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MARDI GRAS AND GOOGLE PARADE GRANTS
Applications are now open for the Mardi Gras and Google Parade Grants in 2022, designed to support parade entries that make a significant and meaningful contribution to the LGBTQI+ community by awarding grants of $5,000 to not-for-profit organisations, charities, community groups and individuals. If successful funds can be used to cover travel expenses, rehearsal or float production space, costumes, decorating or construction materials ect.
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: 1pm AEST on Thursday, 14 October 2021
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: 11:59pm AEST on Tuesday, 7 December 2021
- GENERAL INFORMATION
Please ensure that you read the Terms & Conditions before applying for a grant – as submitting an application constitutes acceptance of the Terms & Conditions, they are available for download here and on the Mardi Gras website.
- WHO CAN APPLY
Not for profit organisations, community groups and individuals who are applying to march in the 2022 Parade. Only those who have been successful in their Parade entry application are eligible for a grant.
Mardi Gras Parade Grants will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Benefit that the Parade entry brings to the LGBTQI community
- Demonstrated capacity for the applicant to deliver the entry
- Demonstrated budgeting and project planning
- ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
- Ensuring grants are distributed equitably across the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex communities
- Ensuring grants are distributed equitably across a range of locations
- Ensuring grants are distributed equitably across a range of intersecting demographics, including race and socioeconomic. First Nations and Aboriginal organisations are encouraged to apply
- GRANTS WILL NOT SUPPORT
An entrant will not be eligible if any of the following apply:
- Are a commercial business activity
- Are a government organisation
- Seeking a grant for any project other than a 2022 Parade entry
- WRITING YOUR GRANT SUBMISSION
We recommend that you take the time to thoroughly fill out your application.
Be concise where possible but bear in mind that we need enough detail regarding the impact of your Parade entry to enable the grants committee to make the most informed decision as possible.
The grant budget is limited and unfortunately not all applications can be funded. The grants committee have the difficult task of choosing between many high calibre applications.
Grant submissions can be for the amount of $5,000.
Please note that a current ABN is required to pay your grant, if successful.
When completing the financial section of your application, please ensure that your expenditure quotes are realistic.
- GRANT REQUIREMENTS
All Mardi Gras and Google Parade Grant recipients are required to acknowledge Mardi Gras and Google support in marketing and promotional activity, including social media, using the tag line:
[Organisation or Individual’s Name] is a proud recipient of a Mardi Gras and Google Parade Grant.
This may be a line acknowledgement only; logo acknowledgement is not necessary. Grant recipients are required to demonstrate acknowledgement in grant acquittals.
All Mardi Gras Parade Grant Supported by Google recipients are also required to post on either their Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account to announce their winning of the grant, tagging Google and Sydney Mardi Gras and using the hashtag #MardiGrasGoogleParadeGrant.
- DEADLINES AND APPROVAL PROCESS
Submissions for grants commence at 2pm AEST on Thursday, 14 October 2021, and closes at 11:59pm AEST on Tuesday 7 December 2021.
Successful applications will be notified of their application outcome and a request of invoice so they can have funds deposited into their account once advice of the grant has been confirmed with the recipient.
Application outcomes will be announced by email during the week commencing Monday, 20 December 2021. Winning entrants may also be promoted on Google and Mardi Gras social media channels.
Successful applicants will need to submit a project acquittal within 14 days of receiving the form. Acquittal forms will be sent by SGLMG no longer than 30 days post event.
Once you have submitted your Parade Entrant application form via the Parade Portal, you will receive the link to the grant application form. If you do not receive the link please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- GRANT APPLICATION QUESTIONS
Application questions can be viewed below to assist you in preparing your submission.
Part 1: YOUR DETAILS
Q1 – Ful Name
Q2 – Email address
Q3 – Phone Number
Part 2: YOUR ORGANISATIONS DETAILS
Q4 – What is the name of your organisation
Q5 – What is the main purpose of your organisation.
Q5 – What is your organisation’s ABN
Q6 – What is your role within this organisation.
Q7 – Please provide the address of the organisation mentioned above
Part 3: YOUR ENTRY
Q8 - What is the theme of your Parade entry, and what is your key message to the Parade audience?
Part 4 – PROJECT DETAILS
Q9 – Provide a project plan detailing the process and key timeline for completing your parade entry.
Q10 – Identify how the grant funds are to be spent and how this will improve your Parade entry.
Part 5 – SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
Q11 – Provide an itemised project budget (see optional template below)
Q12 – Provide any designs or images
Q13 – Provide any additional supporting documents that you feel will strengthen your application
Part 6: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Q14 – Does your organisation have a social media account? If so, please share the link(s).
Q15- How did you hear about this grants program?
- Online (not social media)
- Social Media (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter)
- Mardi Gras website
- Entered previously
- Other (please describe)
- OPTIONAL BUDGET TEMPLATE
An itemised budget as per template below, including details of all income and expenditure for your project, including the amount you are applying for from the Mardi Gras Parade Grant.
*Your budget must be itemised so if you decide to use the below template you will need to add additional headings and rows to provide a complete itemised budget.
*In-kind contributions are the non-cash contributions of equipment, materials, time, services, free accommodation etc. An estimated value should be given for each item. In-kind contributions should be listed as both an income and an expense item.