AURORA grant recipients announced
Several LGBT projects across NSW received funding of up to $5000 thanks to the Aurora Group's 2013-14 small grants program. This year the program has announced $30,000 in grants for the LGBT community.
The annual Aurora Group grant program assists charitable organisations with a focus on benefitting the LGBT community in NSW and who do not receive regular funding for their programs from government or community fundraising.
A general grant of $10,000 has also been given to ACON to assess the needs of LGBT people with disability and improve training for disability service providers.
Small grant recipients include:
The Gender Centre to create a short film and workshop transphobic bullying in schools
headspace Newcastle for a youth support group
The Benevolent Society to fund a story book depicting GLBTQI foster carer families
Cancer Council to assist in building an online peer support community for gay men with prostate cancer
Twenty10 to support Camp Out's overnight 'camp' experience for young people, who would benefit from peer support, health and community education and advocacy
Felix Foundation for a film of William Yang's social archive of the LGBT community going back to the 70s; and
Youth Health Services in Bankstown and Fairfield Liverpool to provide knowledge and skills around sexual health and mental health relevant to LGBTIQ young people.