Brighton & Hove Pride is a Pride to be proud of. Alongside the smiles, sunshine and good times, Brighton Pride’s sole ethos is to promote tolerance and diversity within our communities and to organise inclusive events. Supporting our local charities and good causes is the cornerstone of our Pride, we are a ‘Pride with Purpose’
Firmly established as the UK’s most popular international Pride Festival, Brighton Pride attracts a diverse demographic audience from across the globe and is singularly the most popular visitor attraction in the City’s event calendar.
Brighton Pride CIC, a not for profit community interest company (what is a CIC?). All tickets revenue raised goes directly to the operational and running costs of producing the Pride Festival, LGBT Community Parade, Pride Village Party and community fundraising for the Rainbow Fund and Pride social impact fund. Brighton Pride CIC is asset locked to the Rainbow fund ensuring that we work within guidelines and remit of a CIC and delivering on our community objectives.
A community interest company (CIC) primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners. CICs tackle a wide range of social and environmental issues and operate in all parts of the economy. By using business solutions to achieve public good, it is believed that CICs have a distinct and valuable role to play in helping create a strong, sustainable and socially inclusive economy.
SOCIAL COHESION & ECONOMIC IMPACT
Pride provides a citywide cohesion and focus for the wider community with its positive influence lasting long thought out the year. The very nature of Pride being an immersive and inclusive celebration builds lasting community capital that is difficult to measure, but easy to see. What is easy to measure is the money generated by Pride, not only from ticket sales to the Festival on Preston Park, but also across all businesses in Brighton & Hove as the City’s single largest event.