ABOUT

Black Rainbow is a national volunteer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTIA+SB social enterprise to pursue positive health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTIA+SB community located in the Top End capital, Darwin, Northern Territory.

Initially focusing on suicide prevention, the diversity of our leadership group has allowed us to expand our horizons. As an unfunded entity, we operate on a hybrid model of donations, fee for service and profit from sales of our educational materials and services.

We currently support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB people through various community projects and initiatives that we have and continue to develop. We call these initiatives our Contagion of Love projects.

Through our grassroots and diverse approaches, we strive to alleviate the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI+SB people.

We have several new and exciting community initiatives that we will launch throughout the year.

We are a non-profit that is 100% Indigenous owned and operated. Black Rainbow is premised by advocacy, leadership, and solutions that identify and address social and cultural determinants of wellbeing related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who identify as LGBTIQA+SB.

We are finalising our board and are completing the paperwork to apply for DGR status and register with the ACNC.

One of the pillars of Black Rainbow is the philosophy of value-based economics, and as such, a synergy of values with our partners is fundamental to our success. To partner with us, please reach out using our contact page.

OUR MOB

The Black Rainbow Leadership Group and Board draw on the personal and professional Experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from the LGBTIQA+SB family. Our members bring with them a cross-section of expertise and skill that includes but is not limited to:

  • Youth Homelessness
  • Trans*
  • Disability
  • Youth Issues
  • Lived Experience with Mental Health & Suicide
  • Domestic Violence
  • Living with HIV
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Academia
  • Law
Bertie

Bertie

She/Her

MOB Tarnikuiw (Flying Fox)
JOB Secondary School Teacher

Jake

Jake

He/Him

MOB Wiradjuri
JOB Manager Student
Recruitment

Andy

Andy

They/Them

MOB Woodi Woodi
JOB Lecturer

Casey

Casey

He/Him

MOB Barada
JOB Senior Manager,
Inclusion and Diversity

Rick

Rick

He/Him

MOB Gumbaingirr
JOB Director, Strategic and Aboriginal Outcomes

Dameyon

Dameyon

He/Him

MOB Mangarrayi (NT)/Bari Clan, Wagedagam (TSI).
JOB Consulant/Founder

OUR VISION

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB people, and future generations, thrive and enjoy quality of life through whole-of-community acceptance and love. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB people live free from discrimination and have access to positive wellbeing.

OUR MISSION

To provide a national focus to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB people through community engagement and partnerships, capacity strengthening advocacy, representation, research, and policy.

To enhance quality of life and the community togetherness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB people through all of the community, health, and education systems through strengthening community, organisational and individual through education and engagement with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB community.

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Futures Fund

Black Rainbow Futures Fund

Black Rainbow is investing in the futures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB community and are offering up to $1000 to eight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB recipients each year. 

The Futures Fund is a development bursary awarded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB community members who demonstrate they are high achievers and are excelling in their chosen field and require additional support. 

These include but are not limited to the education and professional sectors and trade, arts, and sport. 

The Futures Fund are open to Indigenous LGBTIQA+SB individuals who meet the criteria detailed below:

To be eligible for consideration for the Futures Fund, you must meet every one of the following eligibility criteria:

  •      Identify as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB person.
  •      Australian citizen or permanent resident (proof required during application stage)
  •      At least 15 years of age on the day of closure of applications October 1st, of each year. 
  •      Can demonstrate high achievement and merit in their field.

To express your interest please fill out the form below and a Black Rainbow representative will be in touch. Please ensure you tell us a little about yourself, and what you plan to do if you were selected to be a recipient of the Futures Fund. 

Thank you

Connection And Connectivity

We provide pre-paid phone and data credit to for up to three months in any calendar period to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB community members.

This initiative allows for rainbow mob to stay connected with family, friends, and with services. We assess all requests every Friday. Requests need to be in by Thursday, the day before.

We offer up to 3 months in any 12-month calendar year period

To access this initiative please complete the response form below.

Required*

Thank you

Contagion Of Love Community Micro-Grants

Our microgrants are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB community members. These micro-grants are to the value of $300 and include $200 to assist with hosting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB led community events. Each grant comes with a swag of selected Black Rainbow merchandise. We assess all requests every Friday. Requests need to be in by Thursday, the day before.

To access this initiative please complete the response form below.

Thank you