Finance Score: 6
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 11
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly male board: -1
  • Grant maker support: +11
Overall GiG Score: 22 ?

BIRMINGHAM LGBT 

Birmingham LGBT is the city’s leading charity advocating for and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities in Birmingham and beyond. We offer a range of services focused on improving the health & wellbeing of individuals.
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Positives:

  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • 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 the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board is predominantly male

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£969£893£75£19£652£4025.4329
31/03/22£886£828£59£16£577£3575.22515
31/03/21£839£772£66£0£519£2814.42220
31/03/20£865£768£97£13£452£25342420
31/03/19£735£838£-103£14£355£2363.42415
31/03/18£703£674£29£14£458£1973.5200
31/03/17£701£675£26£69£402£1733.1270
31/03/16£467£511£-44£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/15£352£338£15£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/14£348£329£19£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/13£438£266£172£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/12£214£139£75£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 2.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 2.2%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 9%
Highest pay band: £60,000-£70,000
Liabilities/Assets: 3%
Liabilities/Income: 2%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 62%
Reserves/Spending: 5.4 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 9 months
Quick Ratio: 16.2
Asset Split ?
Established: 13 years

www.blgbt.org

hello@blgbt.org

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Amateur Sport
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Support for specific genders
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
Where it operates
  • Birmingham City, Sandwell, Solihull,
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£362,001
Henry Smith Charity£116,900
DCMS£93,184
Garfield Weston Foundation£60,000
Masonic Trust£54,000
National Lottery Heritage Fund£43,000
Comic Relief£35,998
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£54,000 17/05/2023
Support for LGBT Elderly People
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 14/10/2022
Birmingham LGBT core costs
National Lottery Community Fund - Trans Inclusion Project
£352,116 30/06/2022
This funding will be used to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people who are trans and non- binary in Birmingham by ensuring that they have access to services that meet their needs. The ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Birmingham LGBT
£116,900 02/11/2021
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the salary of an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor at a LGBT domestic violence project in Birmingham.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£30,000 28/05/2021
Birmingham LGBT are applying to Garfield Weston foundation for a contribution towards core operating costs
LGBT Consortium - Grant to Birmingham LGBT
£8,864 29/09/2020
Funding is to enable the continuation of Birmingham LGBTs counselling service to help meet the needs and support of LGBT people during Covid-19.
Comic Relief - Birmingham LGBT ? Covid-19 Recovery Fund
£35,998 23/06/2020
6
COVID19 Recovery funding
DCMS - SHOUT Festival
£93,184 01/04/2020
We are the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Lets Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - The Life Skills Project
£9,885 19/09/2019
12
The funding will be used to deliver life skills workshops for people from the local LGBTQ community. The project aims to bring people together and help them reach their full potential.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Birmingham LGBT
£43,000 27/06/2019
Nightingale50
The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund - Grant to Birmingham LGBT
£60,000 12/06/2019
48
Main Grant unrestricted core costs
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 28/05/2019
Birmingham LGBT center
National Lottery Community Fund - Trans Inclusion Project
£377,638 22/03/2019
36
The project will support people who are transgender to access culturally competent services that meet their needs. The project will do this through delivering specialist services designed and ....more
DCMS - The Rainbow project a domestic violence group work programme for LBT women
£24,221 10/12/2018
Lesbian, bi-sexual and trans (LBT) women who are victims of domestic violence experience barriers, stigma and culturally insensitive responses when seeking support to escape their situation. Domestic ....more
Comic Relief - The Rainbow project a domestic violence group work programme for LBT women
£72,663 06/11/2018
24
Lesbian, bi-sexual and trans (LBT) women who are victims of domestic violence experience barriers, stigma and culturally insensitive responses when seeking support to escape their situation. Domestic ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Birmingham LGBT
£113,200 12/09/2018
36
towards three years' continuation funding of the salary of an IDVA at an LGBTQ domestic violence project in Birmingham
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 29/06/2017
LGBT health and wellbeing
Sport England - LGBT Community Sports Activator
£36,288 02/05/2017
50
Funding under Sport England's Community Sport Activation Fund funding programme for a Revenue project titled LGBT Community Sports Activator. This project lists its main activity as Multi Sports
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Birmingham LGBT
£79,000 09/06/2016
24
towards two years' salary of a IDVA at a domestic violence project in Birmingham for the LGBTQ community
Birmingham City Council - Shout Festival
£5,000 01/01/2016
SHOUT FESTIVAL; Arts and culture;
National Lottery Community Fund - Living Well in the LGBT Community
£317,680 02/12/2015
36
A project to expand activities and services to address health inequalities and promote cohesion within the LGBT community. The centre will include a fitness suite, cafe, clinical treatment rooms, a ....more
Barrow Cadbury Trust - The LGBT Leadership Academy
£14,900 13/08/2015
11
The LGBT Leadership Academy
Sport England - LGBT Community Sports Activator
£190,003 30/04/2014
Funding under Sport England's Community Sport Activation Fund funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'LGBT Community Sports Activator'. This project lists its main activity as Multi Sports.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Birmingham LGBT
£49,000 19/12/2013
Coming Out Stories
Barrow Cadbury Trust - The LGBT leadership academy
£28,000 08/05/2013
The LGBT leadership academy
Sport England - LGBT Sports & Fitness Space
£43,385 22/01/2013
Funding under Sport England's Inspired Facilities funding programme for a Capital project titled 'LGBT Sports & Fitness Space'. This project lists its main activity as Multi Sports. This funding ....more
Sport England - PING! Birmingham
£9,676 17/04/2012
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled 'PING! Birmingham'. This project lists its main activity as Table Tennis.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to Birmingham LGBT Community Trust
£30,000 24/02/2012
the salary costs of the Co-ordinator including on costs and volunteer expenses, recruitment, training, rent and overheads
National Lottery Community Fund - LGBT Health and Wellbeing Centre
£479,263 13/04/2011
49
This new project will establish a health and well being centre in Birmingham aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.It will provide a safe, non-judgemental space to deliver ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (11)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 10/11 persons

Age Range of Trustees: 27-66
  • SKYE MORDEN Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Police Officer
  • STEVE BALL Appointed: 2024, Occupation: Arts Professional
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 21/04/2011, number: 1141568
  • Registered at Companies House on 25/03/2010, number: 07203554
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
12 returns made; all on time
Main office

38/40 Holloway Circus
BIRMINGHAM
B1 1EQ

Objectives

TO PROMOTE EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN BIRMINGHAM AND SURROUNDING AREAS, AND IN PARTICULAR THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY 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) THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF ARTS AND CULTURE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY (V) 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 (VI) 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 (VII) PROMOTING GOOD PRACTICE WITHIN MEMBER ORGANISATIONS.

Defined Area of Benefit:

BIRMINGHAM

Data Sources

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