Finance Score: 1
Governance Score: 1
Support Score: 10
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Overall weighted support: +10
Overall GiG Score: 12 ?

CONSORTIUM OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS 

The Consortium is the only national second tier organisation which specifically represents and supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Voluntary and Community Organisations. We exist to see a vibrant, viable and valued LGBT Voluntary and Community Sector. We provide a voice for the sector, link it together, collect information and lead on developing a shared vision.
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
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
  • Income was significantly lower than spending in the latest year

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£739£1,136£-397£4£352£1811.9154
31/03/22£882£532£350£0£749£2134.8139
31/03/21£1,206£987£219£0£399£2192.794
31/03/20£742£767£-25£0£180£961.5910
31/03/19£450£429£21n/an/an/an/an/a3
31/03/18£456£366£90£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/17£288£272£17£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/16£236£239£-3£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£168£148£20£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£48£89£-41£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£194£186£8£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£208£244£-36£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/11£429£452£-23£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/10£543£591£-48£31£153£1452.9130
31/03/09£684£612£72£42£201£1873.7130
31/03/08*£597£517£80£21£131£1102.6120
31/03/07*£271£244£27£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/06£119£124£-5£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£91£104£-14£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£206£199£7£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.5%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.3%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 7%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 16%
Liabilities/Income: 9%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 51%
Reserves/Spending: 1.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 4 months
Quick Ratio: 5.4
Asset Split ?
Established: 20 years
(26 years as a company)

www.consortium.lgbt

admin@consortium.lgbt

02070646500

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
GiG Classification
  • Reducing racial tensions
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Northern Ireland, Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups

