Applying to be in the Parade
The application process
The online applications process runs in two phases. This is designed to increase representation of small groups from within our diverse set of communities.
Phase 1 - Application Window
Groups can apply for up to 200 wristbands.
Phase 2 - Allocation of Spaces
We then inform you of your number of wristbands. Your place in the parade is confirmed when we have received payment.
2018 entry costs
The cost of entry for walking groups of 50 or less for non-profits and for small businesses has been held for the second year running, to enable more small groups to be be able to take part in the parade.
|Group type||<50 wristbands||<100 wristbands||<200 wristbands||Small float (with up to 100 wristbands)||Large float (with up to 200 wristbands)|
This is a charity, network group or social group, without a corporate affiliation or funding. Examples: registered charities, Universities, national and local government, NHS.
A small business is defined as one that does not have a turnover of more than £6.5million, and not more than 50 employees. Examples: limited companies, sole traders, club nights or groups that run as a business.
A corporate group, or LGBT+ network group of a corporate business, with or without funding. Examples: LGBT+ corporate branded network groups, with or without funding and all other applications that do not fit into the other categories.
We are pleased to offer a 20% discount for TUC affiliated Trade Unions off the standard rate.
Float sizes and vehicles
Float entries include wristbands in the entry cost and do not need to pay a second fee for people walking with the float. If you are unsure of the classification of your vehicle please contact the parade team.
|Float size||Width||Length||Height maximum|
|Small float||<2.5 metres||<6 metres||4 metres|
|Large float||<2.5 metres||<10 metres||4 metres|
Up to four motorbikes or bicycles, single car, people carrier, mini bus, rickshaw
Lorries, buses (single or double decker), vans (all sizes), heavy machinery vehicles (e.g. JCB)
You can find out more in the Parade Application Guidance notes.