The Sidney Myer Fund and the GALFA Board of Directors are pleased to announce our inaugural joint funding round, as part of the Sidney Myer Fund Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program, to the value of $15,000.
The aim of the grant is to reduce social exclusion of older GLBTI Australians. This may include nationally applicable projects that:
- Increase the sustainability of inclusive aged care services
- Improve GLBTI access to inclusive aged care services
- Generate strategies for ageing well
- Reduce ageism within GLBTI communities
Projects can take the form of community development, education, applied research, events or conferences.
Applicants are to submit an expression of interest by email to GALFA using the appropriate form by Monday 18th August 2014. Those short listed will then be advised by 1st September and asked to submit a full application using the Sidney Myer Fund online system by 1st October 2014.
Details and forms will be posted on the GALFA website soon.
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For more information, contact:
Ruth McNair (GALFA Director)
- 0419 120 663
Kris and Ruth in Sydney
GALFA is very pleased to announce that the $6,000 grant has been awarded to Lesbian Parenting Australia Inc President Kristine Rowe for the development of a lesbian parenting website.
This website will be a national resource for LGBTIQ women wanting to start a family. It will provide information, community links and other regularly updated resources to help prospective parents understand their fertility, donor issues, the law, parenting options and much more. It will also include personal stories of women who have successfully negotiated their path to parenting through testimonials and a bulletin board.
This project satisfies the aim of this grant round which was to improve the health and wellbeing of Australian lesbians and bisexual women, and to be nationally applicable.
The combined galfa-ALMA selection panel agreed this has been a very useful collaboration and we are keen to run a joint round again in the future.