The State Government is continuing its support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) young people by offering new grants for the not-for-profit community and volunteer organisations.
Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said the LGBTIQ+ youth grants aim to improve the inclusion, wellbeing and quality of life for LGBTIQ+ young South Australians.
The State Government is offering a total of $52,000 in one-off grants of up to $5000 per project.
“These grants are one of the many ways the State Government is supporting young LGBTIQ+ South Australians, promoting the importance of diversity and tolerance in our community,” said Minister Lensink.
“The grants will help resource programs, services and support groups that connect with LGBTIQ+ young people.
“The grants may support a range of activities such as delivering a community event, providing opportunities for emerging LGBTIQ+ leaders, or purchasing equipment to help facilitate inclusive spaces.”
LGBTIQ+ Youth Grants are available to community organisations that work directly with LGBTIQ+ young people aged 12-25 years to increase their sense of belonging, provide access to safe and inclusive spaces and increase their confidence in service providers.
“The State Government has also organised a LGBTIQ+ roundtable event on April 12 to bring together members of the LGBTIQ community to discuss issues that are important to them, and work on strategies to overcome them,” said Minister Lensink.
Seven Guidelines for funding are available at: www.dhs.sa.gov.au/services/grants-for-organisations or the LGBTIQ+ Youth Grants team on 8413 8178.
Applications are open until 12pm 29 April 2019. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application in May.