LGBT Foundation gets early Christmas present from Manchester Pride

Published: 19 December 2016 Tags: manchester pride, grants, lgbt foundation By John Walding

LGBT Foundation has had an early Christmas present of £37,500 from Manchester Pride to help fund its safer sex packs. The welcome donation accompanied Manchester Pride’s announcement that it raised £149k for charitable causes this year.

Fundraising events include The Manchester Pride Spring Benefit which is held annually in May, Dress Down Day in August and The Big Weekend over August Bank Holiday weekend.

Commenting on the recent announcement Rob Cookson, Deputy Chief Executive at LGBT Foundation, said:

“Christmas has definitely come early. In these times of continued austerity absolutely every penny counts and we would like to say a big thanks you to Manchester Pride, which plays an increasingly important role in providing vital funds for much needed services for Manchester’s LGBT communities and those affected by HIV.

“It also important to recognise the help, support and dedication of volunteers from Manchester Pride, LGBT Foundation, George House Trust and many other organisations who help to make sure that the event is a success year on year.”

Manchester Pride is also putting £25k of unclaimed grants from last year back into the pot meaning that in total £174k will be available for grants in 2017. In 2015 Manchester Pride raised £137k for donation to charitable causes with £9k in unclaimed grants from 2014 being returned to the pot and made available again for LGBT groups and organisations to apply for, taking the overall total to £146k. For more information on Manchester Pride visit www.manchesterpride.com