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Mayor invites community groups to bid to run London’s iconic Pride celebrations

by LLB political Reporter
20th May 22 12:18 pm

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced that community-led organisations will be able to apply for the next round of funding to run London’s world-famous Pride celebrations for the next five years.

The existing five-year funding agreement to run Pride ends after the event in July, following which community-led organisations will be able to apply for up to £625,000 to deliver London’s iconic Pride events between 2023-2027.

The tender process will be open between July and September, and the successful community applicant must to be able to demonstrate they are capable of organising and delivering an inclusive Pride parade through central London, as well as a representative programme of events and entertainment in Trafalgar Square.

The Mayor has also announced continued support for UK Black Pride and an LGBTQ+ stakeholder reception at City Hall over the same five year period.

Pride belongs to everyone in London, and will be run by those at the heart of LGBTQ+ communities. Funding from City Hall will empower community led groups to deliver a safe, inclusive and world-class event that showcases London in all its diversity.

London’s annual Pride celebrations are not only the UK’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender event and parade, but some of the biggest in the world, attracting Londoners and visitors from across the UK and around the world.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said, “I’m pleased to announce funding to help support the future delivery of London’s iconic Pride celebrations.

“The march of solidarity and celebration has had powerful impact on our society over the last five decades. As we look ahead to welcoming the 50th anniversary of London’s first Pride march this year, I encourage all LGBTQ+ community-led organisations to apply, contribute and help show the world that London will always shine as a beacon of inclusiveness, acceptance and diversity.”

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