LDA Grant Funding

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Sally Hamwee
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


According to MA 2980 the LDA is giving the GLA a £100k grant which the GLA then transfers almost entirely to Pride London. Why doesn't the LDA support Pride London directly with a £96,000 grant and also give a £4000 grant to the GLA for advertising and marketing costs?


Answer for LDA Grant Funding

Answer for LDA Grant Funding

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The LDA provides funding for Pride London as part of the major events funding agreement it has with the GLA. Within the framework of the GLA group integration on major events the management of funding or other support for events like Pride sits with the GLA Events for London team and the budget related to this is held and managed by the GLA under the terms of an MOU with the LDA. The Events for London team offers expertise in event management which does not exist within the LDA. By providing the funding via the GLA, we can provide the much needed support, advice and project management skills to the event, as well as have greater monitoring of delivery of the project objectives for this funding support.