A QUEER DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

MANY COLOURED SKY SUPPORTS LGBTQI+ ORGANISATIONS WITH CAPACITY BUILDING, PLANNING AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, AND EMPOWERS THOSE AT THE MARGINS AND INTERSECTIONS OF LGBTQI+ COMMUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE FULLY AND EQUALLY.

We take a community development and skills building approach to empower individuals, groups and organisations and assist them to meet their goals. We work with organisations at the intersections and engage potential allies to broaden support for, and the impact of, LGBTQI initiatives. We undertake projects both in Australia and internationally.

WHAT WE DO

ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING

  • program development

  • co-facilitation and co-delivery

  • critical friend

  • mentoring

  • organisational development and governance support

  • networking and building connections to philanthropy, government and key stakeholders

  • program evaluation

SECTOR DEVELOPMENT AND AWARENESS RAISING

  • action research

  • digital storytelling and promotion

  • advocacy

  • catalyse – bringing resources and attention to unpopular causes and hidden and emerging issues

  • building an evidence base

  • media promotion

  • reports and resource development

  • partnership grant seeking

  • engaging academic stakeholders

  • leveraging mainstream resources and effort to LGBTQI+ issues

STAKEHOLDER AND ALLY ENGAGEMENT

  • building and maintaining stakeholder and ally networks

  • leveraging stakeholder and ally support

  • cross-sectoral capacity building in philanthropy, academia, education and community sectors 

  • promoting and building inclusive policy and practice across development and community service sectors