What is the Kal Collins Memorial Fund?

The Kal Collins Memorial Fund (KCMF) was established in 2012 by Brisbane Pride Festival to increase awareness of mental illness and suicide prevention in the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) community.

The fund is in memory of a much loved member of our community Kal Collins, who passed away in 2011.

The memorial fund is funded from the proceeds of the annual Brisbane Pride Festival which occurs throughout September each year.

What are the Kal Collins Memorial Fund Grants?

The Kal Collins Memorial Fund Grants (KCMFG) program was established in 2012 to provide financial and social assistance to the LGBTIQ+ community of Brisbane.

Brisbane Pride Festival, through the KCMFG is seeking to fund a one-off project or activity that will improve the social, physical and emotional wellbeing of our LGBTIQ+ communities.

Brisbane Pride festival is interested in funding a project or activity for the priority areas below. The project or activity should contribute to building the Pride, Health and Resilience of our Brisbane LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities, and; should demonstrate a co-design process and an increased awareness of increasing wellbeing protective factors in our LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities.

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Social and Emotional Wellness
  • Education and Awareness
  • Youth engagement
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement
  • Transgender and Gender Diverse engagement
  • Increased Awareness and Visibility of self-care coping strategies

Examples of activities or projects which will be looked upon favourably include:

  • Establishment of a project/activity that increases connection to wellness through developing pride and connection to community
  • Increases community physical and mental wellness
  • Co design of an activity to increase greater community awareness of one or more of the priority areas identified

What is the funding application criteria?

Reporting against time frames and deliverables will be required.

Community Organisations, Support Groups, Associations as-well as Community groups that are auspice are eligible to apply.

There are certain exclusions from the KCMFG where applications will not be considered:

  • Individual submissions including those seeking support for activities such as academic studies, travel or fundraising for other organisations
  • Sponsorship requests
  • Requests relating to political organisations or campaigns
  • Support for religious organisations for religious benefit
  • Conferences, seminars or events
  • Retrospective activities
  • Projects which are run primarily for commercial purposes or events designed primarily for the purpose of fundraising

Projects which request funding for the following costs will not be considered:

  • Administrative costs or overheads; or
  • Costs that subsidise the routine operations of the applicant
  • Working capital, debt finance or service financing arrangements
  • Travel and conference costs

How much can I apply for?

The Brisbane Pride CKMFG is providing a one-off grant of $20,000.00 funding for applicants to design and implement a collection of projects or activities that work together to improve wellness through connection to Pride and Community.

How do I apply?

All Brisbane Pride KCMFG Community Grant applications and enquiries must be received via the application form below.

Key Dates

Application Reviews

Applications closing date Sunday 12 January 2020

Applications must be received by the closing date of Sunday 12 January 2020 with a selection process undertaken and applicants notified by Friday 24 January 2020.