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

BRIGHTON AND HOVE LGBT SWITCHBOARD 

The objects of the Company shall be for the benefit of the public across Sussex to (i) protect and preserve public health and (ii) to relieve mental and emotional distress of persons and in particular of people who are, bisexual, lesbian, gay, transgender or in doubt about their sexuality by in particular the provision of advice, information and well being services.
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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age 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£467£510£-42n/an/an/an/an/a30
31/03/22£311£293£18n/an/an/an/an/a50
31/03/21£230£181£49n/an/an/an/an/a42
31/03/20£249£210£39n/an/an/an/an/a15
31/03/19£170£176£-6n/an/an/an/an/a15
31/03/18£145£153£-8£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£145£153£-8£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£178£162£16£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£153£153£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£140£110£30£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£79£54£25£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£75£73£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11*£79£81£-2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10*£89£87£2£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/09*£82£86£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/08*£65£79£-13£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/07*£41£80£-39£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06*£36£72£-36£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£62£54£8£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£64£46£18£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 23 years

www.switchboard.org.uk/brighton/

brighton.admin@switchboard.org.uk

01273234009

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Support for specific genders
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • East Sussex,
Who it helps
  • 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£79,032
Lloyds Bank Foundation£52,250
Sussex Community Foundation£24,818
Henry Smith Charity£20,000
Tudor Trust£14,100
DCMS£9,990
Co-Operative Group£6,128
CAF£5,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard
£50,000 07/12/2022
24
Unrestricted grant over two years towards the core costs of Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard
Lloyds Bank Foundation - One off gift towards cost of living crisis to Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard
£2,250 07/12/2022
One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
Crowdfunder - Local Action Fund
£3,222 18/04/2022
Covid response
Sussex Community Foundation - Grant to Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
£5,000 16/07/2021
9
Funding was provided to support the continuation of their Grief Encounters project.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
£12,100 17/06/2021
over 15 months as additional funding towards the salary of a disability project assistant at a charity supporting LGBTQ+ disabled people in Brighton and Hove
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
£20,000 09/06/2021
24
towards two years' running costs of a telephone support service for people from the LGBTQ community throughout West Sussex.
Sussex Community Foundation - Grant to Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
£10,000 24/05/2021
Switchboard is a charity for LGBTQ people looking for a sense of community, support or information. Funding was provided to enable them to extend support to key areas of need - The Deans in East ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Our Rainbow Dementia Cafe
£79,032 15/03/2021
The funding will help connect people from the LGBTQ+ community and support them directly through specially developed services or to link them to other specialist organisations. The aim is to improve ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
£2,000 07/01/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£9,990 25/09/2020
"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
CAF - Grant to Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard
£5,000 30/04/2020
3
Grant to Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard to support the organisation through COVID19
Sussex Community Foundation - Grant to Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
£4,866 27/04/2020
Switchboard supports LGBTQ people looking for a sense of community, support or information. They connect people and support them directly through specially designed Switchboard projects or link them ....more
Sussex Community Foundation - Grant to Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
£4,952 18/11/2019
1
Funding was provided for project costs associated with running 'Grief Encounters' a support group for LGBTQ people who have experienced a bereavement.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Switchboard
£6,128 15/11/2019
We want to fund an artist to work with LGBTQ people with dementia, create their own memory books and showcase them to the wider community.
LGBT Consortium - Grant to Switchboard
£7,959 29/05/2019
Development of Trans Survivors Project for trans and non-binary people affected by sexual, domestic and intimate partner violence.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
£65,000 23/04/2019
36
over three years as continuation funding towards salary and running costs for a LGBTQ disabilities project in Brighton
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard
£15,000 10/04/2019
12
The grant will support the charity's quest to develop better monitoring and impact measurement systems, support and train staff on how to use software.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
£5,000 12/12/2018
12
towards one year's running costs of 'Switchboard' a telephone support service for people from the LGBTQ community in East Sussex
National Lottery Community Fund - HIP Volunteers
£10,000 12/07/2018
12
The project aims to work with the volunteers to train and design a plan for engaging with the wider LGBTQ community, researching issues that matter to them around their health and wellbeing.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
£2,625 04/08/2017
Our help-line listens, supports and links LGBT people to our other services and local facilities and activities that may benefit them.
Tudor Trust - Grant to Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
£40,000 22/05/2017
24
over two years towards the running costs of an LGBTQ Disabilities Development project in Brighton and Hove
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Brighton Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
£22,400 27/01/2012
the salary costs of the Services and Development Manager and the Administrator
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (9)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 31-60
  • LUCY CRYAN Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Accountant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 21/08/2001, number: 1088133
  • Registered at Companies House on 07/02/2000, number: 03920445
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • 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
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR11: 1 days late, AR10: 4 days late, AR09: 1 days late, AR08: 283 days late, AR07: 101 days late, AR06: 1 days late, AR04: 1 days late,
Main office

Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
Community Base
113 Queens Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 3XG

Objectives

THE OBJECTS OF THE COMPANY SHALL BE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC TO:(I) PROTECT AND PRESERVE PUBLIC HEALTH AND(II) TO RELIEVE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DISTRESS OF PERSONS AND IN PARTICULAR OF PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMOSEXUAL, BISEXUAL, LESBIAN, GAY OR IN DOUBT ABOUT THEIR SEXUALITY BY IN PARTICULAR THE PROVISION OF ADVICE, INFORMATION AND COUNSELLING SERVICES.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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