As part of the Council Plan 2017-2021, Nillumbik Shire Council has committed to ensure that the LGBTI community is included and engaged in initiatives supported by Council. As part of this, we currently have the opportunity to apply for two grants.

We would love to hear your ideas to deliver a community led project.

These are:

1. HEY Grants - Grants of $10,000 are available for projects and initiatives aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ young Victorians. Due Wednesday 18 September.

Find out more by downloading the guidelines or visiting the HEY Grants webpage.

2. Pride Events and Festivals Fund - Up to $10,000 is available to contribute to LGBTIQ events in Victoria.

Visit the website for more information.

Please share your ideas by completing the short survey below by Sunday 15 September.

Example ideas to inspire from 2018-2019 Hey Grant round:

Maroondah City Council Youth Services (Social Connectedness)

The Queer Storytelling project will mentor young people and draw on their own lived experiences of being LGBTIQ+. The project will be used to educate others in the broader community, create greater awareness and will challenge discrimination and stigma.

North East Rainbow Collective (Youth Led)

Plan and implement an LGBTIQ+ inclusive formal for young people living in a range of communities across North East Victoria.

Bits and Bods (Social Connectedness)

Based on existing interviews and material, this project will provide Post Production and distribution of 2 web based video episodes focused on relationships and sexual orientation for LGBTIQ+ women.

For more examples of Pride Events and Festivals you can visit the website here.