Myer-GALFA grant round 1 for 2016 – COTA/TGV Project announced

The Sidney Myer Fund and the GALFA Board of Directors are pleased to announce the Council for the Ageing Vic and Transgender Victoria have received a grant of $15,000 for a project called ‘Supporting older LGBTI Victorians to plan around end of life’.

In partnership, they aim to develop information resources to guide older trans and gender diverse (TGD- and LGBTI) Victorians to information which will encourage end of life planning. These will be based on information gathered through a survey of information needs and focus groups. The resources will be co-designed with the TGD community and used in information and education outreach by both organisations. These will include short videos detailing key messages and case studies, and an information checklist to guide older people in end of life planning.

GALFA News – Winter 2016

The latest edition of GALFAs newsletter has hit the virtual presses. You can read it here and subscribe for future mailouts at our contact page.

Contents:

  1. Gala High Cow charity dinner raised over $8,000 for GALFA
  2. Myer-GALFA grant round 1 for 2016 – COTA/TGV Project announced
  3. LGBTI Homelessness project has received government funding
  4. Welcome to new Board member Catherine Fitzgerald
  5. GALFA launches our bequest brochure
  6. LGBTI Disability area update
  7. Thank you for your donations

Gala High Cow charity dinner raised over $8,000 for GALFA

A gala dinner held in Melbourne on Sat 9 April 2016 was hosted by reigning Laird Leatherman Stephen Morgan and raised $8,046 for GALFA.

Stephen Morgan was awarded the title of Laird Leatherman August 2015, and nominated GALFA as his charity of choice for the inaugural High Cow Charity Dinner as the centerpiece activity of his fundraising year. GALFA Chair, Dr Ruth McNair responded by saying that "thanks to Stephen's fundraising efforts, GALFA is able to continue to provide benefits to the LGBTI communities through targeted grants".

More information can be found in our Winter 2016 newsletter.