Rainbow Chorus to take part in Tesco Community Grants Scheme

Graham Robson June 20, 2022

Rainbow Chorus, Brighton’s longest running LGBTQ+ choir, needs your help to reach out to deaf and sign language users in our community.

They want to provide inclusive concerts with British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation plus outreach to the sign language user community and to introduce choral music to the widest possible audience. Just as Rose Ayling-Ellis raised awareness of deaf issues on Strictly, the Rainbow Chorus are bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative to assist them to reach a wider audience across Brighton & Hove.

Every quarter Tesco gives between £500 and £1,500 to three local community projects and between this July and September they are asking shoppers in Brighton & Hove to choose which of the three local LGBTQ+ groups should be awarded the top grant.

Rainbow Chorus deaf outreach work is one of the projects and the chorus is asking shoppers to head along to Tesco stores and vote for this valuable initiative. Every time you shop you are given a token at checkout and the Rainbow Chorus needs as many tokens as possible to be put in their box.

The following information on the project will be displayed: Rainbow Chorus
, Deaf & Sign Language Users Included, Brighton.

Finola Brophy, Chair of Trustees, said: “We are delighted that Tesco are supporting LGBTQ+ projects in Brighton & Hove and that Rainbow Chorus will be included in the vote. We know how important it is for organisations to be inclusive and reaching out to the Deaf and Sign Language user community ensures our performances are open to all.

“Winning this vote will enable us to continue this outreach for the next year, including providing a British Sign Language interpreter at the annual World AIDS Day concert on December 1. Please support Rainbow Chorus with your vote each time you shop.”

Voting is open in the following stores in July, August and September:
Tesco Superstores: Hove and Portslade
Tesco Express Brighton: Jubilee Street; Queens Road; Woodingdean
Tesco Express Hove: Station Approach (Esso); Denmark Villas; The Droveway; West Way and Western Road

So far Tesco Community Grants has awarded over £96 million to more than 46,000 community projects. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more CLICK HERE