Who supports 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 Emergencies Trust£676,107
City Bridge Trust£279,400
National Lottery Community Fund£184,834
Esmee Fairbairn£124,000
Barrow Cadbury Trust£60,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£20,000
The London Community Foundation£10,395
DCMS£8,259
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Consortium of LGBT Voluntary and Community Organisations
£4,000 13/02/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
Barrow Cadbury Trust - LGBT+ Equity Fund - funding trans and nonbinary groups
£30,000 08/11/2022
To incresae support for non-binary and trans organisations within the LGBT+ Future Equity Fund
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Consortium LGBT
£226,900 24/10/2022
36
£226,900 over three years (£75,130; £75,360; £76,410) for 1 FTE London Engagement Officer, member engagement costs, networking and training event costs, accessibility costs and related project ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 30/07/2021
LGBT+ Consortium core costs
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Voluntary and Community Organisations
£25,000 08/06/2021
£25,000 towards the development of new, sustainable funding models and collaborations which will support equity-focused work across London.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Consortium LGBT
£2,500 08/04/2021
in order to support you to ensure the London Community Response increases its reach
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Consortium of LGBT Voluntary and Community Organisations
£120,000 03/12/2020
36
Towards unrestricted core costs to support the LGBT+ sector and increase involvement of marginalised groups
The London Community Foundation - Grant to Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Voluntary & Community Orgs
£2,136 17/09/2020
Re-starting TransLondon's monthly support group meetings at Gays the Word bookshop and live-streaming the meetings for those who can't attend - either because of the restricted space imposed by ....more
The London Community Foundation - Grant to Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Voluntary & Community Orgs
£8,259 17/09/2020
The funding is to deliver online events to keep the community connected, and to re-establish real time events such as music, arts, discussions, and wellbeing activities. This will provide both ....more
DCMS - VSCE CMC Fund
£8,259 17/09/2020
NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Consortium LGBT
£10,000 02/09/2020
LCRF grant for core operational costs in order to support you to ensure the London Community Response increases its reach and to participate in wider recovery activities in the capital
National Emergencies Trust - NET Restricted Funding for Covid-19 LGBT+ Communities
£676,107 13/08/2020
Funding of national, regional and specialist LGBT+ helplines (new partnership). Also funding onwards small grants programme to LGBT+ organisations. Includes supporting grant management ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Covid-19 Response
£85,000 15/05/2020
12
The funding will be used to strengthen grassroots LGBT+ organisations to support marginalised communities through the current pandemic and develop resilience to continue services beyond the crisis. ....more
City Bridge Trust - Grant to LGBT Consortium
£15,000 09/04/2020
A one-off, unrestricted grant of £15,000, equivalent to one regular quarterly payment for the organisation’s current grant.
National Lottery Community Fund - London Infrastructure - Roots Fund
£99,834 02/03/2020
23
The funding will be used to build the capacity of the LGBT+ community across London, working with small often voluntary led groups. The project will provide a combination of tailored one-to-one and ....more
Barrow Cadbury Trust - LGBT+ Sustainable Futures
£30,000 28/02/2020
6
To test the Common Outcomes Framework and encourage its adoption across the LGBT+ sector.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 07/02/2020
Supporting grassroots LGBT+ community groups throughout the UK
National Lottery Community Fund - Skills Learning Days for Volunteers working with LGBT
£9,000 23/08/2018
12
The funding will be used to provide a series of learning events and resources. The project aims to increase the knowledge of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual volunteers, enabling them to learn ....more
Barrow Cadbury Trust - Sustainable LGBT Futures
£50,000 24/05/2018
12
To train LGBT Consortium staff to build knowledge in social investment finance and support VCSE members to achieve social investment.
National Lottery Community Fund - LGBT Fund
£50,000 07/12/2017
12
LGBT Fund
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Consortium of LGBT Voluntary and Community Organisations
£25,000 14/09/2017
12
Towards a sustainable funding development manager to develop a new funding mechanism and increase collaboration in the LGBT sector.
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to Consortium of LGBT Voluntary and Community Organisations
£40,000 10/03/2017
Main Grant unrestricted core costs
National Lottery Community Fund - LGBT Knowledge & Skills Exchange Conference
£10,000 02/09/2015
12
The group will use the funding to hold a residential conference for volunteers, trustees, active citizens and LGBT sector staff. This will strengthen their volunteering community, bringing people ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Consortium of LGBT Voluntary and Community Organisations
£25,000 13/08/2013
Towards core costs to develop and maximise the effectiveness of member organisations and to promote good practice.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Consortium of LGBT Voluntary and Community Organisations
£60,000 22/09/2011
Towards core costs, enabling LGBT people facing multiple discriminations to engage with mainstream activities through specialist networks to give their communities a greater national voice.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 26-44
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 17/08/2004, number: 1105502
  • Registered at Companies House on 25/03/1998, number: 03534603
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment 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
  • 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; AR08: 14 days late, AR07: 1 days late, AR05: 1 days late,
Main office

ZONE 5
WRENTHAM BUSINESS CENTRE
PROSPECT PARK
EXETER
EX4 6NA

Objectives

A) 1. TO PROMOTE THE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER VOLUNTARY SECTOR FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY: (I) ASSOCIATING VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS, GOVERNMENTAL, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BODIES TO DEVELOP AND MAXIMISE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS RUN BY AND FOR LESBIANS GAY MEN, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE (II) PROMOTING GOOD PRACTICE WITHIN MEMBER ORGANISATIONS2 TO PROMOTE EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND IN PARTICULAR THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY: (I) RAISING AWARENESS OF ALL ASPECTS OF DISCRIMINATION IN SOCIETY BY PUBLICATIONS, LECTURES, MEDIA, PUBLIC ADVOCACY AND OTHER MEANS OF COMMUNICATION (II) CONDUCTING OR COMMISSIONING RESEARCH ON EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY AND PUBLISHING THE RESULTS OF THE SAME TO THE PUBLIC (III) ADVANCING EDUCATION IN EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY WHETHER BY TEACHING OR PRODUCING MATERIALS (IV) CULTIVATING A SENTIMENT IN FAVOUR OF EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY BY THE USE OF PUBLICATIONS, CODES OF PRACTICE, SCHEMES FOR EMPLOYERS, AWARD SCHEMES, THE MEDIA AND PUBLIC ADVOCACY

Defined Area of Benefit:

NATIONAL

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