We have been awarded £10,000 to stage our first ever event as we renew our call for trustees.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £10k from Big Lottery’s Award for All funding in order the stage the first ever Pride event in Dundee.
Tommy Small, one of our Co-Chairs and Artistic Director of dance company Shaper/Caper, said:
“We are delighted to have been awarded this funding support from Big Lottery’s Awards for All programme. The event is due to take place on 22 September in City Square, with the backing of Dundee City Council and groups representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We look forward to using the funding to stage a unique and truly Dundonian Pride event that celebrates equality.”
Now the charity we’re looking for individuals to step up to become Trustees of the organisation, bringing specific skills to help us grow.
Tim Kelly, our other Co-Chair and Dean at University of Dundee, said:
“Plans are well underway for a fantastic first event here in the city, something that is long overdue in Dundee and coming just one week after the V&A opening; it’s sure to be a week to remember! As a charity though we are constantly looking at the skills we have in the Board and although we have a fantastic team of volunteers, we’re looking for people who have both the time and experience to really help us develop.”
“The challenge of course is to organise an event which showcases LGBT lives in Dundee and offers a chance for the community to be heard. To do that takes months of planning and hard work from a core of skilled and dedicated people, all giving up their time and experience for free. We’re hoping to attract some really special people, who care deeply about our city and about this community having a bigger voice in Dundee.”
The Pride team will be hosting interviews for those interested in becoming Trustees of the charity nearer the end of July. There is an initial application process and we are looking for some specific skills. Tim says:
“We’d really like to attract someone with a legal background, especially in charity law or the third sector, and also someone with accounting or auditing experience, perhaps a finance manager or director. More generally though, we need people who can help us achieve our aims and objectives of having a fantastic event but also creating a legacy which improves LGBT representation in the city. Pride can’t just stop after 22 September!”
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