GIVING TO MARDI GRAS
CONNECTING COMMUNITIES PROGRAM
All donations to this fund go directly to the needs of SGLMG and its communities.
- Ensuring community events remain free and commissioning creative projects
- Regional touring of SGLMG exhibitions and programs
- Archiving our history
MARDI GRAS GRANTS PROGRAM
The SGLMG grants programs exist to remove barriers to LGBTQI community members to participate in the Mardi Gras Parade and supports other LGBTQI non-profit organisations, established charities, local community groups, and individuals working to improve the lives of LBTQI people.
Mardi Gras Grants programs include:
- Parade participant grants
- Travel grants for remote communities
- Grants for community organisations for LGBTQI arts, sport and education
40TH FOUNDATION CIRCLE
We have come a long way since 1978, when a small group of brave activists marched to celebrate international Gay Pride. They were met with oppression, but paved the way to the diverse culture that we honour today. 40 years later, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of the largest celebrations of social justice and diversity in the world.
To celebrate the extraordinary history of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, we have launched the inaugural 40th Foundation Circle, inviting members to leave a legacy for the next 40 years of Evolution of Mardi Gras.
Members of the 40th Foundation Circle will be part of a special group that supports the future of Mardi Gras. Members give donations of $2,000 or more to support programs with a focus on social justice and increase access for isolated communities to participate in Mardi Gras.
Members of the 40th Foundation circle receive acknowledgement on Mardi Gras website and annual festival program, along with invitations to special members events throughout the year.
Mardi Gras is a registered charity. All donations above $2 are tax deducible.
MORE WAYS TO DONATE
Many organisations have philanthropic programs that are administered by staff and often matched by the organisation. Please discuss with your workplace about ways to support SGLMG.
As SGLMG celebrates and rejoices in its legacy to Australia’s LGBTQI community, we encourage you to consider your personal legacy.
Please contact David Martin Harris, Partnerships Manager on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 93830900