Leeds Pride 2017 Impact Survey
24th February 2018
Results from the Leeds Pride 2017 Impact Survey have now been released and again the figures show an increase to our economy. The event which took place this year over two days on the 5th & 6th August brought alone 40,000 people to Lower Briggate, with many more lining the streets and 1000’s in Millennium Square.
The impact survey was launched through our social media channels after the event and 640 people responded. An average spend of the participants attending Leeds Pride on the 6th August was £118.49. The economic impact of Leeds Pride 2017 onto the City Centre is worked out at a conservative figure of £3,791,680.
Leeds Pride is Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* life. Running since 2006 and is now the largest Pride in the UK to still be a completely free event with over 40,000 people attending over the weekend. It is also considered the UK’s friendliest Pride. The celebrations are run by a skilled team of volunteers with close links to local Leeds LGB&T community and the event is funded through community fundraising, grant funding and sponsorship agreements.
Over the Leeds Pride weekend there will be a whole host of events celebrating love, equality, sexuality and gender identity across the city. This is the 12th year that Leeds Pride has taken place and it undoubtedly makes a huge contribution to the local economy with thousands of people choosing to visit the city on Leeds Pride weekend.