Mustard takes Pride in Making the Difference

We are absolutely thrilled to have been selected by Manchester Pride to partner with the local charity as it launches its consultation into its future direction and fundraising strategy.

Running from mid-October 2021 until November 22nd, the consultation will enable people to share their views, specifically on the organisation’s role in grant making, as well as the format and delivery of Manchester’s annual pride festival.

Called ‘Pride in our Future’, the consultation results will be published by the Board of Trustees together with an action plan later in the year, which will shape the direction of the charity in 2022 and beyond.

Paul Wheeler, Chair of Manchester Pride’s board of Trustees explained The purpose of this review is to listen carefully to our community and other stakeholders, to seek their views on the outcomes and impacts of the Manchester Pride charity. This is an opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community to give us their valuable feedback on everything from grant making to the format of our festival. This consultation is about shaping the future of Manchester Pride, helping us grow sustainably, and ensuring we continue to be a pioneering and transformative organisation that assists and empowers the city’s LGBTQ+ community.”

The review process has been designed to ensure there are multiple ways for stakeholders to participate in the research, and that every opportunity is provided to maximise accessibility and reduce digital exclusion. Methods being used in the research include online focus groups, in-person consultation, telephone-based interviews as well as surveys, available both online and in print format.

Anthony Shephard-Williams, Director at Mustard added “We are absolutely thrilled that Manchester Pride has chosen to partner with Mustard on this really important consultation project.  We’re passionate about the subject matter and cause, and with our amazing view down Canal Street from Mustard HQ, we are both literally and metaphorically fantastically placed to immerse ourselves in this research. We can’t wait to get started!”