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Outgames legacy fund recipients announced
« on: 22 Sep 11, 01:56:pm »
The first of the legacy grants from the proceeds of the March Wellington AsiaPacific Outgames have gone to everything from a hui for queer youth, to projects to research our history, a national GLBTI swim meet and further development of a programme for schools.

The legacy grants committee has transferred $35,000 has just been transferred to the bank accounts of lgbti groups around the country.

The committee says it faced a difficult job in making its decision, as 48 applicants asked for funds, with the amount requested totalling over $180,000, many times the funding actually available. "In a few cases, grants awarded were for less than the amount requested," Outgames co-chair David Hindley explains.

Recipients of grants include:
Wellington Gay Welfare Group
Pride NZ
Tapatoru
Waikato Queer Youth
Lilac Collective
Different Strokes Swimming Club
Lesbian Elders Village
Homophones
Youth Services Trust (Wanganui)
Charlotte Museum Trust (Auckland)

The committee says it's likely a smaller amount of funding will be available in October. Existing applications will be re-assessed at that time, and announcements made later in October.

The Outgames legacy group is also working towards support for lgbti groups in the Asia/Pacific region, including projects that support community building and human rights in developing countries.