The organisers of Pride Glasgow have announced a fund worth £6,500 that will be invested back into the local community.
Following the outstanding success of the 2014 Festival, the Pride Fund will open on 1st September for groups to apply for help with running “grassroots” activities.
In a first for Pride Glasgow, which changed from a Limited Company to a Charity in 2012, the organisers guaranteed at least £1 from every £5 ticket sold during Pride went into the Fund and is now set to benefit local LGBTI groups.
Pride Chief Executive, Alastair Smith, said, “We are very proud to have been able to raise this amount for the Pride Fund. I’d like to thank everyone who bought tickets and supported Pride.”
Pride Glasgow held a series of events from July 19th through to August 3rd with a focus on supporting those from Commonwealth countries who were in the city for the Glasgow 2014 games. Homosexuality is still outlawed in some way across 42 of the 53 countries represented at the Games.
Applications to the fund can be made from 1st September by following the link: http://prideglasgow.co.uk/the-pride-fund/
It’s hoped the Fund will continue to grow through the year with more donations which can still be made to top up the amount available to local groups. You can donate now through the following methods:
Use Barclays PingIt – just type in shortcode “pingitvuj595″
Through PayPal – email@example.com
By Text – just send “PGCF14 £5″ to 70070