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GABA Trust awards multitude of grants

Fri 4 Apr 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News View at NDHA

Swimmers and singers are among the numerous beneficiaries of the latest round of grants from the Gay Auckland Business Association’s Charitable Trust. Home-grown theatre initiative the Legacy Project has been given $2,000 for a working space for script development with writers and directors. OUTLine was awarded $2,000 to help with volunteer training, while Andrew Whiteside has been given $2,000 to help pay for gear for his web series GayTalk Tonight. ReelQueer received $1,700 to help it advertise the Out Takes Festival in mainstream media. The Auckland Women’s Centre has been granted $1,000 towards the cost of facilitators for coming out and support groups, while Body Positive was gifted $1,000 for medical costs of HIV positive men, which are not otherwise covered by the health system. Charlotte Museum was awarded $1,000 to set up a lending library and to help with display materials, while Auckland choir GALS also received $1,000, to help support its attendance at the Various Voices choral festival in Dublin this year. Team Auckland Master Swimmers have been given $500 towards branded t-shirts and caps for the Asia-Pacific OutGames in Darwin, A group called Breaking Boundaries has been given $600 For the promotion, further development and hosting of their on-line forum and meeting place for lgbt people, particularly youth, which is non-scene and non-pick-up. The grants were possible due to the success of October's GABA Charity Auction, an annual fundraiser.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 4th April 2014 - 10:46am

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