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Charitable Grants

Our history of giving to the LGBTQIA+ community

Reports: Welcome

2022

Reports: News
Dot Painting

Panel Without Prejudice

November 15, 2022

Queer Conversation session opens the door and gives a voice to LGBTOQ+ people to ask
questions that are never easy to approach. It is a space of love, acceptance and education
where non-Aboriginal people can speak or anonymously ask personal and confronting questions
to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ community members. This Conversation
session, organised by a group of First Nations LGBTIQ+ community members coordinated by
myself, is the first time an event of this style and content has been part of an Australian Queer
Festivals.Queer Conversation session opens the door and gives a voice to LGBTOQ+ people to ask
questions that are never easy to approach. It is a space of love, acceptance and education
where non-Aboriginal people can speak or anonymously ask personal and confronting questions
to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ community members. This Conversation
session, organised by a group of First Nations LGBTIQ+ community members coordinated by
Belinda McKeown, is the first time an event of this style and content has been part of an Australian Queer
Festivals.

SARAA

December 12, 2025

Items purchased with funding:

  • PIVO POD LITE AUTO-TRACKING SMARTPHONE MOUNT

  • Rode Wireless GO II Dual Channel Wireless Microphone with Free Interview GO

  • 1 TB memory card

The items listed above were purchased to enable SARAA to livestream and or record our events and
allow them to be accessible to the regional areas of South Australia and to our community members
who are not comfortable/confident to access the community in person.
A large number of our community members are neurodivergent and this also allows us to provide an
event that is in an environment of their choosing to meet the needs of each individual.

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2021

Reports: News
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Fleurieu Pride:
Fleurieu Connect

June 9, 2019

Fleurieu Connect Project Goals:

  • Increase awareness of our presence and our purpose for LGBTIQ+ people of all ages in our region.

  • Increase opportunities for LGBTIQ+ people in our communities to socially connect.

  • Improve opportunities for LGBTIQ+ people to access LGBTIQ+ information and resources relevant to our region.

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Rise @ Mark Oliphant College:
Badge Making

2021/2022

With the $500 grant we received we were able to buy a badge
maker ($415) and badge components ($108.10, some of which
was paid out of our fundraising efforts the year prior).

The badge maker and components have allowed students to make their own pronoun badges.
We aim to use badges as a way of promoting visibility. We also plan on using the badges at fundraising opportunities to continue to promote visibility and educate non-LGBTQIA+
students and staff, such as the Wear It Purple Day barbecue. We’ve spent many of our lunchtimes since getting the badge maker designing and creating badges! This year we’ve seen
a significant increase in participation of the students.

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Limestone Coast Connect:
Group Start-up and Promotion 2021-2022

2021/2022

The project had the following objectives:
• Get some formal structures for Limestone Coast Connect
• Have some tangible marketing available beyond digital for the group
• Establish the group as the premier LGBTIQA+ organisation locally
• Have local LGBTIQA+ visibility and representation.

Spending breakdown:
• $224 on support for application for grant writing and group establishment
• $198 on two pull up banners to be used at events (order placed in June 2022)
• $204 spent on Trans Day of Visibility pride packs (from Minus18) for local trans community members
• $109 spent on a Rainbow Flag flown at Mount Gambier Police Station as part of IDAHOBIT

2020

Reports: News
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Drum Resources Benefit

2020

This grant allowed us to improve and expand our existing drum resources collection! As far as activities for the year went, unfortunately Covid19 dramatically impacted both kinds of events that we usually attend; annual events, as well as more spontaneously organized and attended social justice rallies. 
Despite the impact to public social justice gatherings and live music that Covid19 presented, we still managed to have some activities: we ran band jam events, participated in an Invasion Day rally, and hosted a successful ROAR Drumline workshop during Feast 2020 that we plan to repeat this year. In the interim I have working on behind the scenes visioning including writing new drum parts, planning new website elements, and working on our branding for a more cohesive presence at events.

