Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 6
Support Score: 9
  • Strong growth: +2
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 17 ?

Q: ALLIANCE 

Q:Alliance runs youth groups, support groups, provides advice and information, and encourages community activities for the LGBT community and organisations who provide services for them, in Bedford,Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire.
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
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data

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£81£86£-6n/an/an/an/an/a8
31/03/22£116£69£47n/an/an/an/an/a4
31/03/21£17£22£-5n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/03/20£84£81£3n/an/an/an/an/a10
31/03/19£19£16£3n/an/an/an/an/a2
31/03/18£16£14£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£1£22£-21£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16*£21£29£-9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£15£24£-9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£38£24£14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£49£25£24£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£23£19£4£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£17£29£-12£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£19£20£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09*£21£18£3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08*£54£44£11£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07*£73£72£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06*£86£89£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£56£74£-18£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£78£84£-6£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 26 years

www.qalliance.org.uk

info@qalliance.org.uk

07742002094

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Reducing racial tensions
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Bedford, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Defined Groups

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
National Lottery Community Fund£443,652
Harpur Trust£39,223
BBC Children in Need£30,808
People's Health Trust£10,187
LGBT Consortium£7,700
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Supporting the Growth of LGBTQIA+ Support Services by Q:alliance
£399,783 24/04/2023
This funding will develop build and embed support for and strengthen the LGBTQIA+ community in Milton Keynes by meeting additional salary costs as the support expands and networks are developed over ....more
Harpur Trust - Grant to Q:alliance
£21,300 07/03/2023
24
LGBTQ+ Youth Group in Bedford Borough for 13-19 year olds.
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Q:alliance
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Q:alliance
£30,308 31/01/2022
The project will provide youth clubs, support and activities for children and young people who identify as LGBTQ+ in Milton Keynes. Children and young people will make new friends, improve their ....more
LGBT Consortium - Q:alliance
£7,700 16/01/2022
Developing a trans led, and a neurodiverse LGBTQ+ led group in MK to lead on action to meet specific needs. Local evidence shows the importance of this work. These groups would help to improve ....more
People's Health Trust - Q:youth
£10,187 12/01/2022
This 18-month project is for young LGBTQ+ people (groups of 8-13 and 14-17 year-olds) in Milton Keynes. It aims to bring the young people together, make friends, increase confidence, self-esteem, ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Q:alliance Milton Keynes LGBTQ+ Covid 19 Support
£43,869 11/02/2021
6
A project to support LGBTQ+ people. It will run support sessions for youths and adults. It will work with this community around their lived experience of Covid-19 the issues they face and their ideas ....more
Harpur Trust - Q:Alliance
£17,923 08/12/2020
Group for young people who identify as LGBTQ+
LGBT Consortium - Grant to Q:alliance
£7,650 03/06/2019
Expanding youth provision by creating three age-appropriate youth social groups
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 6/7 persons

Age Range of Trustees:
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 18/06/1998, number: 1070101
  • Registered at Companies House on 13/08/1998, number: 03614823
Gift Aid
  • NOT registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR16: 1 days late, AR09: 2 days late, AR08: 179 days late, AR07: 99 days late, AR06: 9 days late, AR05: 11 days late,
Main office

Q:Alliance
77 Alston Drive
Bradwell Abbey
MILTON KEYNES
MK13 9HG

Objectives

TO RELIEVE THE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL CRISES EXPERIENCED BY YOUNG PERSONS WHO ARE LESBIAN, GAY OR BISEXUAL OR IN DOUBT OF THEIR SEXUALITY BY THE GIVING OF INFORMATION AND HELP FROM MEMBERS OF MILTON KEYNES LESBIAN, GAY AND BISEXUAL YOUTHLINE, WORKING UNDER DIRECTION WHO ARE SELECTED AND PREPARED TO GIVE INFORMATION AND HELP.

Defined Area of Benefit:

MILTON KEYNES

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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