The Pride Foundation Australia Small Grants program supports projects proposed by individuals, organisations, or communities who would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs.

Eligible activities include:

  • Venue rental for meetings or social events
  • Advertising and marketing costs for events
  • Speaker’s fees
  • Artist’s fees
  • Website maintenance costs
  • Website hosting fees
  • Catering costs for community events

The maximum grant has been increased to $1000 in 2022, and there will be more grants awarded (if successful) each round. The project needs to directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.

We welcome applications that are particularly creative and innovative, and those that are put forward by individuals, communities and organisations that have not received small grant funding in the previous 2 years. We regard favourably projects that work as partnerships between individuals and organisations.

Small grants funding considerations

  • Individuals
    • be more connected to each other and to their community
    • have improved skills and knowledge
    • participate more fully in their community
  • Organisations
    • be better able to recruit and retain volunteers and members
    • work better with the community and/or other organisations
    • improve the skills and knowledge of volunteers/members
    • develop resources it needs to undertake its work

Small grants funding eligibility

  • Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident, or a community group that is operating in Australia
  • Applicants need only be a group of people with a common interest
  • It is preferred that individuals/groups apply through an Auspice organisation, but it is not a necessary requirement
  • Applications for funding beyond $1000 will not be considered

The Small Grants Program is open all year round with particular cut-off dates throughout the year for assessment purposes. If an Application is received after the cut-off date, it will be assessed in the next round.

Round 2 closing Monday 17 July. Find out more on the Pride Australia website.