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City of Sydney supports Bingham Cup in the lead-up to Spring

CREATED ON // Friday, 01 August 2014 Written by // Pip Ditzell

As winter draws to a close and we head towards spring, there’s a lot happening this month in the community. From 24 to 31 August, Sydney will celebrate hosting the 7th Bingham Cup, supported by the City of Sydney. 

The Bingham Cup is the gay rugby union world championship and aims to challenge homophobic stereotypes relating to gay men and women in sport and to encourage greater participation in sports.  

Head off to support your favourite men’s or women’s team and meet people from all over the globe.

There will be celebrations in Oxford Street and surrounds so look out for what’s happening in your neighbourhood. Go to www.binghamcup.com.

Wear it Purple Day falls during the Bingham Cup and players will be showing their support on the day. Wear it Purple is a youth-led organisation which aims to foster safe, supportive and accepting environments for rainbow young people.

 We know so much about how bullying, homophobia and transphobia can impact upon young people in their formative years. Wear it Purple seeks to support young people who identify as sex-, sexuality-or gender-diverse and to help them be proud of who they are.

Support Wear it Purple by wearing purple on Friday 29 August, encouraging your workmates to wear purple or hosting a work morning tea. Students can also invite a rainbow young person from Wear it Purple to come to their school to share their experiences of strength and resilience in an educational workshop or seminar. For more details, visit wearitpurple.org.

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The City’s Matching Grants program is open until 29 August. Matching Grants aim to encourage the development of local, community-based projects that engage the community and build skills.  
Under the program, community groups partner with the City to support services, projects and events in their local neighbourhoods.  

If you have some great ideas, I encourage you to attend one of the upcoming drop-in sessions, on 6 and 13 August, to discuss your project ideas with City staff. For more details, contact the grants team This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Just in time for you to prepare your matching grant application, the City is running a free Winning Grant seminar on 18 August from10am-4pm. If you’re responsible for grant writing in your organisation and want to improve your knowledge and skills, this is the training for you.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an expression of interest form.

As always, you can contact me at the City on 9265 9333 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
See you next month.

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Pip Ditzell

Pip Ditzell

Pip Ditzell is the City of Sydney GLBT Project Coordinator.

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