LGBT+ Youth

Based in Carlisle, Pride in North Cumbria is a charitable organisation that provides social
and support services to LGBT+ people, aged between 13 and 25 years.



LGBT+ Youth Activities,
Services and Projects

We run regular weekly drop in social sessions and activity workshops.
Special events, trips and projects are planned throughout the year.
It's up to you what we do!

There are staff at the centre Monday to Thursday 12pm to 6pm for anyone needing to contact us for support or a safe space.

Dedicated youth drop in sessions are openĀ Monday to Thursday 3pm to 6pm; where activities are held. There is an evening session for 16+ year olds on the third Friday of every month from 6pm to 9pm, & a session for young people who live out of town or find it difficult to attend on week days on the third Saturday of every month from 11am to 3pm. If you are planning to come, please contact us to double check us if we are open. PiNC has a variety of activities that change week to week depending on how people are feeling as well as spaces just to relax, socialise, eat & drink, & get support & advice. There is a counsellor available for those who need to talk to a professional.

The cafe is open 12.30pm to 2.30pm on Tuesday. These hours are subject to change.

We are in the process of setting up a new centre to do outreach work in West Cumbria in partnership with Always Another Way covering West Cumbria & all outlying areas at 91 Crosby Street, Maryport, CA15 6BP.

We are also running various projects including workshops, talks and events. Check out our new PiNC Blogs or you can find us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, X (Twitter) & Discord for the most up-to-date information about what we've got planned and when. To join the PiNC Discord Server, please contact for more details.

PiNC also has 2 other websites from one past project & one currently running project. Please follow the links to view these websites:

One is associated with a previous Heritage Lottery funded historical research project on LGBT+ individuals who have previously been associated with, lived or worked in Cumbria about their life work & achievements: LGBT+ Language and Archives | Cumbria's Queer heritage (

One is associated with a currently running PiNC Arts project based in Carlisle, Cumbria, which you might want to get involved with that aims to support and nurture young LGBTQ+ Artists aged 13 to 25 and to help build and shape safer communities for everyone, no previous experience required! There are regular weekly drop in creative sessions and workshops, with special events, trips and exhibitions throughout the year: Home - PiNC Arts. They also have an Instagram page for recent updates of what is going on or email for more information.

Join In

Find out how to join as a youth member, a volunteer, committee staff or simply to support our work.

About Us

With over 20 years of operational experience PiNC's work continually adapts to the needs of each individual.

This page helps to answer questions like: Is there an LGBT youth group in Cumbria? Are there any activities for young gay people in Carlisle? What services are available for young trans people near Carlisle? I'm gay or lesbian under 18 what groups are there for me in Cumbria? I'm not out yet, what LGBTQ youth groups can I go to in Cumbria? Are there any social activities for young lesbians around North Cumbria? I think I might be bi-sexual or gay, what support is there in Cumbria for pupils and students?