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Safe Spaces Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)


1. Manawatu Lesbian & Gay Rights Association Inc. (MaLGRA)
[Contact Information]

2. [Name of the Local Business]
[Contact Information]

Date of Agreement: [Insert Date]

Through this Memorandum of Understanding, we, the undersigned parties, come
together to create a more welcoming and supportive environment for the LGBTQ+
community in Palmerston North. Our shared goal is to foster a space where
individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities feel valued, respected, and
celebrated for who they are.
By providing accessible support services, increasing visibility and representation, we
aim to empower LGBTQ+ individuals, encourage allyship, and advocate for social
justice and equality. Our commitment to continuous growth ensures that we adapt to
the evolving needs of our community, offering opportunities for personal
development and leadership.
Together, we strive to build bridges of understanding, strengthen connections, and
drive positive change – not only within our local community but also in the broader
society. Our vision is to create a more inclusive and equitable future where all
individuals can truly feel valued, respected, and celebrated.

Terms of Agreement:
The parties agree to collaborate on the following objectives:

MaLGRA Responsibilities:
1. Supplying a sticker for the window to indicate the commitment of participating
businesses to the programme.
2. Providing access to resources, education, and support services for
organisations and the community to foster training and education.
3. Actively promoting participating organisations to the community.
4. Being available to offer guidance and support and engaging with
organisations on how they can foster a culture of empathy, respect, and
authenticity within the community.
5. Providing opportunities for organisations and businesses to come together to
collaborate and share experiences and feedback.
6. Maintaining and monitoring the programme to ensure its effectiveness and
adherence to the agreed values and principles.


Business/Organizations Responsibilities:
1. Creating a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ individuals within
Palmerston North.
2. Providing a commitment to fostering a culture of empathy, respect, and
authenticity within the community.
3. Working with MaLGRA to improve their practices, policies, and processes
where appropriate to enhance the effectiveness of the program in achieving
its purpose.

Financial Arrangements:
Businesses won't incur any financial costs to participate. MaLGRA will cover
administrative expenses, such as developing learning resources, printing
promotional materials like flyers and stickers, and providing replacements as
needed, ensuring the program's accessibility and sustainability.

Complaints Procedure:
If businesses have any concerns about how our community interacts with them, or if
the community has any questions or issues with any business in our program, just
give a heads-up to MaLGRA. Our team will handle them with the utmost respect and

Cancellation Process:
This agreement will last until further notice, and either party can end it by giving
written notice to the other. The termination will happen 14 Calander days after the
written notice is received.
This MOU is agreed upon by the authorised representatives of the parties on the
date mentioned above.

MaLGRA (Manawatu Lesbian & Gay Rights Association Inc.):


[Printed Name]

[Name of the Local Business]:

[Printed Name]

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