New grants to support South Australia’s LGBTIQ community
Applications are now open for $50,000 worth of new State Government grants to fund projects aimed at improving the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer South Australians.
Communities and Social Inclusion Minister Zoe Bettison said eligible, not-for-profit community organisations can apply for up to $10,000 for projects that help to promote social inclusion.
"The grants program aims to increase the capacity of community organisations to improve
outcomes for LGBTIQ South Australians," Ms Bettison said.
"Improving outcomes and increasing opportunities for LGBTIQ people is critical to achieving an inclusive society which in turn enhances the well-being and prosperity of the whole community.
Ms Bettison said applicants are encouraged to develop resources or strategies that; address issues facing people in the LGBTIQ community, increase community acceptance and reduce discrimination.
She said preference will be given to projects that promote inclusion in line with the priorities outlined in the South Australian Strategy for the Inclusion of LGBTIQ People 2014-2016
This includes the areas of:
- social and emotional well-being
- employment opportunities
- awareness and education
- inclusive service delivery
- engagement with LGBTIQ communities
"The South Australian Government is committed to building a society where everyone feels safe and where diversity is valued and celebrated," she said.
"Grants will be given to eligible organisations that demonstrate a sound understanding and experience of working with the LGBTIQ community."
Applications close at 5pm Friday, 19 December 2014.
To view the grant guidelines or to apply online go to www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/grants-for-organisations.
For further information on the grants, contact the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion on (08) 8415 4348.