The Channel is a giving circle that funds lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) community projects. We are 'growing the pot of gold under the rainbow' and changing the way Australians experience gender and sexuality for the better!
A rainbow giving circle
The Channel operates as a giving circle. We raise funds from a community of Members and we then run grant rounds. We accept applications, short list, and hold a Member vote on which organisation, project or individual should be the recipient of the funds raised.
- Haring Membership - Funding for community organisations with deductible gift recipient status
- Hampton Membership - Funding for individuals and community groups
Membership is open to everyone. It involves making a small monthly or annual donation to one of our funds (starting at just $25 per month). 100% of Membership donations are distributed through our grant rounds.
In return for their generosity, Members not only gain voting rights as to where the funds are directed, they also become a part of The Channel community. They gain access to amazing events hosted by The Channel, and volunteering opportunities with projects it supports. The best thing about being a Member of The Channel is being able to see with your own eyes the impact your donation, along with others, has made.
A Clever Label
Documentary Australia Foundation
A documentary exposing the influence of the Australian Chrirstian Lobby on our democracy and how this impacts on LGBTQIA+ people.
Pride In Care
An advocacy, education and leadership organisation lead by LGBTQIA+ youth with an out of home care experience.
Expressions of Interest have just closed for our current 'Overcoming Isolation' grant round. Find out more here.