People's Pride Southampton Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Question: Is People's Pride Southampton a registered charity?

Answer: Yes, People's Pride Southampton is a registered charity. We are registered with the charity commission of England & Wales. Our Registration Number is 1191841. 

Question: How do I get involved with People's Pride Southampton?

Answer: You can get involved with us in many ways, whether you wish to join our committee as a member, or join our committee as an organisation or even just want to attend one of our events, you can do as much or as at little as you like.

 

For more information on joining us please see the Join Us Page

 

For more information about our social events please Click Here.

 

For our main events please Click Here.
 

Question: Do I have to be a member to attend your events?

Answer: No, you do not need to be a member to attend any of our events, the only exception to this is committee meetings and members only socials, which you will need to be a member to attend. 

Question: How are you Governed?

 

Answer: The Charity is governed by a board of trustees. Day to day management is the responsibility of our membership which can be found here.

Question: Are your support services free?

Answer: All of our support services are free of charge. We never expect any money, but we do rely 100% on voluntary donations. You can donate here if you would like to.

Question: What do you mean when you say you are against over commercialisation?
 

Answer: What we mean by this is that we will not bow down to over-commercialisation. Please find an fictional example below to explain what we mean...

Somewhere pride festival enters into a X year sponsorship deal with BIG business limited. As a result, somewhere pride's whole event has been hijacked by BIG business limited, leading to somewhere pride's website being full of BIG business limited's logos, event banners, their artists, BIG business pride flags etc.

Eventually BIG business then gets to the point where they sponsor so much money that somewhere pride is forced to change it's name to BIG business pride. Suddenly somewhere pride has lost all control of its own event and has become a victim of Pink Washing.

 

This is something we will never succumb to. We hand select sponsors for all of our events on the basis of them being all about the LGBTQ+ community all year round, not just for one day. We also carry out meticlous background searches on all sponsors and organsiations that wish to donate to us. This way we protect the community we serve and our charity at the same time. Any other benefit to sponsors, than what we offer them is purley incedental.

Fundraising Questions

 

Question: Do you make grants to other charities or individuals?

Answer: No sorry, we are not a grant-maker and we have no plans to partake in this kind of activity.

Question: How can I donate to your charity?
 

Answer: You can donate to us in a manner of ways. Please see our Ways To Give page by clicking here.

Question: Can I host my own event to help your raise funds?

Answer: You can host your own event, this could be as traditional or innovative as you like - cake sales, coffee mornings, sponsored bike rides, half marathons, head-shaves, make up selfies, leaping out of planes, masquerade ball – the possibilities are endless! 

Please complete a registration form for your event. All the proceeds raised from your event can be given as an online donation via our Go Fund me page or you can find other options on how to give us the proceeds here.

Question: Where can I find your latest Annual Report/Charity Accounts?

Answer: Our annual reports and accounts, can be found on this page.

Question: How do I pay in my fundraising money?

Answer: Thank you for raising money for for People's Pride Southampton, we really appreciate all your fundraising efforts! To pay in your funds, visit the ways to donate page.

 

Question: Who should I make cheques payable to?

Answer: People's Pride Southampton

Question: What percentage of my money goes to charitable objectives?

Answer: We're committed to spending at least 80% of our income on our charitable objectives. Read more about how we spend our funds.

Shop Questions

Question: Can I place an order over the phone?

Answer: Yes, if you would like to place an order over the phone please call us on 07413 156918, we'll be happy to help.

Question: How long will delivery take?

Answer: We aim to deliver your items to you within 2-3 working days. This may be longer during our busy periods. If you require your items sooner please get in touch with us via phone, or email info@peoplesprideuk.com and we will endeavour to arrange this.

Question: What is the returns policy?

Answer: You can find all the information about our returns and refunds policy here.

Question: I spotted a mistake on my online order, who do I talk to to fix it?

Answer: Email info@peoplesprideuk.com or call 07413 156 918 and we will do our best to correct any mistakes. Please try and get in touch with us as soon as possible to make sure any issues are fixed before the order is sent out to you.

Question: An item is out of stock, when will it be in?

Answer: If an item is out of stock we cannot guarantee that it will become available again. We will do our best to notify you of any stock changes on the website. If you order an out of stock item we will get in touch with you. If we cannot contact you we may send you the closest match alternative. You can read more about this in our Refunds and returns policy.

Question: How much does postage cost?

Answer: Our standard delivery charge inside the UK is dependant on the item, please see the shop for more details. Deliveries outside the UK may be subject to a greater charge. This helps cover the cost of the postage and packaging.

Have you found a sneaky question, we have not answered? Then please feel free to contact us by clicking here or the contact tab above, we are always happy to hear from you!

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