After raising a record amount at this year’s Annual Ball, the Aurora Group has announced over $60 000 in grants to support the LGBTIQ community over the coming year.
Seven Small Grants of up to $5000 have funded projects in Sydney, Gosford, Maitland and Wollongong.
“2016 has been a tough year for many in our community, but we’ve also seen our donors step up and give generously,” said Aurora chairperson Alison King.
“It’s inspiring to connect the incredible work being done by community organisations on the frontline, with the generosity of our family of donors.”
The full list of projects funded by the 2016 Small Grants program is:
- Headspace Wollongong: training peer facilitators to lead the Rainbow League group, a youth group for 16-25 year olds in the Illawarra region.
- Headspace Maitland: training, support and a video about youth LGBTIQ experiences to be developed in the Upper Hunter region by the ‘All 4 One’ youth group.
- Regional Youth Support Services (GenQ): four LGBTIQ outreach workshops for youth in the Central Coast region
- Inner City Legal Centre: a pilot project aimed at improving young LGBTIQ people’s access to legal information and support.
- Gender Centre: a short film on the experiences of transgender people in the workplace.
- Outstanding LGBTIQ Story Competition: revamping the submission process and social media strategy for the competition in 2017.
- ACON: supporting phase II of the ‘Smoke Free Still Fierce’ campaign and outreach.
In addition to these Small Grants, Aurora will provide $30 000 to its major grants recipient, Twenty10 incorporating the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service for core projects that benefit the LGBTIQ community.
Aurora funds its grants program entirely through donations by supporters – anyone can donate online at any time at www.auroragroup.com.au.
15 December 2016
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