We are delighted to announce that Coventry University and The University of Warwick have gone into Partnership to be a main sponsor of Coventry Pride, each contributing £10,000.00 for a total of £20,000.00.
Paul Desson-Baxter Chair of Coventry Pride says “Securing this sponsorship means that we are able to hold the Pride festival this year that the LGBT+ community of Coventry want, having consulted widely with regular public meetings, myself and the trustees of Coventry Pride along with the LGBT+ community will be able to use this as a foundation to plan a bigger and better Pride for next year and the years to come building on the successes of last years Pride. This level of funding shows the commitment that both universities have to the diversity and wellbeing of not only their students but the communities in which they live.”
Ian Dunn, deputy vice-chancellor for student experience at Coventry University, said: “The role our university plays in the local community is hugely important to us, and likewise we recognise the significant contribution that very same community makes in welcoming and supporting our vibrant and diverse student population. We’re delighted to be supporting Coventry Pride and the work it does to promote tolerance and inclusion in this fantastic city that so many of our students and staff call home.”
Darren Wallis, chair of the University of Warwick’s Equality and Diversity Network, says: “At the University of Warwick we understand that simply having diversity in our work force and student body is not enough. We must create an inclusive environment where all people can contribute and reach their full potential. That environment includes the City of Coventry as much of our campus is part of the city and many of our staff and students also live in Coventry so we are delighted to be able to support Coventry Pride and its impact on our community ”