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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:

  1. Who you are: What is the community group you represent?
  2. What you will do: How will $2,500 support you to tell your story or have your voice heard?
  3. 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


  • 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