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April 22, 2020

Our Strategic Plan for COVID-19 and beyond is now available.


We're incredibly pleased to launch Minus18’s Strategic Plan for 2020 - 2022. It’s an exciting direction for our organisation as we work to improve the lives of LGBTQIA+ young people right across Australia.

Our response to COVID-19 is front and centre, and beyond the current pandemic, we’re solidifying our focus on access and inclusion, youth leadership, and taken a new approach to how we share our 21 years of expertise to empower other organisations and young people to be agents of change.

Here's the plan:


Confront COVID-19 and Innovate Solutions to Support LGBTQIA+ Youth During Uncertain Times

Times are tough for LGBTQIA+ youth now, as experiences of social isolation, unemployment and family violence increase across the country. In response to COVID-19, we've launched our programs online to ensure young people are supported - no matter where in Australia they are. We're doing this through:

  • Free Digital Youth Events each weekend. We've connected almost 2,000 young people since social isolation began.
  • Peer Support Spaces online through Facebook and
  • Adapting our LGBTQIA+ Workshops and Training to webinar format,
  • Launching our IDAHOBIT Campaign to empower communities to celebrate at home.

The bonus we’re already seeing is the ability to engage people from every corner of Australia – and even the world.

Like many other organisations, our fundraising and donations have reduced as a result of COVID-19. We’re working hard to maintain the sustainability of our work, and increase transparency and communication throughout this period.

Our Strategic Plan extends from 2020 - 2022, and we have some VERY exciting goals as Australia's charity for LGBTQIA+ youth.

Sitting alongside, and born from, our Strategic Plan is our Access & Inclusion Framework and Roadmap. Check it out here.