Small Grants Program

Pride Foundation Australia

Relevent Country: Australia

The Pride Foundation Australia is seeking applications for the Small Grants Program to support projects proposed by individuals, organisations, and communities.

The project needs to directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.

Funding Considerations    


An application needs to satisfy at least one of the following intended outcomes. Through the project, LGBTQIA+ community members will:

  • be more connected to each other and to their community;
  • have improved skills and knowledge;
  • have enhanced wellbeing and resilience;
  • participate more fully in their community.
  • Organisational Capacity
  • An application needs to satisfy at least one of the following intended outcomes. Through the projects, the organisation will:
  • be better able to recruit and retain volunteers and members;
  • work better with the community and/or other organisations;
  • improve the skills and knowledge of volunteers/members;
  • develop resources it needs to undertake its work.

Funding Information

  • Applications for funding beyond $1000 will not be considered.

Eligible Activities

Examples include but are not limited to funds towards:

  • Venue rental for meetings or social events;
  • Advertising and marketing costs for events;
  • Speaker’s fees;
  • Artist’s fees;
  • Website maintenance costs;
  • Website hosting fees;
  • Catering costs for community events.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident, or a community group that is operating in Australia.
  • Applicants need only be a group of people with a common interest.
  • It is preferred that individuals / groups apply through an Auspice organisation, but it is not a necessary requirement.


The following are ineligible for funding:

  • Projects that do not benefit the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Projects that have commenced or been completed.
  • Projects that are not based in Australia.
  • Projects that are considered core business of an organisation.
  • Funding for individual travel expenses.
  • Costs of organising and running competitions, prizes, awards, or fundraising events (for example, judges expenses, administration and infrastructure costs).
  • Projects managed by grantees who have not acquitted previous grants from Pride Foundation Australia.
  • Grantees that received a PFA small grant in the previous 2 years.
  • Limited and Propriety.
  • Limited companies which are for-profit organisations.