Roll out the Rainbow is an initiative that provides an opportunity for the whole community to visibly show their support for the inclusion of all rainbow people within our community. Pride Pledge runs a Roll out the Rainbow initiative in Queenstown, sponsored by the Queenstown Airport Corporation and another in the Karangahape Road Business District in Auckland (run in partnership with the Karangahape Road Business Association).
For more information on our two major collaborating organisations for Roll Out The Rainbow, follow the links below.
KBA and Pride Pledge are collaborating this summer to bring you ROLL OUT THE RAINBOW in the Karangahape Road Business Community.
How visibly proud can you make your workplace, shop front, cafe, street, or apartment? Let's really get out there and paint the town rainbow.
As part of the initiative, KBA and Pride Pledge are looking to support a range of diverse and inclusive LGBTTI+ targeted events in the Karangahape Road area. Together we can foster the development of Visibility, Safety, and Inclusion of all LGBTTI+ people in our community.
Please read the information below for more information on funding possibilities for events during the Karangahape Road Roll Out The Rainbow initiative.
KBA-Pride Pledge are calling all LGBTTI+ event organisers who are interested in running an event in the K' Road Business District from 10th January to the end of February 2020 to register their event and apply for funding.
This year's overall funding budget is capped at $5000 ($2500 of the budget coming from KBA, and the other $2500 from Pride Pledge). Currently the grants are limited to $500 per ROTR event.
Criteria for funding
Further ROTR event application considerations:
For the full funding, your chosen venue and your organisation will need to be official supporters of the Pride Pledge Values. Pride Pledge does not fund or underwrite any event that doesn't explicitly and publicly aim to uphold the Pride Peldge Values of safety, visibility and inclusion.
We would like to thank the Auckland City Council for providing partial funding in support of the Karangahape Road Roll-Out-the-Rainbow initiative.
How do you do register as a values supporter?** Go to the Pride Pledge website and take the pledge as an organisation.
How much does this cost?** All KBA members can register their support for free and all not-for-profits, charities and genuine social enterprises may also register for zero fee (just email firstname.lastname@example.org after taking the Pride Pledge and tell us you are a not-for-profit and we won't invoice you). For businesses that are in business to make a profit and which aren't KBA members, there are nominal annual supporter subscription fees to support our work. Further pricing information is on the website.
Can I get partial funding if I don't take the Pride Pledge?** Yes, you can, but it does raise the question as to why you want funding for an LGBTTI+ event if you aren't able to make a public commitment to supporting the values of safety, visibility and inclusion through your work. Pride Pledge won't fund your event, but KBA may still choose to grant you partial funding.
Winter Pride works closely with the local community to bring a truly epic ROLL OUT THE RAINBOW experience to Queenstown every August / September.
Underpinning the commitment is the financial support from the Queenstown Airport Corporation who have taken the opportunity to get involved with Rainbow 101 training (inclusivity and awareness training) for its staff and to encourage affiliated businesses within the airport complex to do the same and really make the experience as safe and as inclusive as possible. This could be one of the reasons why the 2020 Winter Pride guest survey indicated that 100% (yes that is right, 100%) of guests at the festival felt safe to be themselves. For those who are familar with rainbow traveller surveys, a recent global survey found that almost 100% felt unsafe being themselves travelling - so these initiatives do help create the right type of environment for rainbow people.
Pride Pledge proudly funds or underwrites the development of (preferably) free events, but also the promotion of LGBTTI+ talent and diverse safe spaces which are often complex and expensive to bring to fruition.
At Winter Pride the Pride Pledge and Roll-Out-The Rainbow initiatives include: