Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade Grants To Be Supported By Google

By Sam Eacott

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has announced that the SGLMG Community Parade Grants Program this year is proudly supported by Google! These grants provided by SGLMG are designed to help fund and support a diverse range of community ideas with Mardi Gras, and make the 2017 parade the most fabulous and extravagant yet.

Applications are currently open now with the aim to provide individuals, community groups and other not-for-profit groups with help realising the artistic ambitions of their parade floats! Grants between $1,000 and $5,000 will be awarded to the most compelling applicants who demonstrate a clear message, relevance to the LGBTQI community and a high level of artistic merit.

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SGLMG CEO Terese Casu said: “We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Google, who this year are increasing their support by helping community organisations to profile their message in the Mardi Gras Parade. The SGLMG Community Parade Grants Program has now grown through this support and will make Mardi Gras bigger and better than ever.”

Renee LaBriola, who leads Google Australia’s Gayglers group of LGBTQI employees and supporters, said:

“We are proud to continue our partnership with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. This year we’re excited to celebrate by partnering with the LGBTQI community through support of the SGLMG Parade Grants Program.”

“We want to assist as many people as possible to get involved with Mardi Gras, so this year we’re putting our resources towards helping community organisations create their own memorable parade experiences.”

Applications close 5pm Sunday 12 February so get in there while you can! An application template can be downloaded from www.mardigras.org.au.

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