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    Goulburn Valley Pride Inc. Small Grants Program

    In 2019, we will have 2 small grants rounds giving $300 per round. This is a very important method to fund individuals and small groups that do not necessarily have DGR status, but are contributing to the wellbeing, visibility and connection of LGBTI+ locals. Each small grant is worth up to $300.

    Deadlines:
    First round – February 28 (with project to be completed by June 30)
    Second round – August 30 (with project to be completed by December 30)

    Applications can be made via the form below.

    We will endeavour to process and access applications within 7 days of each round.

    Applications will only be considered at the beginning of each grant round (i.e. before Feb 30 and Aug 30). Applications may be considered in between rounds in exceptional circumstances – please indicate any urgency or deadlines in your application.

    This small grants program aims to support LGBTI+ individuals and or organisations and communities who would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs. It is intended directly or indirectly to assist, involve and benefit LGBTI+ members and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.

    We welcome applications that are particularly creative and innovative, and those that are put forward by individuals and organisations that have not received small grant funding in the previous 2 years.

    We also look for projects that work as partnerships between individuals and organisations.

    For selected expressions of interest for the GV Pride Inc. Small Grant Round (up to $300) we invite a simple two-page application. All applications are assessed by a panel that includes an independent external specialist, to ensure we fund the best proposals.

    Successful applicants enter an agreement with GV Pride Inc. to deliver their project.

    Please note, funds are not available for for-profit organisations. GV Pride Inc. only funds projects benefiting LGBTI+ people in Greater Shepparton.

    Final Report: After the completion of the project, each grantee must complete a 1-page end-of-project summary and expense report within 30 days of the completion of the project.

    We encourage you to document your project and submit photographs that we can utilise in future promotional material. Please ensure that you have permission from all participants who appear in photographs or videos in order for them to be published.

    CRITERIA
    GV Pride Inc. will invest in projects that benefit either LGBTI+ individuals or strengthen LGBTI+ organisational capacity:
    Individuals – at least one of the following intended outcomes.
    LGBTI+ 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 – at least one of the following intended outcomes.
    LGBTI+ 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.
    The planned activity must involve and benefit LGBTI+ members and promote positive social outcomes in our community.

    Who Can Apply:
    Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
    – Must be a permanent resident or community group, 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.

    Eligible Activities:
    Examples include but are not limited to funds towards:
    – Hall rental for meetings or social events
    – Advertising and marketing costs for events
    – Speaker’s fees
    – Artist’s fees
    – Travel and accommodation costs to attend conferences
    – Website maintenance costs
    – Website hosting fees
    – Catering costs for community events

    Things we will consider:
    Individuals:

    – Merit and meaningful skills development, leadership development or social outcomes for the individual.
    – Will the project have adequate resources and support and is well planned? – Does the budget add up and has the applicant made a contribution or sourced money or in-kind support from other organisations or people?
    – Will the project encourage future projects in the community?
    Community:
    – Merit and meaningful skills development, community development and social outcomes.
    – Do the community members and/or facilitators have cultural development skills appropriate to the project?
    – Will the project have adequate resources and support and is well planned?
    – Is the community involved in the planning and management of the project and will they be involved as participants when the project begins?
    – Will the project encourage future projects and or events in the community?

    Referee:
    If a referee can be contacted in support of the individual or the project, the referee’s comments will be considered.

    Restrictions:
    The following are ineligible for funding:
    – Projects that do not benefit the LGBTI+ community
    – Projects that have commenced or been completed.
    – Costs of organising and running competitions, prizes, awards, or fundraising events (for example, judge’s expenses, administration and infrastructure costs).
    – Projects managed by grantees who have not acquitted previous grants from GV Pride Inc.
    – Grantees that received a GV Pride Inc. small grant in the previous 2 years.
    – Limited and Propriety Limited companies which are for-profit organisations.

    How to Apply:
    Please apply using the GV Pride Inc. small grants application form.

    Any questions, please contact GV Pride Inc. via email gvpride@gvpride.org

    Successful grantees – Acquittal Form:
    If you have been successful in receiving funds under the Small Grants Program, we ask that you acquit the grant using the GV Pride Inc. small grants acquittal form.

    Any questions in the acquittal process, please contact GV Pride Inc. via email gvpride@gvpride.org