Leeds Pride offers up funding for activities

The team behind Leeds Pride is calling out to groups across the city to get involved in this year's celebrations.

Monday, 30th April 2018, 9:17 am
Updated Monday, 30th April 2018, 9:21 am

They are offering grants of up to £300 to support events, activities and projects that help to build happier and healthier Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) communities in Leeds.

It could be a theatre, dance, film or sports event, a conference or workshop to engage with the LGBT+ community in Leeds or digital events. Announcing the fund, Leeds Pride organisers said on the event’s website: “We are keen to support LGBT+ community events and activity that will take place over the whole of the Leeds Pride weekend, in particular events, activity or projects on August 3, 4 and 6.

Events, activity and projects that will engage with and work with young LGBT+ people under the age of 19, disabled LGBT+ people, older LGBT+ people and people from BME (Black, Minority and Ethnic) LGBT+ communities are particularly encouraged.”

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Applications will also be considered for work which will support members of the LGBT+ community to participate in Leeds Pride Sunday, which is the highlight of the city’s weekend of celebrations.

The free event, which includes a parade through the city centre and entertainment on Lower Briggate, takes places on August 5 this year.

It is now Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans communities. An impact survey conducted by the organisers found that Leeds Pride 2017 generated £3,791,680 for the city’s economy.