Overall Score: 12 based on 18 data points
Finance: 5
Governance: -4
Support: 11
Strong growth: +2, Fundraising costs low: +3,
No conflicts policy: -1, All male board: -3,
Supporters: +11

THE OUTHOUSE 

Outhouse East supports the delivery of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of Essex and East Anglia. Offering services around information and support for LGBT people. Operating a counselling service and social groups. We also operate an LGBT community hub in Colchester, which has a cafe, meeting room and large library.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including a Community Foundation

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity does not have a Conflict of Interests policy
  • The Board is completely male
  • Over half the Board have joined recently
Established: 32 years

www.theouthouse.org.uk

info@theouthouse.org.uk

01206871394

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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
31/03/22£661£173£488£0£912£745.11010
31/03/21£265£138£126n/an/an/an/an/a5
31/03/20£152£90£62n/an/an/an/an/a7
31/03/19£101£104£-4n/an/an/an/an/a15
31/03/18£87£72£15n/an/an/an/an/a2
31/03/17£51£39£12n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/16£13£27£-14n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/15£36£17£20n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/14£45£50£-4n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/13£89£93£-4n/an/an/an/an/a0
31/03/12?£50£51£-2n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/04/11£47£64£-17n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/04/10£24£10£14n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/04/09£18£12£6n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/04/08£13£14£-1n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/04/07£10£21£-10n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/04/06£42£48£-6n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/04/05£82£86£-4n/an/an/an/an/a0
30/04/04£92£77£15n/an/an/an/an/a0

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0%
Liabilities/Assets: 1%
Liabilities/Income: 2%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 40%
Reserves/Spending: 5.1379826503072 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 43 months
Quick Ratio: 18.2
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Who works here?
  • 10 employees
  • 10 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People With Disabilities
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Essex,

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:
The National Lottery Community Fund£541,009
DCMS£73,204
Essex Community Foundation£69,451
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales£52,250

Specific Donations

Amount When
Months
To be used for
The National Lottery Community Fund
£10,000 24/02/2023
The funding will be used to extend the groups counselling service to support more people from the LGBTQ+ community. The project aims to reduce isolation and loneliness create stronger relationships ....more
Essex Community Foundation
£6,040 16/02/2023
to establish a youth forum for the young LGBTQ+ community across Colchester and Tendring to help address concerns, increase wellbeing and improve community understanding
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales
£2,250 14/12/2022
One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
People's Health Trust
£0 06/07/2022
This two-year project is for people from the LGBTQ+ community in Colchester. It aims to improve self-esteem, confidence and improve social connections through peer support groups. It provides a ....more
The National Lottery Community Fund
£462,557 02/12/2021
The funding will help develop and continue the organisation's awareness sessions and additional specific LGBTQ+ training health and wellbeing support counselling and young people projects. The ....more
Essex Community Foundation
£12,255 04/11/2021
to provide a Colchester based counselling service for the LGBTQ+ community whose mental health has been affected by the pandemic
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales
£50,000 08/09/2021
24
Unrestricted grant over two years towards the core costs of Outhouse East
Essex Community Foundation
£9,860 18/03/2021
to employ a health and wellbeing support worker and develop a programme to improve the health and wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community in and around Colchester
The National Lottery Community Fund
£9,850 05/03/2021
11
The funding will be used to expand their support service to cater to the individual needs of young people from the LGBTQ+ community. The project aims to provide a safe space to improve their health ....more
Essex Community Foundation
£7,300 21/12/2020
towards the employment cost of a part-time youth worker at a Colchester based charity supporting the local LGBTQ+ community
DCMS
£73,204 03/07/2020
"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
Essex Community Foundation
£7,000 14/05/2020
to provide a counselling service for young people in the LGBTQ+ community across Essex during COVID19
Essex Community Foundation
£10,000 27/09/2019
12
Towards the employment cost of a part-time youth worker at a Colchester based charity supporting the local LGBTQ+ community
Essex Community Foundation
£4,996 06/09/2019
12
Towards the running costs of a peer support and campaign group for young LGBTQ+ people in the Basildon District
The National Lottery Community Fund
£48,602 01/08/2019
24
The organisation, which provides support to the LGBT community in Colchester, will use funding to redevelop its premises to make them more suitable for its client group.
Essex Community Foundation
£5,000 23/05/2019
11
Towards activity costs and volunteer expenses for a newly established young people’s project at a Colchester based charity supporting the LGBTQ+ community
The National Lottery Community Fund
£10,000 23/05/2019
12
The organisation will use the funding to improve the support services provided for LGBTQ+ people in the community and to help more people access counselling.
Essex Community Foundation
£7,000 04/12/2018
35
Towards counselling supervision and volunteer costs of a charity supporting the LGBTQ+ community across Essex
The National Lottery Community Fund
£7,250 28/02/2018
12
The group will carry out repairs to their roof, improving their facility to continue offering support and social groups within the community.
The National Lottery Community Fund
£278,252 04/04/2016
48
Following a successful pilot Outhouse East will raise awareness and challenge negative attitudes towards LGBT people, living in and around Essex. The project will aim to gain greater awareness of ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (4)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 22/11/1991, number: 1006244
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Main office

19 EAST HILL
COLCHESTER
ESSEX
CO1 2QX

Objectives

A) TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO MAY BE EXPERIENCING MENTAL, EMOTIONAL OR OTHER CRISIS DUE TO THEIR HOMOSEXUAL, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER NATURE, OR WHO MAY BE IN DOUBT AS TO THEIR SEXUAL IDENTITY, AND TO WORK TO PREVENT THEIR ISOLATION AND HELP THEM REALISE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. B) TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO ARE AFFECTED OR INFECTED BY HIV OR AIDS. C) TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY, GENDER ISSUES, HIV OR AIDS. D) TO PROVIDE TELEPHONE COUNSELLING, ADVICE AND INFORMATION FOR THE ABOVE PURPOSES. E) TO OFFER SUPPORT TO CARERS, PARTNERS AND FAMILIES OF THE ABOVE. F) TO BE A POINT OF CONTACT FOR HOMOSEXUAL, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDERED PEOPLE AND ANYONE AFFECTED BY HIV OR AIDS.

Defined Area of Benefit: NOT DEFINED - IN PRACTICE NORTH ESSEX

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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