Finance Score: 3
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 11
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?

POSITIVE EAST 

A HOLISTIC RANGE OF SERVICES THAT ENABLES PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV TO PROMOTE THEIR HEALTH AND WELLBEING, SUPPORT SELF MANAGEMENT AND REGAIN THEIR INDEPENDENCE. THIS IS DONE THROUGH ADVICE, SUPPORT GROUPS AND TRAINING. ADDITIONALLY WE RUN PREVENTION PROGRAMMES TO PROMOTE TESTING AND SAFER SEX PRACTICES TO REDUCE ONWARD INFECTION. THIS IS DONE FROM OUR BASE IN EAST LONDON.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
£k
Spending
£k
Surplus/
Deficit
Fundraising
Cost £k
Total
Funds £k
Unrestricted
Funds £k
Mths
Rsrvs
Staff Volun-
teers
31/03/23£1,843£1,787£56£292£632£6324.232120
31/03/22£1,590£1,533£57£252£576£5764.526150
31/03/21£1,426£1,357£69£198£519£5194.623100
31/03/20£1,526£1,499£27£240£449£4493.621122
31/03/19£1,308£1,339£-32£219£423£4233.823135
31/03/18£1,314£1,282£32£155£454£4544.3220
31/03/17£1,323£1,171£152£148£422£4224.3200
31/03/16£1,530£1,707£-176£249£270£2701.9360
31/03/15£1,662£1,698£-35£306£447£4473.2360
31/03/14£1,736£1,777£-41£291£482£4823.3340
31/03/13£1,710£1,691£19£360£523£5233.7300
31/03/12£1,617£1,575£43£313£504£4743.6330
31/03/11£1,744£1,764£-20£252£461£4573.1390
31/03/10£1,706£1,660£46£206£481£4733.4380
31/03/09*£8£23£-16£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08£23£40£-17£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07*£74£91£-17£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£86£140£-54£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£429£443£-14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£487£535£-48£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 17.7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 16.3%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 51%
Liabilities/Income: 36%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 100%
Reserves/Spending: 4.2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 3 months
Quick Ratio: 1.3
Asset Split ?
Established: 33 years

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How you can help
Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Other specialist outpatient services
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Barking And Dagenham, City Of London, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest,
Who it helps
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • People With Disabilities

