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Pride Foundation Australia

PFA Pride Month Fundraiser 2024


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New stretch goal: $15,000

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to our campaing so far. We're overwhelmed with the amount of support we've received! We've now increased our fundraising target form $10,000 to $15,000. Let's do this!

 

This year, we're fundraising to support LGBTQIA+ Refugees and People Seeking Asylum in Australia in two different but equally important ways.

 

1. Community Sponsorship

Community Sponsorship is a proven method to enable safe settlement through arrangement of a humanitarian visa in a transition country, safe passage to the host country, and local community support for at least the first year. This bypasses the hugely traumatic and insecure asylum-seeking process. Ideally, it also enables more refugees to come here outside of Government imposed quotas. 

This scheme can also draw attention to the need for Australia to increase its humanitarian intake and to specifically include people fleeing because of diverse sexuality, sex characteristics and gender identity. 

PFA is working to financially support sponsorship efforts of groups involved in CRSA’s Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP), specifically groups supporting LGBTQIA+ refugees and people seeking asylum.

PFA took part in the very first CRISP pilot program in 2021, sponsoring a gay man from Bangladesh to support his ongoing settlement in Australia, which continues today. In the latest CRISP Pilot program, PFA sponsored a trans woman seeking asylum from El Salvador, who arrived in Australia in July 2023.

Last year, Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) announced their partnership with CRISP to provide queer-specific training to sponsorship groups through their Thrive Together program. In partnership with the CRISP program, Forcibly Displaced People Network is offering additional LGBTIQ+ sensitivity training and further support to sponsorship groups who are keen to sponsor queer refugees seeking safety in Australia.

For those who aren’t able to offer support within a sponsorship group, we encourage you to financially back the efforts of those who are participating in this integral work by donating to our Pride Month Fundraiser for 2024.

 

2. Peer-led support groups for LGBTQIA+ refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia

Since 2020, Pride Foundation Australia has provided financial support to peer-led support groups across Australia, providing LGBTQIA+ refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia a safe space for self-expression and the sharing of experiences often misunderstood by those without lived experience.

Alongside offering both connection through community with regular activities, excursions, events and emotional support, as well as practical settlement support via workshops, trainings, referrals, connections and networking, these groups facilitate the social integration of members facing economic hardship, intra-community discrimination and cultural differences.

The rapid growth of membership to these peer-led support groups speaks to both the impact and importance of their work and highlights the need for more funding in this space.

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Po Box 3066
MURRUMBEENA VIC, 3163


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