GLOBE, the leading LGBTI organisation that represents Victorian professional and small business owners, has announced that applications for the 2019 Community Grants are now open!
The GLOBE Community Grants program is the oldest and largest grants program in Victoria’s LGBTI community. Each year, revenue from the GLOBE Community Awards ceremony is reinvested into Victoria’s LGBTI Community through the GLOBE Community Grants program, with grants designed to support LGBTI community groups, students and business owners.
Kaye Bradshaw, GLOBE Community Director has launched the 2019 grants program, saying; “We are pleased to announce that GLOBE is now accepting applications for the 2019 GLOBE Community Grants Program, to a value of $33,000. This is the largest pool of funds GLOBE has been able to reinvest back into our vibrant and diverse community.”
In 2019, GLOBE is awarding the following grants:
Community Grants to a maximum value of $2,000, available to LGBTI community groups and programs. These grants are intended to support small LGBTI community initiatives from LGBTI community groups & organisations, with applicants being required to demonstrate the positive social impact of their proposed activities for the LGBTI community.
Scholarship Grants to a maximum value of $2000, available to LGBTI students or early career professionals. This grant is to support educational and professional development activities to develop the recipients career pathway.
Small Business Grants to the value of $5,000 each, available to LGBTI owned and managed small businesses. The grants are intended to assist in the development, expansion and promotion of a small business, consultancy or creative enterprise.
“In 2019, we have expanded our Small Business Grants nomination criteria so that all Victorian LGBTI owned and operated small businesses, consultancies and creative enterprises can apply, regardless of whether they are a member of our organisation or not,” said Dan de Rochefort, GLOBE President.
One Small Business Grants will be open to all LGBTI small businesses and a second only available for GLOBE Small Business members. Successful applicants will be required to deliver a short presentation about your proposed activities at the launch of the 2019 GLOBE Community Awards event in June.
“This is one of my most cherished GLOBE programs, as it allows us to truly give back to and connect with the entire Victorian LGBTI community,” said Mr de Rochefort. “There are so many of groups, organisations and small businesses that could do so much if they had a small bit of investment, and I am so glad that GLOBE can be a source of that investment to help our community to thrive.”
Applications are now open and close on Sunday 5 May 2019. For more information, to view guidelines, or to apply for a GLOBE Community Grant, visit: www.globemelbourne.com.au for details.
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