LGBTIQ business organisation GLOBE has announced it will award $33,000 to Victorian LGBTIQ individuals, groups and businesses through its long-running Community Grants program.
Each year, Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise (GLOBE) reinvests the revenue from its annual Community Awards ceremony into the state’s LGBTIQ community through the annual Community Grants program, with various grants on offer to support LGBTIQ community groups, students and business owners.
GLOBE Community Director Kaye Bradshaw said on Monday the organisation was now accepting applications for the 2019 GLOBE Community Grants Program, to the value of $33,000.
“This is the largest pool of funds GLOBE has been able to reinvest back into our vibrant and diverse community,” she said.
In 2019, GLOBE is awarding the following grants:
Community Grants to a maximum value of $2,000, available to LGBTI community groups and programs. These grants are intended to support small LGBTI community initiatives from LGBTI community groups & organisations, with applicants being required to demonstrate the positive social impact of their proposed activities for the LGBTI community.
Scholarship Grants to a maximum value of $2000, available to LGBTI students or early career professionals. This grant is to support educational and professional development activities to develop the recipients career pathway.
Small Business Grants to the value of $5,000 each, available to LGBTI owned and managed small businesses. The grants are intended to assist in the development, expansion and promotion of a small business, consultancy or creative enterprise.
GLOBE President Dan de Rochefort said this year the organisation had expanded the nomination criteria for its Small Business Grants to include all Victorian LGBTI-owned and operated small businesses, consultancies and creative enterprises, regardless of whether they are a member of our organisation or not.
“This is one of my most cherished GLOBE programs, as it allows us to truly give back to and connect with the entire Victorian LGBTI community,” de Rochefort said.
“There are so many of groups, organisations and small businesses that could do so much if they had a small bit of investment, and I am so glad that GLOBE can be a source of that investment to help our community to thrive.”
Some of the recipients of last year’s grants included FTM Shed, Alphabet Soup, Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus, The Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council, Yellowkitties, The Equality Project, and Spectrum Intersections.
To find out more about eligibility or to apply for a GLOBE Community Grant, visit the website here.
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