Yorke and Mid-north Picnic in the Park

2020

Copper Coast Gay Straight Alliance (subsidiary of SOS Copper Coast Suicide Prevention Network)
Amount received: $436
The project: To produce two matching tear-drop rainbow banners for the Copper Coast Gay Straight Alliance and the Port Pirie LGBTIQA+ Community groups to be used in a collaborative regional event.

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SARAA Brand Refresh

2020

Funding from Parkstone enabled the project to deliver long-term benefits to SARAA and SA
LGBTIQA+ communities by allowing SARAA to both:
● more effectively advocate for social and legal equality for LGBTIQA+ people
● promote awareness of issues of importance to LGBTIQA+ people in a modern & professional manner.
The project also contributed to SARAA’s strategic plan priority of building our community.

Family Support Kit

2020

The break-down of the costs to cover the acquittal of the $1,000 grant:
200 x printed Calico bags with Transcend Logo = $700.00
200 x Transcend postcards printed = $78.00
Postage (Melb-Ade) = $15.00
200 x photocopies of Transcend Parent & School Resources = $330.00

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Trans Items Resource Kit - Shine SA

2020

We wish to acknowledge the work of the Parkestone Foundation and thank them for supporting this project that would not have otherwise been possible. We also acknowledge the time and effort of the
Gender Wellbeing Service volunteers and staff at SHINE SA, for building a toolkit that will have lasting and important impacts on the local gender diverse community.

International Transgender Day of Remembrance and Visibility

2020

In 2020, The Parkestone Foundation graciously provided a $1000 grant to the TLLPC to assist in the production of the 2020 ITDOR. This event was impacted by COVID-19 Restrictions and had to be transformed at the last minute. We applied to Parkestone Foundation to allow us to rollover the remaining grant funding to our planned events for ITDOV 2021. Parkestone Foundation again graciously accepted our proposals.

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2019

Reports: News
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Nungay Night

June 9, 2019

Nungay Night is a night of Indigenous LGBTQ+ celebration, live performance, culture and community during Feast providing a platform for Adelaide’s Indigenous LGBTIQ performers.
Through comedy, performance, dance, drag and music Nungay Night celebrates the strength, dynamism, pride and diversity of Adelaide’s Indigenous LGBTIQ community.

Binder Fitting and Loan Program

2019

The project aimed to establish a peer staffed Binder Fitting and Loan Program through the Gender Wellbeing Service at SHINESA in partnership with BFriend at Uniting Communities. The program was intended to provide a safe, informative, peer-led space for financially disadvantaged trans men, transmasculine, and assigned female at birth non-binary individuals to obtain and trial binders for no cost.

Paper Heart
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Adelaide Sharks

June 9, 2019

The Adelaide University Sharks are now an established team within the Adelaide University Rugby Union Football Club.
We could not have achieved this without the initial injection of funds through the grant received from the Parkestone Foundation to create promotional material. Initially, this was to go towards posters and postcards.

Rainbow Friendly Sticker Initiative

2019

The Port Pirie LGBTIQ+ Community Services Group sought financial support from the Parkstone grant for support in the production of materials to allow the ongoing promotion of the community group. One of the initiatives of the Port Pirie LGBTIQ Community Group has been to create a sticker (designed by a community member) to be displayed by LGBTIQ+ Friendly businesses, organisations and services in the Port Pirie Region. This has previously been financed by members of the group so it has been welcomed to win the grant.

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Further Tales Queer and Familiar

2019

The Fables are stories about two lesbian grannies in Adelaide, their LGBTIQA+ community, their children, their grandchildren. The book, a sequel to Fables Queer & Familiar (published
2014), was published by Wakefield Press in November 2019. This project was to record the book as a serial, firstly for radio, and secondly for podcasting.

