Apply for a Diversity Festival 2024 grant

10 May 2024
Women performing at the Pasifika Cultural Night

Grants of up to $2500 are available to UNSW Sydney students and staff to deliver events and activities during the festival in September.

The annual UNSW Diversity Festival brings students and staff together for a week of free events and activities. The festival aims to ignite important conversations about how we can foster a more inclusive society where everyone can participate and feel a sense of belonging.

Diversity Festival 2024 will be held throughout the week of 16–20 September. 

Grant applications are now open

UNSW students and staff are again invited to contribute to the festival program, which is shaped each year by our community. Grants of up to $2500 are available for events and activities that address topics including, but not limited to: 

  • age diversity 
  • cultural and linguistic diversity 
  • disability community 
  • diverse sexualities, sexes and genders 
  • gender equity
  • mental health and neurodivergence 
  • widening participation 
  • sustainability and sustainable development.

Applications for creative and diverse event formats are encouraged, although traditional formats such as conferences or panel discussions are also welcomed. These could include: 

  • art exhibitions
  • creative or technical workshops/demonstrations
  • film screenings
  • live music and performances
  • online events
  • social gatherings
  • webinars.

Applications close on Monday 10 June. All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their submission by the end of June.

Learn more about what’s involved with running a Diversity Festival event and submit your idea.

If you have an idea for Diversity Festival that doesn't require funding, we’d still love to hear from you. Please submit your idea for review for the 2024 program. 

Get inspired

If you need more inspiration, take a look at our highlight reel from last year’s Diversity Festival.