GLOBE to award $33,000 in Community Grants, Small Business Grants and Scholarships as part of their 2019 Community Grants program
GLOBE, the leading LGBTI organisation that represents Victorian professional and small business owners, today announced the launch of their 2019 Community Grants program.
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.
Dan de Rochefort, GLOBE President announced; “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.”
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.
de Rochefort went on to say; “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. 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.”
To find out more information or to apply for a GLOBE Community Grant, visit https://globemelbourne.com.au/community-grants
Dan de Rochefort | GLOBE President
+61 405 213 532
Kaye Bradshaw | GLOBE Community Director
GLOBE (Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise) is a not-for-profit community group established in 1992. GLOBE supports LGBTI individuals, businesses and community groups so they can engage and develop their business and community interests in an environment that encourages diversity and inclusiveness.
ABOUT THE GLOBE COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM
Over our 27 year history GLOBE has given back more than $500,000 to the LGBTI community in Victoria. With the support of the Victorian Government, GLOBE’s 2018 Grant & Scholarship Program was the largest to date, with $27,000 donated via the Community Grants, Small Business Grants, and Scholarship Program.