Photography: Gemma Parker
What is a Manchester Pride Grant?
The Manchester Pride Community Fund is open year round to award grants to initiatives that benefit LGBTQ+ people in Manchester. Applications are accepted all year and are assessed by the Grants Panel on an ongoing basis, so it’s a good idea to apply early. Successful applicants will receive their awarded funds within four weeks of the end of the funding round or, where possible, earlier.
The Community Fund:
Grants from £250 - £1000 are available to support grassroots community groups and organisations. This fund is designed to support the activities of local community groups, voluntary groups and organisations that work towards improving the quality of life and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people. Applications should include activities that are designed to support and include at least one of the following communities: LGBTQ+ disabled people, QTIPOC, Trans people.
The Legacy Fund:
The Superbia Fund:
Superbia is Manchester Pride’s year round calendar of Queer arts and culture. Grants from £250 - £1000 are available to support the staging of a Queer arts or cultural event or to bring to life a project or initiative with a message to challenge discrimination and raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues. A Superbia Queer Arts Grant is enhanced with further promotional support from Manchester Pride and its Superbia initiative.
Co-designed with local LGBTQ+ charities and organisations, The Legacy Fund benefits larger and longer term projects supporting the welfare of LGBTQ+ people in Greater Manchester. Applications open in 2023.
The Local Pride Fund:
Are you organising a local pride celebration in Greater Manchester? Grants from £250 - £1000 are available to provide support for particular projects within your Pride programming. Local Pride Grants can be enhanced with additional support from volunteers, promotion on our Superbia website, and signposting via our newsletter and social media.
- HIV Stigma
- LGBTQ+ Events
- LGBTQ+ Mental Health
- LGBTQ+ Sexual Health
- LGBTQ+ Wellbeing
- Disabled LGBTQ+ people
- Queer, Trans and Intersex People of Colour (QTIPoC)
- Wider trans communities
- Grassroot community groups and networks
- Local LGBTQ+ charities
- Local HIV charities
- Small, independent LGBTQ+ organisations
Who can apply for a Manchester Pride Grant?
Grants from the Manchester Pride Community Fund are available to LGBTQ+ community and voluntary groups, organisations and registered charities in Greater Manchester. You can read the full 2022 Grant Making Policy here.
How do I apply for a Manchester Pride Grant?
Organisations are required to fill out a grant application form. There are two application forms depending on whether you want to apply for a Manchester Pride Community Fund grant, or whether you want to apply for a Manchester Pride Superbia grant.
Our grant application information will be available imminently.
Grant applications will be reviewed and rewarded by the Manchester Pride Board of Trustees and the Community Grants Panel which is currently being established.Read the Grant Making Policy here.
When can I apply for a Manchester Pride grant?
The Superbia Queer Arts Fund and the Manchester Pride Community Grants are open year round to fund initiatives that benefit LGBTQ+ people in Manchester. There are four rounds of funding available that you can apply for. Applications are assessed by the Grants Panel on an ongoing basis so it’s a good idea to apply early. Successful applicants will receive their awarded funds within four weeks of the end of the funding round or, where possible, earlier.
How does Manchester Pride raise money to distribute as Grants?
The Manchester Pride Community Fund raises essential funds to support LGBTQ+ communities. Every penny donated to the Manchester Pride Community Fund goes directly to LGBTQ+ causes and projects in Greater Manchester. This means none of the money you donate goes to the day-to-day operations of The Manchester Pride Charity.
DONATE TO THE MANCHESTER PRIDE COMMUNITY FUND