SHINE SA’s HOW2 Create Inclusive Services training program (HOW2) provides organisations with practical ways to work towards embedding and increasing inclusive youth services in their organisations for the benefit of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities.
The HOW2 program is based on a set of 6 national standards developed by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV), in conjunction with QIP (Quality, Innovation & Performance), known as Rainbow Tick Accreditation. It is anticipated that organisations that complete HOW2 will be well placed to pursue Rainbow Tick Accreditation in the future.
SHINE SA delivers the HOW2 training program twice per year. The training takes organisations up to six months to complete and it can take a further six to twelve months to implement actions and changes.
It is in the interests of all communities and organisations to provide LGBTIQ inclusive services. It is a priority for the Office for Youth that organisations that engage with young people have inclusive services and policies that support the best possible outcomes for those who may identify as LGBTIQ. This is especially important for young people who have limited access to LGBTIQ specific services and are at risk of experiencing isolation and discrimination.
Over 2018 and 2019, the Office for Youth in partnership with SHINE SA will offer a subsidy to contribute towards the costs of completing the HOW2 training program for eligible organisations that deliver a significant component of their services to young people (12-24 years). Regional organisations that provide services to young people and may not regularly have access to such training opportunities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Not-for-profit and community organisations that work with young people can apply for the subsidy. To be eligible for the Office for Youth subsidy your organisation must:
Priority will be given to smaller not-for-profit organisations that can clearly demonstrate their commitment to young people and that would not necessarily have the financial resources to attend this training.
Organisations that are: educational institutions and representative bodies e.g. schools, parents’ associations; unions; trusts, individuals or organisations applying on behalf of an individual; for-profit organisations; private companies; Commonwealth, State or Local government departments, agencies or services and organisations that have licensed gaming machines onsite.
Organisations with outstanding acquittal reports for Department of Human Services (DHS) funded projects will not be eligible for the subsidy. To check if your organisation has outstanding reports with DHS please contact the Grants SA team on 1300 650 985.
If your organisation is not incorporated but meets the other criteria outlined, you can engage an incorporated organisation to sponsor your application. For example, a council registered under the Local Government Act 1999 cannot receive the subsidy but can sponsor a community organisation.
Register for the SHINE SA HOW2 training indicating your interest in the Office for Youth HOW2 subsidy. Ensure you complete the required questions. Organisations that are not successful in being awarded the subsidy will be contacted by SHINE SA after registrations have been processed. Incomplete applications may be deemed ineligible.
This is an initiative of the Office for Youth and the Department of Human Services in partnership with SHINE SA.