ABOUT MANCHESTER PRIDE
Manchester Pride is a charity which campaigns for equality; challenges discrimination; creates opportunity for engagement and participation; celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life; and fundraises to enrich and empower LGBT organisations, charities and communities in Greater Manchester.
The charity delivers an annual programme of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) events in Greater Manchester. This includes the Manchester Pride Spring Benefit, events recognising International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), our year-round calendar of culture, Superbia and our flagship event, The Manchester Pride Festival.
As a grant-giving charity, Manchester Pride creates fundraising opportunities through these events, and has raised over £1.5 million since achieving charity status in 2006. In 2017 Manchester Pride distributed 27 grants to LGBT+ community groups, organisations, events and initiatives in Greater Manchester including The George House Trust Welfare Fund, Queer Media Festival, LGBT Foundation, Black Gold Arts Festival, Trafford Carers Service, Village Manchester Football F.C., Mancunian Way, Biphoria, plus many more.
Manchester Pride employs a small team to deliver the charity's objectives to campaign for LGBT equality and challenge discrimination, create opportunities for engagement and participation and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) life.
This team is led by a Chief Executive Officer and includes a Head of Events, Head of Engagement, a Deputy Events Manager, a Marketing Executive, a Digital Engagement Apprentice and a Charity Assistant. In 2017 the team was supported by a number of freelance staff including a part time Finance Manager and part time Project Managers.
A dedicated network of volunteers support the operational team behind Manchester Pride to help us deliver our charitable and community objectives throughout the year. Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do and the team is further supported by a number of non-executive directors and trustees who govern and steer the organisation on a voluntary basis.
Manchester Pride is represented by a number of Ambassadors from the world of politics, film, television, music and literature. Ambassadors of Manchester Pride carry our messages for LGBT+ equality around the globe, championing Manchester Pride, the work we do, the achievements we’ve made and our ongoing campaigns for LGBT+ people, here in Greater Manchester and around the world.
The support we receive from our friends and allies, from people like you, has helped us deliver another year of incredible fundraising events.
OUR JOURNEY SO FAR
Organised events marking and celebrating LGBT+ life in Manchester have taken place over the last two and a half decades in and around the city's Gay Village. In 2003 Manchester was host to EuroPride which saw the birth of the Pride event we have today in the format of The Big Weekend.
WHAT WE DO
Manchester Pride campaigns for equality and challenges discrimination creates opportunity for engagement and participation, celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life and fundraises to enrich and empower LGBT+ organisations, charities and communities in Greater Manchester.
WHY DONATE WITH US?
Through our fundraising efforts we've distributed over £1.5 million to local LGBT+ organisations, charities and community groups in Greater Manchester. Many of these organisations do not receive public funding and survive because of external funding avenues, such as The Manchester Pride Fund.