This year, Power to Change has secured a community business float at Pride in London 2018! Now we need your help to showcase the amazing work community businesses are doing across the country and how they promote equality and diversity in local areas, in LGBTQI groups and beyond. We want our float to be community business led so are offering community businesses the chance to design the float and community business performers to take part in this special day. Winners will be able to march in the parade on 7 July.

Can you design our community business float for Pride 2018?

We’re looking for ideas on how to decorate our community business float at this year’s Pride in London Parade. We want our float to showcase how inclusive and diverse community businesses are.

Submit your design ideas to be in with a chance for your winning design to be showcased in front of over one million people at London Pride 2018! The winners will also receive up to 10 wristbands for the Parade so your community business can march with us. We can contribute towards travel and accommodation costs upon request.

How to enter

Power to Change has secured a flat-bed lorry (dimensions: 2.5m width x 4m height x 10m length) to parade but we need your help to turn it into a show-stopping float, reflecting the diversity of community businesses.

Your entry will need to:

  • Explain or illustrate your design concept for the community business float on a maximum two pages of A4.
  • Include a description of your creative concept, including some interactive element to keep the crowd engaged.
  • Explain how your design will promote and celebrate pride, inclusivity and diversity of community businesses.

Your entry can include drawings and pictures. Don’t worry too much about creating a design to scale – the winning creative concept will be turned into reality by an experienced float building team. Remember to leave enough space in your design so that people can stand and perform on the float.

Upload your entry as an attachment in the online form and remember to tell us what your community business does to promote diversity and equality as well.

A selection of Power to Change staff and members from our Community Business Panel will assess the applications. The extended deadline for the winning entry will now be notified by 28 May and a float building team will start to turn their vision into reality, ready to parade on 7 July.

Read the full Terms and Conditions.

Extended deadline is 21 May 2018

Submit your entry for the community business float design.

Want to perform at Pride 2018?

Are you a community-run arts organisation or community performance group? Do you have a performance piece you want to showcase to over one million people in central London? And do you want get glittered up and help celebrate LGBTQI rights?

We’re on the lookout for community businesses to perform on our float at Pride 2018! Winning entries will receive up to 10 wristbands for the Parade so your community business can perform and march with us. We can contribute towards travel and accommodation costs upon requests.

How to enter

If you want to be involved and showcase your talent apply below.

Please ensure your entry:

  • Shows that your performance/group is part of an existing community business
  • Demonstrates how you promote and celebrate pride, inclusivity and diversity
  • Includes a description of your group
  • Includes a description of your performance, including how you would entertain the crowd

It’s important for us to have a diverse representation of LGBTQI individuals and allies on the float as possible so be sure to tell us how you can help us celebrate all the colours of the rainbow.

A selection of Power to Change staff and members from our Community Business Panel will assess the applications. Applicants will be notified!

Read the full Terms and Conditions.

Extended deadline is 1 June 2018

Submit your entry to perform on the community business float.