Swindon & Wiltshire Pride became a Charity in 2019, the organisation was born in 2008, which saw the first ever Pride Event held in Swindon / Wiltshire.
The Objects of the CIO are:
To promote equality and diversity for the public benefit and in particular the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity, including in particular but not exclusively by:
a. raising the awareness of the public with regard to all aspects of discrimination in society and issues and difficulties affecting the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans, Queer, plus (LGBTQ+) people;
b. cultivating a sentiment in favour of equality and diversity in particular through celebrating the diversity of LGBTQ+ communities
c. advancing education in equality and diversity whether by signposting to other organisations or services or producing materials;
d. producing annual Pride Programme, and communicate via Social Media Streams and other means of communication (e.g. Newsletter);
e. staging an annual LGBTQ+ festival; and fundraisers throughout the year;
f. treat all volunteers and supporters with respect, fairness and good faith;
SWP offers Charities/Support Services and Not-for-profit organisations to show case there services at the event, in 2019 over 10,000 attended across the day. Pride is more than a one-day event and the organisation runs various fundraisers throughout the year, along with the Pop-up Shop which allows members of the LGBTQ+ to drop in a collect information and talk with like-minded people. Our social media presence is used to share information about support organisations and give the community a place to reach out too.
The organisation has amazing support, and is solely run by volunteers.