The Aurora Group will emphasise projects addressing mental health disparities, and solutions for an ageing GLBT population, as it invites submissions for its small grants program.
Worth up to $5000 each, the small grants aim to provide support for a range of non-HIV-related gay and lesbian services.
“An important part of Aurora’s philosophy of community support is to be able to fund small projects or one-off community services that otherwise would not see the light of day,” Aurora company secretary Rob McGory said.
“The small grants program is intended to fund a variety of projects. In the past these have included educational film projects, queer arts, self-defence, housing, health and welfare services, community education and youth projects.
“This year we are interested to hear from eligible projects or organisations that address similar community needs, and also those addressing recent emerging research on mental health and ageing.”
Aurora’s small grants program provides additional assistance to the GLBT community, on top of the financial assistance provided to Aurora’s two main beneficiaries, Twenty10 and the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service.
info: Applications for the small grants program must be received by no later than Friday November 20.
For more information or to download an application form visit www.auroragroup.com.au Donations to assist the Aurora Group can also be made online.