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Grant round opens in the area of diverse sexuality, sex and gender

The Channel will be distributing $15,000 in grants.

The Channel, Australia’s first giving circle funding in the area of diverse sexuality, sex and gender, announced the opening of their inaugural grant-round.

Having enjoyed early success after launching in December 2016, The Channel will be distributing $15,000 in grants before the 30th of June.

The Channel pools the monthly donations of a growing Membership to fund its grants. Members collectively decide on funding themes and priorities, take part eliciting and short-listing expressions of interest, and then vote on who of the short-listed applicants should receive the funds.

The theme for the inaugural grant round is: BRAVE REPRESENTATIONS: The Channel is seeking expressions of interest from individuals and organisations who need funds to support their vision of growing representations of diverse sexualities, sex and gender in the Australian arts, media and beyond.

THE HARING GRANT of $10,000 is available to charitable organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient status type 1 (DGR1). THE HAMPTON GRANT or $5,000 is available to individuals, groups and non-charitable or charitable organisations.

“We’re so pleased with the direction the Membership has taken this first round. We want to encourage our Members to be bold givers – to be smart about where they put their money, but not be too afraid to take a risk. I think this theme allows for that. There’s so little money available in this space, and in the ‘queer’ space in general, that $15,000 is no insignificant sum. I’m excited to see the amazing projects that come to the surface,” Georgia Mathews, Executive Director, The Channel.

Expressions of Interest close on the 21st April 2017, 5pm.


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