The Small Grants program supports projects proposed by individuals and or organisations and or communities who would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs. Grants are up to $500, and the project needs to directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.

Small grant rounds are offered four times each calendar year, with the following closing dates:

  • First round – March 8, 2020.
  • Second round –  June 14, 2020.
  • Third Round – September 13, 2020.
  • Fourth Round – December 6, 2020.

We endeavour to process and access applications within 7 days of each round closing date.

Applications can be made at any time, however they will only be considered for the round closest to the date of the application’s submission. 

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.

Criteria for Small Grants

Pride Foundation will invest in projects that benefit either LGBTQIA+ individuals or community or strengthen LGBTQIA+ organisational capacity:

Individuals – an application needs to satisfy at least one of the following intended outcomes. Through the project LGBTIQ community members will:

  • be more connected to each other and to their community
  • have improved skills and knowledge
  • have enhanced wellbeing and resilience
  • participate more fully in their community

Organisational capacity – an application needs to satisfy at least one of the following intended outcomes.  Through the projects LGBTIQ organisation will:

  • 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.

The planned activity must involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ members and promote positive social outcomes in our community.

Who can apply

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 $500 will not be considered.

Eligible Activities

Examples include but are not limited to funds towards:

  • 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

Successful applicants enter an agreement with Pride Foundation Australia to deliver their project.

For further information or to apply for a grant please visit the Pride Foundations website or contact Pride Foundation Australia via email