Overall Score: 21 based on 19 data points
Finance: 2
Governance: 6
Support: 13
Strong growth: +2,
Good trustee age range: +3, Dynamic board: +3,
Supporters: +13


AKT’s Mission is to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people are able to live in accepting, supportive and caring homes, by providing a range of services to meet the individual needs of those who would otherwise be homeless or living in a hostile environment.
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  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition
Established: 21 years




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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 13.3%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 16.7%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 8%
Liabilities/Assets: 11%
Liabilities/Income: 10%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 91%
Reserves/Spending: 9.0184267642445 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 13 months
Quick Ratio: 2.1
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Education/Training
Who works here?
  • 39 employees
  • 120 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,

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:
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£150,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£100,000
The Henry Smith Charity £88,600
City Bridge Trust£67,500
The National Lottery Community Fund£45,129
Comic Relief£40,000
The Dulverton Trust£35,000

Specific Donations

Amount When
To be used for
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
£150,000 18/07/2022
The Albert Kennedy Trust (‘akt’) provides support, advice and guidance to young people aged 16-25 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ+) and who are homeless or ....more
The Dulverton Trust
£35,000 08/06/2022
Core Funding 22-23
Garfield Weston Foundation
£50,000 11/03/2022
Core Revenue Costs
Indigo Trust
£2,000 25/01/2022
Unrestricted funding
The Ballinger Charitable Trust
£10,000 03/12/2021
Senior Manager salary (Newcastle)
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland
£1,000 29/04/2021
The charity's work in the North East
The National Lottery Community Fund
£45,129 18/03/2021
The project is using funding to continue supporting young LGBTQ+ people aged 16-25 who are homeless or living in a hostile environment across greater London. The group supports young people who are ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation
£50,000 12/03/2021
Core Revenue Costs
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland
£7,000 28/01/2021
the charity’s costs of running its Newcastle services
City Bridge Trust
£10,000 15/12/2020
Comic Relief
£40,000 10/12/2020
We request funding towards our core services to provide safe homes and ensure better futures for young LGBTQ+ people aged 16-25 who are facing homelessness. This programme is managed by our ....more
LGBT Consortium
£5,000 29/09/2020
Funding for young LGBT+ people who are homeless, to help lessen the impact of Covid, enabling them to buy essentials, such as food vouchers, mobiles and also to help them to access emergency ....more
£14,625 22/09/2020
"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
Trust for London
£14,625 02/09/2020
The funding is to employ an additional full-time caseworker to help young LGBTQ+ people who are homeless or living in a hostile environment in Greater London to offer advice and guidance and help ....more
The Henry Smith Charity
£88,600 10/06/2020
towards three years' salary of a Specialist Caseworker for a project providing advice and support to a diverse range of young LGBTQ+ people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or living in a ....more
Quartet Community Foundation
£5,000 27/05/2020
Toward a Covid-19 Emergency Support and Befriending scheme for young LGBTQ+ people aged 16-25 living in a hostile environment or at risk of homelessness.
City Bridge Trust
£57,500 25/07/2019
£57,500 over two further and final years (£27,500, £30,000) towards the salary costs of the f/t post of London Service Manager.
The Ballinger Charitable Trust
£30,000 23/11/2018
Senior Manager salary (Newcastle)
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland
£6,124 05/04/2018
Contribution to staffing costs of Newcastle based Senior Practitioner
The Rayne Foundation
£20,000 29/09/2016
Towards the salary of a front-line Senior Practitioner based in Manchester supporting young LGBT people.
City Bridge Trust
£90,000 18/03/2016
£90,000 over 3 years (3 x £30,000) towards the salary costs of the full-time post of London Senior Practitioner.
The Henry Smith Charity
£75,000 10/03/2016
towards three years' salary of the London Caseworker at a project providing support, advice and guidance to young LGBTQ people in London
Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland
£2,913 18/02/2016
Towards AKT Newcastle Administration Officer
Comic Relief
£90,166 27/01/2016
A disproportionate number of young homeless people are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Despite a less hostile environment for some LGBT people, some young people are still forced to ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
£21,250 17/11/2015
They will expand and consider franchising their successfully piloted e-mentoring scheme, providing online access to support, training and advice to LGBT young people. Alongside expanding and refining ....more
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
£90,978 27/08/2014
Towards costs to replicate the supported lodging and mentoring scheme in the North East, supporting LGBT young people who are facing homelessness.
Indigo Trust
£3,000 27/01/2014
Unrestricted core funding.
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales
£15,000 29/07/2013
This is a project supporting young people aged 16-25 years who are from the LGBT Community and who are homeless to find appropriate accommodation and support.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 9/11 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 34-60
    Appointed: 2018, Occupation: Charity Chief Executive
    Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Social Work Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 16/09/2002, number: 1093815
  • Registered at Companies House on 25/07/2002, number: 04494989
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Main office

20 Parr Street
N1 7GW


(1) To relieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young persons in conditions of need, hardship or distress by advancing education and training and by providing or assisting in the provision of accommodation, information, advocacy advice, counselling and other forms of assistance for such young persons who have a need thereof.

Defined Area of Benefit: NATIONAL

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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