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Aurora Giving Program

Aurora Group - A Ruby Foundation

Who We Are

Aurora is a charitable organisation that hosts fundraising events within the lesbian, gay, bi and transgender communities to bring friends together in the spirit of joy and celebration. These events are important fundraisers that also bring celebration, glamour and joy to our community.

We exist so people can donate to a broad range of causes and we are the organisation people choose when they want their money to benefit the community as a whole and not just one specific cause. Our grants program takes applications from charitable organisations seeking funds for work focused on benefitting the GLBT community in NSW and who do not receive regular funding for their programs from government or community fundraising.

Aurora's purpose is to organise and promote events, exhibitions, forums and other activities which raise funds for disbursement and which bring people together in a spirit of companionship, fun, sharing and giving.

For over 15 years the Aurora family has sought to achieve this and we are proud of the glamorous events, the fun conversations and the hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to our community that have happened along the way.

How will the Funds be used?

Aurora is committed to raising funds to support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities across New South Wales.

We are proud to support programs and projects that build the health, wellbeing and connectedness of our community through education, welfare, counselling and art.

Aurora gives out funds raised during the year to our major beneficiary Twenty 10 incorporating the Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service (GLCS) as well as other smaller community organisations through our annual small grants program. Previous grants have been awarded have included:

  • Family Planning NSW - for Anti-Homophobia programs for teachers and students
  • The Gender Centre - for a 10 week social support group for transgender teenagers (14-19 yo).
  • The Benevolent Society - to inform and recruit GLBTI people to become foster parents.
  • ACON Health - for the Production of a video resource to support same-sex domestic violence prevention, including five stories of personal experience.

Key Areas of Expenditure

  • Disadvantaged members of the LGBTI community
  • Youth Support
  • Social Welfare
  • Sickness and Disability
  • Aged Care

Please Donate to the Aurora Giving Program Today

Are donations tax deductible? Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.

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