when grants are open

Round Two for 2023 will be open for applications through

submittable from Thursday, August 3rd, until September 17th, 2023

when grants are open

Lesbians Incorporated uses Submittable to collect all applications for community grants.
Click on the icon above when a grant round is open.

When grant rounds are open for applications click on the Submit link 
to begin the application process in Submittable

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For full details on who may apply for and how to apply for a grant from

Lesbians Incorporated please read the information below

Click here to see a full list of funded grants 

Lesbians Incorporated has established a Community Grants Program to give out $10,000 in grants (up to $1000 perper successful application) per round. 

To be eligible for funding, projects must demonstrate that they:

  • meet an identified social, cultural, educational, health, welfare, recreational, personal development or legal need of the lesbian community;
  • target discrimination against lesbians and/or aim to improve the civil rights and/or status of lesbians within the general community;
  • aim to improve the access of lesbians to programs, services, activities and opportunities available to the general community;
  • aim to increase the vocational training and/or employment opportunities of lesbians.

Projects may aim to benefit the lesbian community in general or one or more groups within the lesbian community. Groups may be racial, cultural, geographic, or may have specific identified needs or shared interests and concerns. LInc considers the children of lesbians as part of the lesbian community.



Individual lesbians or lesbian-based/lesbian-friendly non-profit organisations from throughout Australia are eligible to apply for funds. Applicants will need to demonstrate expertise or experience relevant to the project.

Lesbians Inc, grants are not available to assist businesses. If you are a Sole trader/business and have an idea for a project, you may apply as long as the project shows a clear benefit to the LGBTQ+ community.

Current members of the LInc Committee are ineligible for this program.


Eligible projects are those which reflect the objectives of the Community Grants Program and fall within a category appropriate to the funding program. Categories are:

  • Literary, visual or performing arts activities or functions
  • Social functions
  • Classes or workshops
  • Production of information or resources for educational or promotional purposes
  • Support groups or services
  • Advisory services
  • Sporting and recreational activities or functions
  • Other appropriate activities or services approved by LInc


Funds available under the Community Grants Program are limited. This means that not all applications for funding will be successful. Priority in funding will be given to projects which:

  • clearly demonstrate how the project meets one or more of the program objectives
  • have the potential for a range of positive outcomes for lesbians
  • will benefit a wide range of lesbians or a specific population group of the lesbian community
  • are likely to be successfully implemented
  • make effective use of grant funds

Applications are particularly encouraged from lesbians who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, lesbians with disabilities, lesbians from non-English speaking backgrounds and lesbians in non-metropolitan communities.

Grants are available for up to $1000 per successful application.


The provision of funds is conditional on the project being successfully undertaken. The nature or objectives of funded projects must not be altered in any way without the prior written consent of LInc. Failure to implement the project, or varying the nature or objectives of funded projects without consent, may result in applicants being required to return the grant. Successful applicants will be required to sign an undertaking agreeing to these conditions. LInc requests that grant recipients acknowledge our organisation as a funding source where appropriate.


Grant funds may be used for purposes such as:

  • the purchase of relevant materials, resources or equipment
  • hiring charges including hire of a venue
  • printing or advertising costs
  • transport costs
  • fees charged for relevant services
  • administrative costs (eg postage, photocopying)
  • other appropriate purposes approved by LInc

Funds will generally not be provided for the payment of wages to individuals or organisations.

Decisions on funding applications will be made by the LINC Committee. Applicants who are unsuccessful may re-submit their proposal to future funding rounds.


2023 Rounds

Round 1: Opens Friday, February 3rd, 2023
Submissions will close Friday, March 31st, 2023, at midnight
Recipients will be announced by Monday, May 22nd, 2023 

Round 2: Submissions will open on Thursday, August 3rd 2023
Submissions will close on Sunday, 17th September 2023, at midnight
Recipients are expected to be announced by Friday, October 20th, October 2023

Note that no grant monies are dispersed before the announcement dates as listed above.

For steps on how to use Submittable to apply click here


For more information on future grants, please get in touch via
Lesbians Incorporated’s websiteFacebookTwitter, or email.