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Sidney Myer Fund & GALFA Co-funding Round

January 5th, 2017

The Sidney Myer Fund and the GALFA Board of Directors are pleased to announce their next joint funding round, with a focus on the wellbeing of LGBTI people living with a disability.

A grant of up to $15,000 will be available to support an initiative assisting LGBTI people living with a disability in any of the following areas:

  • Reducing isolation
  • Recognising multiple identities including Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or culturally diverse
  • Building community capacity
  • Enhancing cultural engagement and development
  • Building evidence
  • Improving LGBTI inclusive practice in services.

Expressions of Interest are invited for projects taking place over a one or two-year period through:

  • Community development
  • Education initiatives
  • Applied, community-led research with tangible outcomes in the field
  • Events or conferences.

Further details of eligibility and the application process are available on the GALFA website.

Grants have previously been awarded to the following initiatives:

Helping Hand Aged Care in South Australia for Turn Up Your Voice – a project aiming to actively engage older LGBTI people in the planning, delivery and evaluation of ageing and aged care policies, programs and services.

National LGBTI Health Alliance for Virtual Visitors – a project testing the feasibility of an online pharmacy visitor scheme with LGBTI older people who are socially isolated and/or living alone, using LGBTI peers as visitors.

Royal District Nursing Service for the development of training and professional development clinical resources for its community nursing, allied health and homecare staff to enhance their knowledge of and competence in responding to the health and wellbeing needs of their transgendered and gender-diverse clients.

ADA Australia for the LGBTI Seniors and Residential Care Engagement Project – aiming to support residential and aged care providers in Queensland to provide inclusive residential care services.

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