About Norwich Pride
Norwich Pride is a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) community for everyone. Our vision is to turn Norwich into a rainbow. Our mission is to ensure we live in a city where everyone can feel safe and proud to be themselves: for Norwich to be a City of Diversity. Our job is to organise an amazing Pride March (Parade), and associated events, on the last Saturday in July. Our central events are free, inclusive, accessible and family-friendly. We work positively and creatively to challenge prejudice and discrimination of any kind.
The Structure of Norwich Pride
There are four layers of involvement for volunteers at Norwich Pride that reflect the time, experience and skills that people have to offer.
The Trustees are people who have got considerable experience of organising Norwich Pride or have got specific skills that are important to the smooth running of the organisation. They are here to offer advice and support and oversee our long-term planning and development.
2. Management Group
These are people who have significant experience of volunteering for Norwich Pride and have got overall responsibility for organising the celebrations each year. They recruit, train and support the volunteers who make Norwich Pride happen. They work with partners like the City Council & Police on planning and ensure we have enough money each year to fund the celebrations. The Management Group meet at least once a month, and more often in the last few weeks before Norwich Pride.
3. Delivery Team
These are people with specific tasks – e.g. maintaining the website, managing the Pride Shop, organising acts for the Main Stage and Acoustic & Cabaret Tent, championing access, recruiting and supporting volunteers, liaising with schools, booking stalls. Some of these roles may have all-year-round tasks. The Delivery Team have regular meet-ups with the Management Group to ensure that everyone is working together towards a shared vision for Norwich Pride.
4. Pride Makers
These are people who work on the day and in the immediate lead-up to the Norwich Pride celebrations. They include all the stewards, steward team leaders, everyone who works in the Pride shop and members of the Access and the Wellbeing teams.
We have a set of Core Values to guide us in all our decisions.
Click this link to download the Norwich Pride Constitution 2019
In 2014, we were devastated to hear of the death of our gorgeous chairperson Dean M Simons. Dean was a much loved member of the local LGBT+ community and a passionate supporter of Norwich Pride. He pioneered our work in ensuring that the celebrations were as accessible as possible and he was a very proud chairperson of Norwich Pride 2014. He was a fun-loving person who adored having a good time. He had a wonderful smile. Dean, you were amazing – we will never forget you. You can read an article about Dean in the local papers here: Tributes Paid to Norwich Pride Chairman Dean Simons