GLOBE’s 2017 Community Grants are the largest to date, with $25,000 donated to Melbourne’s LGBTI community.

GLOBE has a long and proud history of providing financial support to Melbourne's LGBTI individuals, groups and organisations  through their Community Grants. $60,000 has been donated by GLOBES to the community over 25 years.  

Three categories of GLOBE Community Grants are available – Community Grants of up to $2,000 for organisations, the GLOBE Scholarship of up to $1,000 for LGBTI students and early career professionals, and the inaugural GLOBE Small Business Grant of $4,000.

The inaugural GLOBE Small Business Grant will provide GLOBE members who are small business owners with the opportunity to develop, expand and promote their business. Finalists for the grant will have the opportunity to pitch their business to a panel at a special event on June 23rd. GLOBE will accept applications for GLOBE Community Grants over a period of 6 weeks – from Monday April 3rd until Sunday May 14th. The recipients of the GLOBE Community Grants will be announced on June 23rd.

2016 GLOBE Scholarship recipient Rebeckah Loveday said the scholarship provided opportunity to advance her career.  “It gave me the skills and self-belief to progress professionally,” she said. “I enrolled in a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – this was to become a qualified trainer so I could deliver LGBTI awareness training, specifically on trans and gender diversity to organisations. It also allowed me to develop my knowledge where I was able to utilise my life experience to educate others, breaking down barriers and stigma.” Loveday said. GLOBE President David Micallef said the 2017 GLOBE Community Grants were the largest to date.

“GLOBE will be investing $25,000 into Victoria’s LGBTI community through our range of grants. As the voice of Melbourne’s LGBTI business owners, we are proud to launch the GLOBE Small Business Grant. “We are seeking to foster Melbourne’s vibrant and growing LGBTI business culture by providing a grant of up to $4,000 to innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.” David said. “Thanks to the support of the Victorian Government, our corporate sponsors and our membership, every event we hold throughout the year becomes a fundraiser for our GLOBE Community Grants. Following a successful year of growth in 2016, we are able to give back to our community with the largest GLOBE Community Grants in our 25 year history”.


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