Queer Heels Workshops

2019

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2018

Reports: News
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Ian Purcell Oration

2018

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Feast Queer Youth Drop-in Video

2018

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Mothers and their Baby

2017

Reports: News
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Feast 21 Then and Now Exhibition

2017

This project fulfilled all of objectives of the Foundation to
• Foster individual and community LGBTIQA+ pride
• Promote societal acceptance of LGBTIQA+ people
• Celebrate LGBTIQ+ people and their achievements
• Advocate for social and legal equality for LGBTIQA+ people
• Promote awareness of issues of importance to LGBTIQA+ people & the wider community

Australian Homosexual Histories Conference 2017 Website

2017

Funding provided beautifully designed accessible Conference information on the AHHC website. The website is easy to navigate and provided all the information needed for people
interested in attending the Conference.

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2016

Reports: News
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Out at the Museum

2016

This 3 month exhibition at the Migration Museum raised awareness and celebrated the experiences of 15- 25 year old LGBTQIA+ and gender diverse living in Adelaide inclusive of a diversity of young people including CALD and Aboriginal. The exhibition utilised a variety of mediums including text, poetry, photographs, objects, banners, artwork and film.

Pride of the South
Pride March

2016

Suicide Prevention Network & Parkstone Foundation

Pride March Funding

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2015

Reports: News
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SLSA Exhibition:
‘An Open & Shut Case?’

2015

The Adelaide Gay & Lesbian Qwire performed twice during the opening of the exhibition, once in the
foyer as the guests arrived and then again during the opening ceremony.

Adelaide Gay and Lesbian Qwire

2015

The Adelaide Gay & Lesbian Qwire performed twice during the opening of the exhibition, once in the
foyer as the guests arrived and then again during the opening ceremony. The performance in the foyer
was particularly effective as it set the mood as guests arrived and the voices of the choir carried into
the exhibition space one floor above.

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2014

Reports: News
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Adelaide Pride March
Banner

2014

Pride March Adelaide is an annual event celebrating the love, strength and diversity of Adelaide and SA's LGBTIQ community. Our old, heavy banner was worn out.
Pride March Adelaide were successful in our application for 2 new banners, one to lead the March and another at the conclusion of the March so the public could identify Pride March and what it is.

Fables Queer & Familiar

2014

lan and Parkestone Trustees
FABLES QUEER & FAMILIAR (previous working title 'Unleashed')
Community Grant 2014 - $500 

Original application for this project was for help both will illustrating the book, and with recording it as a serial.

The book was published by Wakefield Press in November 2014. 

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2013

Reports: News
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SLSA Exhibition: 'Gay Times are Here Again'

2013

The State Library of South Australia has combined with the Australian Lesbian & Gay Archives, the SA Gay & Lesbian Archives, the Parkestone Association and the National Australian Archives to bring a major exhibition of gay history to the heritage listed Institute Room from Wednesday September 18 until Sunday November 24.

The Exhibition includes historic photos, television footage and newspaper accounts from Adelaide's gay history over the forty year period since Adelaide's first Gay Pride march.

2012

Reports: News

Adelaide Queer Memory Map

2012

This project was a national first, enabling Adelaide’s queer community members to share
their stories and memories of LGBTQIA+ sites in the city of Adelaide. These memories were
anchored to specific locations on a giant map of the City of Adelaide inside a beautiful,
evocative structure situated within the Feast Festival Hub, Light Square during Feast 2012.

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Pride Parade

Adelaide Gay and Lesbian Qwire

2012

"Thanks to your association’s generous grant, the Qwire purchased the Behringer Europort EPA 900 PA system on
14th November 2012.
Since then we have used it on two official occasions- a Christmas Carol Concert at the Church of the Trinity at
Goodwood and a Fringe Cabaret at the Hungarian Hall in Norwood. Both of these performances gave us the
opportunity to raise our profile in the wider community. It was a significant step to perform as a gay and lesbian
choir to a very mixed audience."

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