Leeds Pride offers up funding for activities

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

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.”

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.