The National Lottery has provided funding of £9,935 to enable Coventry Pride to increase the accessibility of Coventry Pride for the LGBT+ community.
The Trustees of Coventry Pride submitted an application to enable people with both visible and invisible disabilities to access Coventry Pride. The funding awarded will enable Coventry Pride to provide British Sign Language Interpreters at each of our stages, Mobiloos (mobile accessible toilets with adult-sized changing bench and hoists), ramps, covering some cobbles to make the public areas more accessible, and quiet space for people with sensory issues.
Chris Spreadbury, Trustee of Coventry Pride commented. “We’re thrilled to have been awarded this funding from the Big Lottery Fund, we believe that everyone should be able to have access and appropriate facilities regardless of any disabilities they may have. It is wonderful that the National Lottery share this view. We’ll be able to ensure that Coventry Pride can increase its accessibility.”
National Lottery Funding aims to make a difference in community. National Lottery Awards for All aims to bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities. The funding provided to Coventry Pride will allow everyone to share in this free pride festival.
Coventry Pride will be held on the 9th and 10th of June, in University Square, opposite Coventry Cathedral, it is free for everyone to enjoy thanks to sponsors. Coventry Pride is managed and run entirely by volunteers to benefit the LGBT+ community of Coventry and beyond.
You can learn more about the Big Lottery Fund at www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
Pictured below: (left to right), three of Coventry Pride’s Trustees: Samathy Barratt, Chris Spreadbury and Adam Simmonds