This page is dedicated to our wonderful sponsors who have supported us and ensured that the third Dover Pride could take place this year.
Thank you all so so much!
Future Foundry are partners in the event; they support and encourage the Dover Pride team by contributing in the form of staff time, materials, workshop access and hall hire. Future Foundry has experience running successful events and carnivals. Future Foundry empowers young people with self-employment, freelancing and creative skills, promoting learning, develop support networks and encourage a ‘do it yourself’ approach to career development.
Westwood Cross Shopping Centre are partners in the event. Their stores are open until 7.30pm Monday - Saturday, there are over 40 fashion and lifestyle stores, more than 10 places to eat plus a 10-screen cinema, casino and bingo! You'll find all the stores you love but there's even more to explore at Westwood Cross. They are also part of the Landsec’s LGBT+ Network, supporting local communities and events. Website: https://westwoodx.co.uk
The BeYou Project connects young people in Kent and Medway who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary or are questioning their sexual orientation and / or gender identity. The BeYou Project offers a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space where young LGBT+ people can meet to socialise, have fun and help each other. They also provide resources for trans and gender-diverse people, sexual health, commonly used language, community projects, housing and homelessness support. Website: https://thebeyouproject.co.uk
We are Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Every minute of every day, we are here to save lives and make our county even safer. We are a forward thinking, modern fire and rescue service with a long and proud history. Together with our customers we are creating a safer future for Kent and Medway. Helping people in their homes, where they work and in places of education to help keep them safe – whoever they are. We are there for our customers in times of need – whether it’s a fire, a road crash or a water rescue. Every one of us helps to save lives. We are one team. Together, we are Kent Fire and Rescue Service: https://www.kent.fire-uk.org/
The Port of Dover Community Fund has been established to benefit the Dover community and is focused on supporting projects and activities focusing on skills and jobs and the local community. Projects that provide opportunities to develop skills, support people on the pathway into employment and assist job creation, with a particular focus on young people. Additionally activities that enrich the social, cultural and environmental life of local communities, enhancing Dover as an attractive and welcoming place to live, work and visit.
Grant-maker Kent Community Foundation has been finding, funding, and supporting some of the smallest voluntary organisations in the county for 20 years. In this time, it has distributed over £40 million to support thousands of small charities and deserving causes where a modest sum of money can make a significant impact. They are part of a UK wide accredited network of forty-six Community Foundations who are committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated, and disadvantaged by matching those who want to help, with those who need the help. Responsible for more than 80 philanthropic funds, Kent Community Foundation is unrivalled in its knowledge of local causes and assists individuals, families, and businesses, who want to help, to establish and administer their own charitable funds.
Dover Big Local is now supporting our third year big event; Dover Big Local came about because the town was recognised as one of 150 places in the UK that had been less successful at being awarded National Lottery Funding. Since that time, the money entrusted to Dover’s people has been used to support learning, employment skills, business training, arts events and young people’s theatre groups, social inclusion projects and much more. For more information on events and projects run by Dover Big Local, find out here.