The Placemaking Grant for WorldPride 2023 is underpinned by a philosophy of partnership, whereby Council will seek to support the delivery of new and innovative activations, as well as the adaption of existing activities to support Sydney WorldPride 2023 on the Northern Beaches.

The Program aims to encourage the community to deliver activations that promote community participation and celebrate WorldPride in our villages and town centres.

Grant requests can be as small as $500 to decorate a shop front in celebration of WorldPride or up to $4,000 to hold a mini street festival or paint a mural. Grants for larger amounts can be submitted and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Further information can be found within the Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.

Applications for the Placemaking Grant for WorldPride 2023 are now closed

Successful Applicants

Organisation NameProject TitleFunding Amount
Manly Business Chamber          Corso activation: installation of a rainbow arch for the duration of WorldPride with weekend activations including live musicians and roving entertainment in collaboration with Budgy Smuggler’s WorldPride rainbow edition.$4,000.00
Collaroy Tennis ClubCommunity open day: social tennis, music, food and drinks, raffle prizes and giveaways.      $500.00
Running Stars Healthy Living LtdRun the Rainbow at Mona Vale and Curl Curl will promote of the importance of diversity, tolerance and accessibility by dressing our courses and participants with rainbow colours and a post run rainbow breakfast.    $500.00
Harbord Diggers – Mountie GroupA large-scale lighting display on the Ocean Terrace as visual support, to the community alongside a program of in venue activities and fundraisers.      



Ability Options – on behalf of GLAM  Community Art Project as part of an information stall promoting GLAM Plus and GLAMrUS.    


Rainbow Families in partnership with Fusion Pride   Pride Picnic will be a free, all ages event with a focus on families and will offer the chance for families and friends to meet, grab some lunch from the local cafes and enjoy live music from local artists.     


Avalon Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce  Love is Love Community Social & PrideSwim fundraiser.  
Open day style event by and for the Queer Community of Pittwater and a charity swim.     




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