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Swindon & Wiltshire Pride will return this year after £10,000 grant

The last Swindon & Wiltshire Pride festival was in 2017. Photo: ITV News

Swindon & Wiltshire Pride festival is set to return after taking a break last year.

The LGBTQ+ event will be held in Old Town, Swindon on Saturday 10th August for its 11th year.

Swindon & Wiltshire Pride has been awarded a grant of £10,000 from the National Lottery, which will help towards the main event in 2019.

I want to thank the National Lottery for supporting Swindon & Wiltshire Pride. This gives us so much excitement knowing that others can see how much this means to us and the community.

We, as a committee, are so proud to be part of Swindon & Wiltshire Pride and it could not happen without the huge levels of support from the community and the National Lottery, and I cannot wait for the event this year.

– John Edwards, Grants Manager
This year's event will be held in Swindon at the Town Gardens. Credit: ITV News

This year's event will be held in Swindon at the Town Gardens and will kick off with a parade that will start just after 11am making its way through Old Town.

There will also be a Community stage showcasing local talent, a family zone, a shopping zone, and a craft zone which is new for 2019.