Pride in Plymouth volunteers work through the year on various projects that range from surveys through to educational work raising awareness of the issues members of the LGBTQI communities face whilst promoting the positive impact our communities have on the city and its cultural offering.
We have a presence at many events across the city to ensure our communities are both represented and visible in the wider community.
Pride in Plymouth are also well connected with the city’s arts, culture, voluntary sector and social enterprise networks contributing to the city’s Social Enterprise status. Many of our projects are in partnership or collaboration with one or more of these organisations.
Pride in Plymouth have a representative on the local Police Reference Group (LRG) and a have good relationship with the police diversity officers in the city, we will gladly raise any concerns or suggestions you may may have concerning any aspect of policing in the city. We have have received a small grant form the ‘Welcoming City Fund‘ to enhance our work in increasing awareness of hate crime and reporting in the city.
We have also received Community Grants from city Councillors to support our work with LGBTQ Asylum Seekers that are housed in Plymouth.
Our events bring people together to celebrate and enhance the diversity that exist within the LGBTQ+ communities in the city and surrounding area. We have a good relationship with the Proud 2 Be Project based in Totnes and we look forward to building on that relationship to further our partnership working.
One of the key reasons the Pride in Plymouth Executive Committee chose the Community Interest Company (CIC) structure was to ensure the assets we have accumulated over the years are ‘protected’ by the community asset lock. This means that, if we fold, our assets would remain protected for the community through the asset lock transfer. We felt this was particularly important for the physical Archive and LGBT History display material which we use at events and draw on for our educational work in schools, businesses and the wider community. It also offers protection for the physical assets we have accumulated for ‘outdoor community events’ which we can share with other community event organisers in the city.