Norwich Pride is a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) community for everyone. Our mission is to live in a city where everyone can feel safe and proud to be themselves.
Our job is to organise an amazing Pride March and associated events on the last Saturday in July. Our key events are free, inclusive, accessible and family-friendly. We work positively and creatively to challenge prejudice and discrimination of any kind.
The first Norwich Pride took place in 2009 and has grown and grown each year. In 2020, Norwich Pride became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered in England and Wales, charity number 1184491.
We base all our decisions on our Core Values. Everyone who joins Norwich Pride has to agree to uphold them. Read more
Norwich Pride is run by volunteers. Our Organising Team organises the activities of Norwich Pride. You can contact them by emailing firstname [at] norwichpride.org.uk
Deb, Secretary and Volunteer Officer
Rachel, Arts and Community
Julie Bremner (also Treasurer)
Nick O’Brien (Chair of Trustees 2022)
Richard Sawdon Smith
There are also many more volunteers who make up the delivery teams and our Advisory Groups
If you would like to be part of it – as Pride Maker and to join the team, check out our Volunteer page.
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. Organising Team
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 Organising Team 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.