Manchester Pride has announced a figure of £105,000 for good causes. However, only £98,000 of this amount was raised during the ten day festival. The other £7,000 came from fundraising at the Manchester Pride Dinner which took place in September 2010 — almost a year before.
Manchester Liberal Democrats have asked the District Auditor to investigate the loss of £421,000 of City Council funds due to a basic accounting error. The sum was part of funding that went to Marketing Manchester (the tourist board). Manchester City Council was supposed to pay 35% of Marketing Manchester’s costs and another nine Councils would […]
Much has been written about the extra income that Manchester Pride brings in for the local economy. In 2008, Andrew Stokes, who is chairman of Manchester Pride and chief executive of Marketing Manchester (the tourist board) told the press that Pride was worth more than £17.5m per year to Manchester’s businesses. Other estimates have been […]
In a surprise development last night, Phil Burke the chairman of the Village Business Association issued a statement.
LGBT community groups and HIV organisations that want to have a stall at the ‘Lifestyle Expo’ at this year’s Manchester Pride have been told they will have to pay £50 for the priviledge plus £30 for electricity.
The website for Manchester Pride 2007 is up. In the past year, the Charity Commission has told Operation Fundraiser and Manchester Pride that they must be more open with the public about where money goes and how they account for the income.
250,000 do not watch the Parade as the organisers claim. The true figure is ‘tens of thousands’ and here is the proof.