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Four grants of $2,500 are available
for projects that support members of LGBTIQ+ communities to tell their stories or have their voices heard.
This is The Channel’s first ever ‘small grants round’, so we’re doing things a little differently this time. Expressions of Interest should be in the form of a short (2 minutes max.) video, with some supplementary written responses to a few basic questions. Applications closed at 5pm AEST on the 27th of July 2018.
We will look favorably upon projects that:
- are willing to take a risk / agitate for change / get way outside the comfort zone!
- are smaller and community-led;
- take an intersectional approach;
- focus on areas that are particularly under-funded and/or have low awareness;
- have marginalised LGBTIQ+ communities at their centre, eg. refugees and asylum seekers, people of colour, Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, trans and gender diverse people etc.
- tell your story, or the story of people from a community with which you identify.
Your video submission must be under 2 minutes and must cover three points:
- Who you are: What is the community group you represent?
- What you will do: How will $2,500 support you to tell your story or have your voice heard?
- What the outcome will be: Who in the community will this benefit and how?
Do not spend any money on editing or producing your video. We are looking for lo-fi submissions shot on your smart phone. Be creative, but not with an expensive camera or editing software. If you don’t want to show a moving image, you can submit a video of a still image with a voice over. Do what will communicate the nature of your project most effectively / what you're most comfortable with.
- All projects must be fully conducted within Australia and be for the benefit of Australian LGBTIQ+ communities
WE ARE OPEN TO FUNDING:
- General project costs
- Core operational costs
- Capital costs
- Salaries and wages
- Professional development
We ARE not open to funding:
- Projects that benefit an individual
- Debt reduction or operational deficits