November 16, 2023

Our Projects
and Activities

We run regular weekly drop in social sessions, as a way to access our other projects and activities.
Special events, trips and workshops are planned throughout the year. It's up to you what we do!

Pride Youth Games, Carlisle, 2015

2023 Projects

  • Trans & Non-Binary Film-Making Project LGBT+ Art Project & Exhibition
  • Pantomime production & performance
  • School Holiday Activities
  • Manchester Art Gallery Trip
  • Dungeons & Dragon Day
  • West Cumbria Outreach Project: new centre opening in Maryport in partnership with Always Another Way.
  • Sewing Classes
  • Warm Spot to help with Cost of Living Crisis
  • Women & Refugee Groups
  • Events attended by PiNC include Culture Bazaar, Unity Festival & Upperby Gala.
  • PiNC 20th Anniversary Events:
    • Open Day at centre
    • Entertainment Events held at Brickyard with LGBT+ entertainment performances
    • Tullie House Display Space exhibiting PiNCs work over 20 years

PiNC was funded by: Cumbria Community Foundation, Frances C Scott Trust, Heritage Lottery, National Lottery Reaching Communities, Ragdoll Foundation.


  • Holidays & Activity Fund healthy eating & activities
  • Breakfast Club pilot
  • Sports/Exercise Project
  • Cooking & Art Around the World Workshops
  • After School Wellbeing Project promoting calming techniques for health & wellbeing
  • Art History Project exploring LGBT artists
  • LGBT+ Training in Schools
  • School LGBT+ Pride at Caldew School.
  • Cumbria Pride: PiNC youth activity & march presence
  • Big Gay Day Event at Free Radical Pop-Up Shop
  • Free Radicals Exhibitions - Trans & Non Binary Art Exhibition & Youth Culture Exhibition
  • Borderlines Book Festival 2022: LGBT+ authors Book Talks & Workshops
  • Cumbria Royal Variety Performance with entertainment & stalls
  • Rainbow Stripes Awards Ceremony promoting supporting equality in the workplace
  • Panah Women’s Group: Refugee Women’s Project
  • Woman Up Conference: representing & giving a voice to as many women as possible
  • Refugees: helping refugees staying at local hotels
  • Carlisle United: Free tickets for Carlisle United matches to increase equality & diversity

PiNC was funded by: Arnold Clark; Cumbria County Council; Cumbria Community Foundation; Frances C Scott Trust; Ground Work; Hadfield Trust; National Lottery Awards For All; National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund; Ragdoll Foundation


  • Holiday Activities & Food Programme providing meals & activities during school holidays
  • Pansy Patch Garden Project
  • Merchandise Bags in partnership with other charities distributed to local schools
  • Connecting Young People: National Citizens Service & Carlisle College Students
  • LGBT History Project - LGBT history in Cumbria.
  • Free Radicals temporary Pop-Up Shop, social & fundraising events, & exhibitions
  • Why Pride? covering Pride events around the world, Hate Crime, Sexual Health & Rights

PiNC was funded by: Children In Need; Cumbria County Council; Cumbria Youth Alliance; Frances C Scott Trust; LGBT Consortium; National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund; Police and Crime Commissioner; Ragdoll Foundation; in partnership with Sticky Bits Café

Regular Activities

What we do during drop-in sessions is up to you to help plan new activities you are interested in. There has been a wide variety of activities during Drop-In Sessions like Dungeons & Dragons; quizzes, exercise, virtual reality, music, films, book club, arts & crafts, cooking & eating, workshops, internet safety & hate crime training sessions; as well as socialising & access to emotional & practical support, including through the Centre’s Counsellor.

The Discord Server offers communication, support, & information for Centre Service Users.

As well as drop in sessions; PiNC also organises various activities throughout the year like:

  • Vocational Training Courses
  • Hate Crime / Bullying Prevention Campaigns
  • Sports, Games & Outdoor Pursuits
  • Arts & Crafts Activities
  • Cinema Nights, Exhibitions & Performances
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Residential Trips away
  • Commemorating & attending LGBT+ awareness days/months/events
  • Socialising with LGBT Youth Groups from other areas
  • Cumbria Pride participation
  • Involvement in LGBT+ & Youth Issues Consultations

Past Projects

PiNC has been going a long for over 20 years & has accomplished a great deal including: Peer Mentoring Programme, Pride Youth Games, ComiCon, Cumbria Pride Dancers, Music Action Dance Events, Anti-Bullying Campaign, Hate Crime Awareness Campaign, LGBT History Exhibition, Sexual Health Awareness Exhibition, Outreach at various Prides.