Applying for funds

Grant process

GALFA opens funding rounds from time to time as funds become available. Organisations should check the GALFA website periodically for new funding rounds.

Applying for a GALFA grant is a two-stage process:

  1. Firstly GALFA will call for expressions of interest. These are short-listed by the Galfa Board within 1 month of the closing of the EOI stage.
  2. Short-listed applicants asked to submit a full application with a detailed budget template.

Submissions will be by email only.

Funding eligibility guidelines

The following criteria must be fulfilled when applying for funds from GALFA:

  • The activity/organisation seeking funding must be either solely or chiefly focused on the good and betterment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex people and allied communities in Australia.
  • All grant applications eligible to be funded from either the GALFA Public Fund and/or the GALFA Charitable Fund will have to meet the funding priorities as set from time to time by the Foundation.
  • Organisations or groups with DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) and ITEC (Income Tax Exempt Charity) status from the Australian Tax Office are eligible to apply for funds from the GALFA Public Fund or Charitable Fund. Other groups can apply for funding to help establish DGR and ITEC status.
  • Organisations or groups with only ITEC status can apply for funds from GALFA Charitable Fund.
  • Groups without DGR or ITEC status may apply to use funding for charitable purposes.

A deductible gift recipient (DGR) is an entity that is entitled to receive income tax deductible gifts. All DGR’s have to be endorsed by the Australian Tax Office. The deduction is claimed by the person or organisation that makes the gift. Gifts need to be $2.00 or more.

An income tax exempt charity (ITEC) is a charity that has been endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as exempt from paying income tax and the charity does not need to lodge an income tax return unless specifically asked to do so.