Manchester Pride campaigns for the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality; celebrates LGBTQ+ life and creates opportunities that engage LGBTQ+ people so that they can thrive.
As one of the leading LGBTQ+ charities in the UK, its work aims to challenge discrimination in relation to homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and through our grant-giving, it supports, enriches and empowers LGBTQ+ community groups, events and causes in Greater Manchester.
We deliver an annual programme of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + (LGBTQ+) events in the region. This includes; the Manchester Pride Spring Benefit, our year-round calendar of art & culture events, Superbia and the flagship Manchester Pride Festival.
In 2018 we distributed 16 grants to LGBTQ+ community groups, organisations, events and initiatives throughout Greater Manchester including George House Trust Welfare Fund, Greater Manchester Prides (Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Stockport, Salford Pink Picnic and Didsbury), Just a Ball Game, Out on Sunday and LGBTQ+ Queen Bee which can be seen in Sackville Gardens.
In addition, we awarded 31 Superbia grants to LGBTQ+ events, projects and initiatives contributing to the cultural scene of Greater Manchester. Recipients included; Sexuality Summer School, Vogue Ball at Queer Contact, Trans Creative, Hope Theatre Company and Queer Media Festival.