Cash for Tamworth Pride event

Grant approved for Tamworth Pride 2023 event will take place in the Castle Grounds Award is approved for the next three years

Tamworth Borough Council have agreed to award a grant of £5,000 each year for at least the next three years to facilitate the Tamworth Pride event.

At the council cabinet meeting on November 10, it was agreed that an annual grant of £5,000 will be given to the Tamworth Pride Committee towards their yearly event and support their vision to ‘To celebrate and promote inclusivity, equality and diversity between the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.’

Tamworth Pride is a group and event that encompasses everything Tamworth is about – inclusion, support and celebration. In recent years, the group has organised their own events in Wiggington Park, attracting high numbers to what turned out to be a fun-filled, family-friendly inclusive day of activities, entertainment and companionship amongst the attendees. It’s an annual event that Tamworth Borough Council is delighted to support.

A date for 2023 Tamworth Pride event has been confirmed for July 15 and will take place in the Castle Grounds. It is anticipated that the popularity of the event will increase further and be even more accessible for people to attend in the Castle Grounds.

Councillor Jeremy Oates, Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said: “Tamworth Borough Council is an LGBTQ+ ally, and in awarding this grant we hope to be able to support Tamworth Pride in continuing to champion LGBTQ+ rights and communities.

“Tamworth Pride is a group and event that demonstrates a sense of solidarity and support. As a council we’re committed to diversity and equality in our community and we welcome these events to our town and look forward to supporting more groups in the future.”

The grant could be awarded for up to six years. There will be a formal review after three years, and decisions taken at that time about continued support.

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