Pride Money

image002-15Manchester Pride 2010 raised £115,000 for charity, bringing the total generated since 2003 to £895,000.
Headline acts such as Kelis, Chicane, Beverley Knight and Belinda Carlisle helped generate a large number of ticket sales during the Big Weekend over the August Bank Holiday.
The money will be used over the coming months to support various lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups and projects across Greater Manchester.
It will also support the Lesbian and Gay Foundation’s ‘Free Condom and Lube’ scheme and the George House Trust HIV Welfare Fund.
Jackie Crozier, festival director of Manchester Pride, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and we’re absolutely delighted with the figure. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that everyone who supported Manchester Pride 2010 has made a positive contribution to the future of the LGBT community in Greater Manchester.”
For more information on how to apply for any of the community grants available, visit www.manchesterpride.com/community