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The grant will support the ‘In My Own Words’ program – a training fellowship designed to build a network of highly skilled refugee storytellers and inclusion advocates. The program will provide a series of skill-sharing & project development workshops on campaigning, narrative construction and media skills for budding refugee advocates, to help realise their storytelling projects.

The purpose of this program is to help people with a lived experience of seeking asylum to positively reframe the dominant narrative about refugees in Australia, and address some the leading inclusion issues facing the refugee community.

Grant value: $10,000

Grant category: People – Refugees and people seeking asylum

Project location: Across Victoria

Local branch: Fitzroy

How to get involved and show support:

  • To get involved in the program, email [email protected] and use ‘Bank Australia’ in the subject line!

About this community customer:

Road to Refuge believes that sustainable and safe refuge for all people seeking asylum will be possible when refugees are able to take back the narrative about their lives and experiences. They partner alongside refugees and people seeking asylum to ensure their voices are heard, respected and valued in mainstream debate.

The organisation does not seek to speak on behalf of others. Instead, it focuses on amplifying refugee voices and positioning their stories to ensure their insights and experiences are given the platforms they need to reclaim mainstream debate.

Check them out:


Facebook @RoadtoRefuge

Twitter @Road2Refuge