBTI Community Grants

Equality Website | LGBTI Community Grants Program 2016 – 17 Guidelines

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We’ve been contacted by the Department of Premier and Cabinet office in Victoria to publicise the LGBTI community grants programme.

It’s a one million dollar (over 4 years) grant available to any LGBTI group to help strengthen groups, volunteers and their work.

Expressions of interest can be sent, after reading through the  LGBTI Community Grants Program 2016 – 17 Guidelines, and an information session is being run:

When: Thursday 15 September, 5:30pm
Where: Treasury Theatre, Lower plaza, 1 Macarthur St, East Melbourne
Register: Online at Eventbrite

For full details, read the press release, below.

Press release from DPC Equality Branch

The DPC Equality Branch would like to announce that Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the new LGBTI Community Grants
Program are now open.

For more information, please see the Equality Website and the LGBTI Community Grants Program 2016 – 17 Guidelines.

About the LGBTI Community Grants Program

The Victorian Government is committed to supporting LGBTI communities in Victoria, and to strengthening the organisations, groups and individuals within the LGBTI community and volunteer sector. This sector plays a key role in improving the lives of LGBTI Victorians, and assisting the Victorian Government to deliver its equality agenda. Strong community organisations help inform the development of public policy on justice and human rights issues, and deliver vital health and community services. Informal community and volunteer groups of a smaller scale play an important role and respond to community needs with innovative and flexible solutions.

The LGBTI Community Grants Program has been established to foster the further development of a sustainable and skilled LGBTI community and volunteer sector in Victoria.

The Grants Program will consist of $1 million per year for four years and is designed to:

  1. give LGBTI community organisations and groups the financial resources needed to build capacity by investing in organisational development; and
  2. fund activities to develop the leadership and management skills of current and future LGBTI community
    leaders.

This initiative is administered by the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Equality Branch.

Groups, organisations and individuals that work across diversities within LGBTI communities are particularly encouraged to apply. These diversities include (but are not limited to): Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, culturally diverse and multifaith communities, those with lived experience of disability, those living in rural and regional areas, youth and seniors.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now open online

EOI applications will be open online at the Equality Website. EOIs will close on Sunday 9 October.

Please ensure you have read the LGBTI Community Grants Program 2016 – 17 Guidelines prior to applying. These Guidelines contain vital information in regards to eligibility, objectives of the Grants Program, funding available and how to apply.

EOI Information Session for EOI applications

The Equality Branch will host an Information Session for EOI applications. This session will provide information about the grants, and give applicants the opportunity to ask questions about the process or kinds of applications we can support if they are unsure.

When: Thursday 15 September, 5:30pm
Where: Treasury Theatre, Lower plaza, 1 Macarthur St, East Melbourne
Register: Online at Eventbrite

For more information, please read the LGBTI Community Grants Program 2016 – 17.

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