Grants

There will not be any grants in 2021 as a result of Bushdance 2020 being cancelled.

The next round of grants is likely to be in early 2022, provided that Bushdance 2021 is held as the community grants are funded by the annual Bushdance event.

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2020 Grants
Headspace Queanbeyan – Youth group
Aids Action – mature aged men’s network
Diversity ACT – community events
LGBTIQ+ history group
Art Centres – LGBTI Elders dance event
Gay squash group
Queer Screen – Mardi Gras film festival

For over 30 years the Canberra Gay and Lesbian Tennis Club has been making cash grants to Canberra-based LGBTIQ community groups.

1986 – David Murphy on behalf of Gayline receives a cheque from Mike Howard

Any profit made from the annual Bushdance is first used to support Monday night tennis. Fees paid by players each Monday night are subsidised, and BBQs and pizza evenings are provided to players at no cost. The Club Committee has also made grants of funds to the Turner Tennis Club for the upkeep of the courts, clubhouse and carpark.

The Committee may chose to make surplus funds available as community grants. Usually at the end of January, community groups and individuals are invited to submit applications. These must be for projects which benefit the LGBTIQ community and not a single individual. Applications are open for four weeks and the committee will assess applications and make its decisions shortly afterwards.

Over the years funds have been given to a wide variety of local groups. The funds available in any given year will depend on the profit made from the annual Bushdance the previous November and the Club’s financial position.

Grants are currently limited to a maximum of $2,000 per project, though the Committee may on rare occasions approve larger amounts.

Following is a list of organisations and individuals who have received community grants since 2011.

2019

  • Aids Action
  • Headspace Queanbeyan
  • Magic Solutions Training (for mental health training)
  • Camp-berra
  • Diversity ACT
  • The Pinnacle Foundation
  • Qwire
  • PFLAG
  • Gay Squash
  • Coming out of Violence (project to helps victims of domestic violence)

2018

  • Aids Action
  • Headspace Queanbeyan
  • Magic Solutions Training (for mental health training)
  • YWCA (for sponsorship of LGBTIQ youth prom evening)
  • Capital Queers

2017 

  • Turner Tennis Club
  • SpringOut
  • Headspace Queanbeyan
  • Squash
  • Rainbow Ranters
  • YWCA (for sponsorship of LGBTIQ youth prom evening)
  • Capital Queers

2016

  • SpringOut
  • Aids Memorial Garden
  • Headspace Queanbeyan
  • Squash
  • Rainbow Reels

2015

  • Canberra Pride
  • Tranz Australia
  • Megan Munro
  • Dapper Queers
  • Diversity ACT
  • AIDS Action Council
  • Melanie Dowling
  • Capital Queers

2014

  • Turner Tennis Club
  • Queer Minds
  • A Gender Agenda
  • Aids Action Council
  • ACT Ministerial Council
  • Qradio
  • Kat Life Films
  • Capital Queers
  • Yqradio

2013

  • Diversity ACT
  • Capital Queer
  • Canberra Qwire
  • Megan Munro
  • Rainbow Essentials
  • PLAG
  • Springout

2012

  • Capital Queers
  • Qradio
  • Queer Minds
  • SpringOut

2011

  • Q-Radio
  • A Gender Agenda
  • Springout
  • Qwire
  • Queer Minds

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