Grants Awarded for 2106 were as follows:
Brighton Pride is a Pride with purpose, a fundraising purpose that without your support we could never achieve. 2016 saw Brighton Pride raise an astonishing and record-breaking £90,000 for the Rainbow Fund, made up of £1 a head from every ticket sold for Preston Park and The Pride Village Party and £3,282.00 by official Pride fundraisers including the ‘official’ Pride parties on the night of Pride and £1,679.00 from bucketing on the Pride Parade.
Brighton Pride fundraises for the Rainbow Fund, a Brighton and Hove based grant-giving fund for local LGBT and HIV/AIDS organisations. Grants awarded in September 2016 included £1,974 to Accessibility Matters toward core costs of running the project which delivers access to Pride for disabled people, £5,000 to Allsorts for their work with young trans people at Transformers, £1,508 for FTMB to help them double their meetings to two a month, £4,889 to MindOut, the LGBT mental health project to support ‘Out of the Blue’ a suicide prevention and peer support group and a further weekly social peer support group, £2,000 to Radio Reverb for the ‘HIV Happy Hour’ weekly radio show dealing with issues surrounding HIV, £6,850 to Rainbow Chorus towards core funding and to develop the work to provide opportunities for people who just want to sing and don’t want to perform in concerts.
£10,066 was awarded to Lunch Positive towards the cost of providing a healthy meal each Friday for people with HIV, £5,000 to Trans Can Sport to help transgender and gender variant people have access to sport, £10,098 to BluePrint 22 a young persons project to support ‘Work it Out’ a project supporting 60 young people who have experienced barriers to employment, enterprise and education because of their sexuality or gender, £2,720 to Brighton GEMS to enable them to add a second daytime meeting to their monthly Friday evening meetings, £6,493 to Peer Action towards core costs and continuing to provide therapies and yoga sessions for people with HIV, £5,010 to Older and Out to help continue their once a month social club for older LGBT+ people and £12,514 to the LGBT Community Safety Forum for core costs, a self-defence course and a new Outreach programme.
Brighton Pride. A sustainable, fundraising event proud to support our city’s LGBT+ community.