LInc Community GrantsLesbians Incorporated (Linc) is committed to supporting lesbians and lesbian-friendly groups in Australia.

Linc has established a community grants program to give out $10,000 in grants (up to $1000 per grant) per round.

Round two for 2019 opened for application submissions on Friday 12 July and  closed on 1 September, with recipients being announced on 1 November 2019.

Spotlight on 5 of our 2019 Round One Linc Grant Recipients

We announced our 15 round one grant recipients in May. Over the past few months we have introduced 10 of the funded projects in our monthly newsletter. The following highlights the final five successful applicants.

The Moonlight Cowboys Present

The Moonlight Cowboys (Bam Bam and Mahla Bird) received a Lesbians Incorporated grant in round one this year to produce Queer Saloon at Cafe Gummo. Their project The Saddle Qlub is a super queer Sunday social hosted by Set on High St in Melbourne’s inner North, this monthly performing arts event is run by and for lesbians, queer women, and GNC people within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Switchboard Victoria

Switchboard Victoria received a grant in round one this year for their project lesbian visibility in aged care. Lesbian visibility in aged care – celebrates the strength and passion of older lesbians and queer-identifying women as they negotiate ageing and aged care. Through intergenerational conversations and peer support, participants’ lived experience is seen and heard – an experience often lacking for older lesbians and queer-identifying women within aged care. Switchboard Victoria is a community-based not for profit organisation that provides peer based, volunteer run support for LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual+) people and their friends, families and allies.

The Girls Place

The Girls Place in Thebarton, SA, received a grant to expand the raised stage size in the cabaret area to create additional space for live entertainers continuing with an emphasis on female artists for cabaret, comedy and music, particularly during Feast and Fringe Festivals.

Alison Bennett – Skin – Neuroqueer Entangled Embodiment

The work of Alison Bennett explores the performance and technology of gender identity and considered the convergence of biological and digital skin as virtual prosthesis. With the grant from Lesbians Incorporated Alison is developing a show for the Melbourne Fringe Festival this year.

Empowered healthcare for LBTQ women

Sarah-Jane Matthews, a lesbian, genderfluid, non-binary woman, Master of Public Health student who uses lived experience to inform current work projects and research. Sara-Jane will use the grant from Lesbians Inc. to support current work and projects that aim to improve the health outcomes for lesbian, bisexual and queer women by increasing access to clinical spaces that embody emotional safety, bodily autonomy and empowerment.