Capital of Equality Grants - Previous Recipients


The following organisations received grants to deliver projects enhancing LGBTIQ+ visibility and inclusion in Canberra through round one of the Capital of Equality Grants Program.

ApplicantApproved fundingProject title and description
The Street Theatre$23,635‘The Future is U’ – An original dramatic work about Canberrans impacted by HIV, telling the stories of long-term survivors and those more recently diagnosed to create greater awareness of HIV in the wider community. The AIDS Action Council is a key partner.
Tuggeranong Community Arts Centre$17,000‘TuggersPRIDE’ – A curated program of arts events in November 2019 with a focus on diverse and marginalised communities within the broader LGBTIQ+ community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
YWCA Canberra$15,000‘YWCA Canberra Sexuality and Gender Diverse Prom’ – A safe and inclusive activity for LGBTIQ+ young people aged 12 to 25 years. This year’s event will include a partnership with CIT to offer Certificate III Hospitality for young people involved in organising the Prom.
Intersex Human Rights Australia (Stephanie Lum)$10,500‘Intersex Youth Publication’ – A new publication on intersex youth voices in Canberra to create awareness, visibility and encouragement of intersex people who are open, body positive and proud of who they are.
UnionsACT$10,000‘Paid Pride Internship for LGBTI Young Workers’ – To educate, empower and train four young LGBTIQ+ people through paid internships at Unions ACT and affiliate organisations. At least one intern will be trans or intersex.
Photoaccess Incorporated$7,194‘Speaking Out Loud commissioned photo-media artwork’ – An opportunity for an LGBTIQ+ artist to create a significant new artwork to be displayed in the Civic Library.
Sarah Cutfield (auspiced by AIDS Action Council)$7,000‘Quizzing the Velvet’ – This project aims to deliver a community event supporting the social inclusion and connection of ACT LGBTIQ+ communities particularly women.
Tina Dixson$5,000‘Queer Displacements: Sexuality, Migration and Exile’ – This activity supports the participation of ACT residents at the first Australian conference on the issues of LGBTIQ refugees, to be held in Canberra in November 2019.
Ainslie Gorman Arts Centre$3,001‘Ahead of the Game Workshops’ – A project to support older LGBTIQ+ people, young people and rainbow families through social events and workshops.
Canberra Roller Derby League$1,800‘Roller Derby Gear Library’ – To improve the ability of young LGBTIQ+ people to participate in roller derby.