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Pride Foundation Australia 2023 Large Grant Round


Pride Foundation Australia’s 2023 Large Grant Round


Pride Foundation Australia (PFA) has announced a new large grant round to a total value of $50,000, with a focus on reducing harm from alcohol and other drugs (AOD) for LGBTQIA+ people in Australia.

This is in recognition that a disproportionate number of LGBTIQIA+ people are affected by harmful AOD use and that there is a benefit in providing culturally inclusive health promotion, support and treatment. Grant applications should be to the value of $10,000 to $15,000 over two years (if applicable).

Before you apply, read the guidelines below or download here.


Pride Foundation Australia (PFA) is a national philanthropic foundation specifically focused on funding lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual and other (LGBTQIA+) community issues in Australia. The Foundation advocates for systemic change to advance LGBTQIA+ equity and inclusion and provide direct support to affected communities / individuals.

Pride Foundation Australia raises awareness of LGBTQIA+ disadvantage and works to increase philanthropic support for the Australian LGBTQIA+ and allied communities through fundraising, grant giving, collaboration and commissioning projects. The Foundation’s specific LGBTQIA+ priority areas to date have been: healthy ageing, homelessness and disability, asylum seekers and refugees living in Australia as well as visual, literacy and performing arts.



Your organisation MUST meet ALL the below requirements to be eligible for funding.

Recipient organisations must:

  • Meet the criteria below
  • Be a registered Australian charity with deductible gift recipient item 1 (DGR1) and tax concessions (TCC) status


The following activities will not be funded:

  • Capital and building works, vehicles, furniture or equipment
  • General fundraising
  • Travel, books, religious activities

Groups without DGR1 and TCC status may apply if they carry out charitable work that is acceptable to the Foundation.

Note that groups cannot consist of individual(s) that have not been incorporated.

Funding considerations

This large grant round supports projects (up to two years duration) with an aim to reduce harm from alcohol and other drugs (AOD) for LGBTQIA+ people in Australia.

Projects that are collaborations between AOD services and LGBTQIA+ agencies or groups, and co-designed with people with lived experience of AOD use are encouraged.


Projects should focus on at least one of the following areas:

  • LGBTIQA+-specific health promotion initiatives for healthy AOD use
  • Early AOD interventions targeted for LGBTIQA+ populations
  • Enhancing LGBTIQA+ community responsiveness to AOD issues
  • Improving LGBTQIA+ inclusive practice in mainstream AOD services
  • Improving AOD services in LGBTIQA+ services


Types of projects with a duration of up to two years may include any of the following:

  • Community development, or
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives, or 
  • Education and training initiatives, or 
  • Treatment interventions

How to apply

To apply online you will need to register to the Australian Communities Foundation Grants Portal. If you already have an account through Australian Communities Foundation, please use your existing username and password. Make sure to note your username and password to enable you to save and continue the form at a later date and access the portal for subsequent steps.

Expression of interests are open here from 17 January 2023. If the application does not display automatically via this link, you may need to click the Apply button in the top left of the dashboard and enter access code: PFAAOD2023.

Key dates

  • Expressions of interests (EOIs) are open from Tuesday, 17 January 2023 to 5pm AEDT on Monday, 6 March 2023
  • Shortlisted EOIs will be invited to submit a grant application by Monday, 20 March 2023
  • Grant applications must be submitted by 5pm AEST on Friday, 14 April 2023
  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by mid May 2023
  • Grants will be paid in early June 2023

All applications must be submitted in full including any supporting documentation by 5pm AEST on the closing date. Any incomplete applications or applications received after 5pm AEST will be treated as ineligible.

Need help?

If you have any questions in relation to the grant guidelines or require technical assistance with the application process, please contact Charlene Yum (Grants Manager, Australian Communities Foundation) on 03 9412 0412 or email Australian Communities Foundation’s office hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.