This page is dedicated to our wonderful sponsors who have supported us and ensured that the fourth Dover Pride could take place this year.
Thank you all so so much!
Dover Technical College (EKC Group) are our main sponsor for Dover Pride. We welcome and acknowledge the work they deliver to young people and adults in their colleges across Kent. EKC Group are a family of six community-based colleges across East Kent, their mission is to play a leading role for education. Developing the economic and social prosperity of the communities they are located in. EKC colleges deliver inspirational, inclusive and purposeful education that enables young people and adults to achieve their ambitions. Find out more at EKC Group: https://www.ekcgroup.ac.uk/
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.
UNISON are proud partners in the event: while achieving local and national success. UNISON represents and acts for members working in a range of public services and utilities. They represent members, negotiate and bargain on their behalf, campaign for better working conditions and pay and for public services. UNISON is passionate about eliminating discrimination and inequality from the workplace and in society through our equality organising. Check out more at UNISON South East - https://southeast.unison.org.uk/
St James is located in the heart of Dover, just a few minutes from the Port of Dover, with access to Calais and a short walk from local transport in the town. St James is home to a variety of popular fashion, dining, leisure and fitness activities for the whole family, with lots to offer from popular restaurants, stores, cinema, and gym venues. With fab offers and 445 parking spaces, it’s easy to make the most of your local shopping and leisure destination. More info here: https://stjames-dover.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. Kent Fire and Rescue Service: https://www.kent.fire-uk.org/
UNISON Kent Police and Justice are a network of trained local advisors who provide you with help & support when you need it most. UNISON help workers in a variety of ways serving more than 1.3 million members at local and national levels. They represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, although they may be employed in both the public and private sectors. UNISON Kent Police and Justice aim to support, inclusivity and positive impact for individuals working in Kent Police and other groups that work with the Dover and Kent communities. To find out more about their achievements and the work they do - UNISON: https://www.unison.org.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.
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.
Friends and Donors of Dover Pride
DOVER TOWN COUNCIL
CANTERBURY COLLEGE STUDUNT UNION
DOVER DISTRICT COUNCIL
DAVID GOODSON PHOTOGRAPHY
LA SALLE VERTE
THE ATTIC BAR
MATT ASHBEE VIDEO
ST. JOHN AMBULANCE