Brighton Pride smash all previous records, raising £250,000 for good causes in Brighton & Hove during Pride 2018.
THIS record amount will be distributed as gran ts to LGBT+/HIV organisations and generic community groups through the Rainbow Fund, Pride Social Impact Fund, Pride Cultural Development Fund and the new Pride Solidarity Fund.
THIS year’s bumper Pride weekend of free and Pride ticketed events which took place all over the city saw an exciting and diverse programme including the launch of the new Sunday family friendly day in Preston Park, the LoveBN1Fest, headlined by Nile Rogers, CHIC and Jesse Lynne which helped raise extra community funds, bringing the total raised by the present organisers of Pride for local good causes to £705.000.
Brighton Pride CIC Managing Director, Paul Kemp, said; “We are immensely grateful for the support of everyone who purchased tickets for the official Pride events, as well as our sponsors and local supporting businesses, all of whom have helped us raise this record amount for good causes and groups doing vital work in our LGBT+ and local community good causes.”
The financial benefits to the City do not end there, with new Independent analysis of the economic impact of Pride showing that this year the City’s economy benefited to the tune of £20.5 million through visitor spending on travel, accommodation, retail, and food and drink across the weekend.
Paul continued: “We really want our local communities and businesses across the City to benefit from the Pride weekend and we are delighted that this year’s event has helped to bring economic boost to the city as well as raising much-needed funds for our community groups across the our City”
Chair of the Rainbow Fund, Chris Gull, said: “This is great news for the city, and particularly for the good causes that will benefit, including The Rainbow Fund. We will continue to ensure that these funds are distributed as grants to our local LGBT+ and HIV projects in the fairest way, and that we remain aware of the reduction of other funding sources.”