Fundraising & Events
Reading Pride holds steadfast to its mission of providing an inclusive and free event for all attendees. However, accomplishing this goal poses significant challenges due to the limited public funding we receive. In light of this, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our magnanimous sponsors and donors who tirelessly support our fundraising efforts throughout the year. Their invaluable contributions enable us to orchestrate our much-anticipated annual festival, making it a resounding success and a celebration of diversity and unity.
Thinking of hosting a fundraiser for Reading Pride?
Throughout the years, we’ve encountered a multitude of extraordinary events and some truly unique and unconventional strategies, and we wholeheartedly embrace innovation! If you’re enthusiastic about raising funds, don’t hesitate to connect with our dedicated Fundraising and Sponsorship Team, who are eager to lend their support. We possess a plethora of creative ideas, valuable suggestions, and helpful tips – and who knows, we might just be the missing link you need to achieve your goals! Reach out to us whenever you require assistance with planning, promoting, praising, or even finding a participant – remember, if you don’t ask, you won’t receive!

Engage Your Employer:

Have you ever wondered if your employer offers Corporate Giving or a donation matching scheme? We’re open to exploring collaborative opportunities and would love to hear from you. Are you interested in making a meaningful impact together?

So, why not reach out to our dedicated Fundraising & Sponsorship Team and let’s embark on this exciting journey together!

Making a donation
There are many ways you can donate to Reading Pride, below are some of the options:
via PayPal
PayPal offers a simple means to make a one-off or a regular donation to help us further our on-going projects such as MyUmbrella LGBT+ and help keep the Love Unites Parade & Festival free-to-attend.
via Easyfundraising

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Reading Pride with easyfundraising?

There are over 7,000 brands on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

  1. Go to Sign up to Easy Fundraising for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Reading Pride at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
via Online Banking

All you need to do is set us up as a new payment contact followed by the amount (banking websites/apps will vary).

Reading Pride; Metro Bank, Reading Branch; Sort Code: 23-05-80; Account Number: 15874198.

via Cheque or Postal Order

No computer or internet access? Not a problem! You can also donate by writing a cheque made payable to “Reading Pride”.

Alternatively you can obtain a postal order by visiting your local postal office or bank that offers this service and purchase a postal order for the desired donation amount. Remember that postal orders are a secure form of payment, as they are prepaid and do not contain any personal account information, unlike a cheque.

Reading Pride, 21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU.

Please do not send cash through the post.

via a Gift in Your Will
Embracing the act of charitable giving through your will is a meaningful way to give back to society. You have two options for drafting your will: you can either write it yourself or seek assistance from a legal professional, especially if your estate is complex. When including a charitable gift in your will, you have the freedom to specify whether you wish to donate a fixed amount, a particular item, or a portion of your estate after other gifts have been distributed. To ensure the legal validity of your will, it must be formally witnessed and signed.
What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a valuable tax incentive that encourages charitable donations. When eligible taxpayers donate to a registered charity, they can opt to use Gift Aid, allowing the charity to claim an additional 25p from the government for every pound donated, at no extra cost to the donor. This means that charities can maximise the value of contributions they receive, making a significant difference in their fundraising efforts. To utilise Gift Aid, donors typically need to complete a declaration confirming that they pay sufficient income tax or capital gains tax to cover the amount being claimed. This essential scheme has proven instrumental in supporting countless charitable organisations and their meaningful causes across the United Kingdom.
Upcoming Events
Below is a list of upcoming events:
Wilma’s Bingadoo

First Sunday of the Month at the Blagrave Arms.

Next Event: Sunday, 3rd December 2023