Organize a street party and get to know your neighbour

A street party is an ideal way to break the ice and bring people in your street together. It’s a lot of fun for adults and children as the photos from earlier parties in Celebestraat, Batjanstraat and Balistraat testify.

The Hague council will continue to support inner city neighbourhood and street events in 2011 but applications must be submitted between 1 January – 15 June 2011 and you should allow six weeks for the application to be processed.

The events involve small-scale activities of an expressly open character initiated by a number of individual residents. All Hague citizens with a interesting idea for an event in their street or neighbourhood can apply for a subsidy of maximum €650 (does not include the cost of food or drinks). Such an application does however have to fulfil certain criteria. More…

Street Party application form 

Street Party estimated budget form 

The subsidy was introduced in 2001 with great success. In the succeeding years initiatives have included street play-days, sports and games events, amateur dramatics and street parties. The idea behind the events is to bring residents from different backgrounds and cultures together in a relaxed way in their own neighbourhood or street.

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