Overall Score: 16 based on 10 data points
Finance: 2
Governance: 1
Support: 13
(no PartB)
Strong growth: +2,
only 3 Trustees: -2, Good trustee age range: +3,
Supporters: +13

SUPPORT U LTD 

To provide a safe place for people to discuss LGBT related issues and to offer opportunities to socialise with LGBT people. We have established our advice and support services through the drop in centre, which is integral to providing a holistic approach to supporting the needs of the Reading and surrounding area's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities
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

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are only 3 trustees
  • 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
Established: 12 years
Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income Spending Surplus/
Deficit
Volun-
teers
31/01/22£238,415£168,854£69,56115
31/01/21£237,037£159,856£77,18120
31/01/20£147,150£121,339£25,81125
31/01/19£71,054£86,952£-15,89830
31/01/18?£219,812£208,727£11,08530
31/07/16£92,023£83,569£8,4540
31/07/15£69,622£83,076£-13,4540
31/07/14£52,045£21,476£30,5690
31/07/13£2,463£9,805£-7,3420

No information about staff salaries has been filed, which means that no-one was paid more than £60,000 in the latest financial year
What it does
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
Who works here?
  • 15 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • The General Public/Mankind
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Bracknell Forest, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Wiltshire, Wokingham,

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
The National Lottery Community Fund£212,532
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales£102,250
The National Lottery Heritage Fund£75,900
People's Health Trust£32,920
DCMS£32,219
LGBT Consortium£9,500
Architectural Heritage Fund£8,135
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales
£2,250 14/12/2022
One off gift to support with the cost of living crisis
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales
£50,000 07/12/2022
24
Unrestricted grant over two years towards the core costs of Support U Limited
The National Lottery Community Fund
£212,532 15/07/2022
The project is using funding to deliver specialist support and raise awareness for LGBT+ people of colour and asylum seekers in the Thames Valley area. Support will be provided on a one-to-one basis ....more
People's Health Trust
£32,920 20/01/2021
24
This two-year project continues and expands existing Trust-funded activity offering support, peer to peer networking and socialising groups for people of all ages from the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales
£50,000 03/12/2020
24
Unrestricted grant over two years towards the core costs of Support U Limited, awarded under the Foundation's Mental Health funding stream. Part of the Covid Recovery Fund to support charities to ....more
DCMS
£24,572 03/12/2020
The Community Match Challenge is an £85M fund aimed at supporting the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) in their COVID response. Awards were made to philanthropists, foundations and ....more
LGBT Consortium
£9,500 28/10/2020
Two front line officers, providing additonal helpline cover due to increased demand from the covid pandemic, wellbeing sessions, and various other duties.
DCMS
£7,647 09/07/2020
"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
Architectural Heritage Fund
£8,135 30/04/2020
15 Castle Street
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
£75,900 08/10/2019
Broken Futures: finding LGBT lives affected by The Labouchere Amendment
People's Health Trust
£30,808 07/11/2018
This two-year project focused on the continuation of an LGBT+ networking and outreach programme and built on its success by expanding into more areas outside of Reading into West Berkshire, ....more
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
£77,200 08/11/2016
The Wolfenden Report: LGBT+ Heritage Documentary and Education Resources
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
£62,500 28/03/2014
Hidden Voices - 2014/2015
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (3)
Current Trustees appointed

Age Range of Trustees: 31-53
  • ROXANNE POTTS (Chair)
    Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Operations Manager
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 09/01/2012, number: 1145334
  • Registered at Companies House on 18/07/2011, number: 07708702
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from HEALTHWATCH READING on 12/07/2023
Main office

9 Greyfriars Road
Reading
RG11NU

Objectives

(1) THE PROMOTION OF EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY PARTICULAR IN RELATION TO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PERSONS (IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY THOSE RESIDENT IN READING) FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY:(A) THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF GENDER OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION;(B) ADVANCING EDUCATION AND RAISING AWARENESS IN EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY;(C) PROMOTING ACTIVITIES TO FOSTER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN PEOPLE FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS;(D) CULTIVATING A SENTIMENT IN FAVOUR OF EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY.(2) TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY WORKING WITH PEOPLE IN READING WHO ARE SOCIALLY EXCLUDED ON THE GROUNDS OF THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER RE-ASSIGNMENT TO RELIEVE THE NEEDS OF SUCH PEOPLE AND ASSIST THEM TO INTEGRATE INTO SOCIETY. (3) TO RELIEVE THE CHARITABLE NEEDS OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PERSONS (IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY THOSE RESIDENT IN READING) BY THE PROVISION OF A CENTRE TO OFFER ADVICE AND SUPPORT.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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