Who's supporting them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Major supporters in last 5 years
Henry Smith Charity£200,800
DCMS£87,544
City Bridge Trust£77,300
Garfield Weston Foundation£60,000
The Clothworkers Foundation£50,000
The Pilgrim Trust£45,000
Trust for London£42,000
National Lottery Community Fund£18,950
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Positive East
£50,000 23/05/2023
0
Installation of new roof for a charity which works with people living with HIV in London
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Positive East
£1,921 22/10/2022
We wish to deliver a healthy eating programme to support HIV-positive women.
National Lottery Community Fund - Re:Assure - HIV positive women's project
£10,000 08/07/2022
The funding will be used to continue the groups delivery of tailored support for migrant women living with HIV. The project aims to improve health teach new skills relieve isolation and develop ....more
Trust for London - Positive East
£42,000 29/06/2022
The funding is for research into the impact that living in Temporary Accommodation has on individuals living with HIV and produce recommendations for Local Councils on how to best accommodate those ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Positive East
£54,800 07/04/2022
36
towards three years' salary of a Clinical Psychologist at a project providing psychological and practical support for refugee, asylum-seeking or migrant women living with HIV, who have experienced ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 04/02/2022
Positive East's Core Services
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Positive East
£77,300 15/09/2021
24
£77,300 over two further and final years (£38,100; £39,200) towards the full-time post of an Advice Service Worker.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Positive East
£146,000 18/03/2021
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the salary of the Advice Service Team Leader of a project providing advice and support for people living with and affected by HIV in East London.
The Pilgrim Trust - Grant to Positive East
£45,000 26/11/2020
36
Three-year funding to continue the Re:Assure Women's Project, working with HIV positive women who are VAWG survivors and asylum seekers
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Positive East
£3,742 24/10/2020
Empower people living with HIV to take control of their physical and mental health, to live happier and healthier lives.
The London Community Foundation - Grant to Positive East
£7,250 25/09/2020
This funding is to provide much-needed food and essentials for Bengali LGBTQ refugees and people seeking asylum who are living in East London. During Covid 19 we have had to shift from our usual ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£87,544 05/08/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 31/07/2020
Core Funding
National Lottery Community Fund - Staying in Together
£8,950 07/05/2020
7
The funding will be used to provide online social sessions advice and information for people living with HIV. The project aims to support the community through the Covid-19 pandemic.
National Lottery Community Fund - Volunteering in Positive East (VIP)
£307,001 18/04/2019
36
The project will increase volunteering opportunities for Positive East's clients and the wider community. They will continue to deliver peer support, health and wellbeing activities, counselling, ....more
Department of Health - Public Health
£9,999 01/04/2019
Improvements in Public Health
Department of Health - Positive East
£28,920 01/04/2019
Positive East
Department of Health - Talking Progress
£43,000 12/10/2018
The project will address 3 of 6 PHE Innovation Fund priorities. Positive East will tackle HIV stigma, late diagnosis (through increased HIV testing), information about PrEP and lack of general HIV ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to PP Enterprises trading as Fourwellbeing
£111,900 31/01/2018
36
£111,900 over three years (£36,200, £37,300, £38,400) for the full-time post of Advice Service Worker.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Positive East
£105,700 07/12/2017
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the salary of an Advice Services Manager at a project providing advice and support for people living with and affected by HIV in the east of London
Comic Relief - POV
£49,399 27/09/2017
18
Rates of late and undiagnosed HIV infection are high, and some people don’t get tested due to misinformation of what happens at a test. This proposal is to develop a point of view (POV) HIV test ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Positive Peer Group Support
£10,000 30/11/2016
12
This project will support people living with HIV who are experiencing the effects of social isolation and mental ill health. This will improve the wellbeing of difficult to reach people who have a ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Positive East
£35,000 08/11/2016
£35,000 over a 1-year period to support investment in marketing and sales capacity to demonstrate buying propensity for the Re-mind programme, to support an approach to the social investment market.
Comic Relief - Re:Assure Women’s Project: Domestic Violence Support Initiative
£50,304 28/01/2015
24
Alongside the stigma of living with HIV, women who are HIV positive are often isolated and often have multiple and complex needs. Many are from marginalised communities and find it difficult to get ....more
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Positive East
£51,900 10/12/2014
30 Years of living with HIV
National Lottery Community Fund - VIP - Volunteers In Positive East
£227,236 03/11/2014
36
Not Available
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Positive East
£86,000 25/09/2014
24
£86,000 over two years (£47,000; £39,000) towards the salaries of a Clinical Psychologist and a Support Worker and costs of the Re:Assure project.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Positive East
£104,700 13/03/2014
36
towards three years' salary of an Advice Services Volunteer Coordinator at a project providing practical advice and guidance to people living with and affected by HIV in East London
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 35-60
  • ADE FAKOYA Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Public Health Consultant
  • DAVID WOOD Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Consultant
  • SARAH SHEARER (Chair) Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Organisational Change Practitioner
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 18/01/1991, number: 1001582
  • Registered at Companies House on 08/10/1990, number: 02546750
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR09: 23 days late, AR07: 1 days late, AR05: 143 days late, AR04: 102 days late,
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from EAST MIDLANDS SEXUAL HEALTH on 06/12/2023
Main office

THE STEPNEY CENTRE
159 MILE END ROAD
LONDON
E1 4AQ

Objectives

THE PROMOTION OF THE BETTER HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH AND AFFECTED BY HIV AND COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY HIV. THE PROMOTION OF THE PREVENTION OF HIV TRANSMISSION AND SEXUAL HEALTH PROMOTION TO THE PUBLIC. BOTH THESE OBJECTS ARE TO BE ACHIEVED THROUGH THE PROVISION OF HIV AND SEXUAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES AND MATERIALS, CARE AND SUPPORT SERVICES, CLINICAL SERVICES, ADVICE, INFORMATION AND ADVOCACY.THE RELIEF OF POVERTY OF ANY PERSON SUFFERING FROM ANY INFECTION, DISEASE OR CONDITION UNDER CLAUSE 3 OR THEIR FAMILIES, PARTNERS OR DEPENDENTS.TO ADVANCE PUBLIC EDUCATION AND TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE HEALTH OF THE PUBLIC INCLUDING BY THE PROVISION OF COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT AND BY CONDUCTION RESEARCH INTO AIDS, HIV, SEXUAL HEALTH AND OTHER ILLNESSES OR CONDITIONS AND DISSEMINATING THE USEFUL RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH.THE SUPPORT OF CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS ESTABLISHED WITH SIMILAR OBJECTS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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