Finance Score: 4
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 12
  • Liabilities <10%: +3
  • Excess reserves: -2
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +12
Overall GiG Score: 25 ?

THE PROUD TRUST LTD 

Services Provided by the organisation are in the North of England and are detailed below:1. Youth work delivery 2. LGBT awareness training3. Peer support and youth volunteering4. Community Cafe project5. Provision of an LGBT Centre6. Infrastructure support to LGBT youth worker networks and groups.7. Events and conferences 8. Research
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has a robust balance sheet
  • 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 including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • This charity has substantial assets and unrestricted reserves of £3,027,243 available, equivalent to 27 months of spending and so may not be able to utilise additional funding
  • 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£907£1,330£-423£6£3,329£3,02727.3450
31/03/22*£1,070£806£263£8£3,752£3,28348.93515
31/03/21£994£718£276£1£3,489£2,36239.5337
31/03/20£2,983£769£2,215£30£3,213£80012.54025
31/03/19£962£696£266£71£999£72012.43260
31/03/18£845£578£267£51£732£51810.8280
31/03/17£628£432£197£46£426£2968.2240
31/03/16£650£541£109£56£229£2194.9210

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 0.7%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 0.4%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 3%
Liabilities/Income: 13%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 91%
Reserves/Spending: 27.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 11 months
Quick Ratio: 10.8
Asset Split ?
Established: 9 years
(18 years as a company)

theproudtrust.org

info@theproudtrust.org

01616603347

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
GiG Classification
  • Support for specific genders
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People

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
BBC Children in Need£222,871
The Blagrave Trust£83,258
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£80,000
Tudor Trust£62,000
Co-Op Foundation£40,000
Esmee Fairbairn£35,000
Bolton CVS£25,000
Nesta£25,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Blagrave Trust - The Listening Fund Youth Leadership Fund
£83,258 30/11/2023
The Proud Trust - TLF Advisers' Fund
Manchester Pride - Being Proud
£1,000 14/07/2023
The young people of The Proud Trust's BeeYouth group have been awarded a grant to do a project over number of weeks that explores the topics contained within the musical Heathers. The young people ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to The Proud Trust
£150,000 26/07/2022
This project provides digital support and resources for LGBT+ young people nationally, with access to increased helpline support. It aims to improve feelings of validation and overall mental health.
Co-Op Foundation - Trans Inclusion Toolkit
£40,000 15/06/2022
The organisation has identified the need to develop a Trans Inclusion Toolkit for use with teachers and schools. This will be used to create more safe and inclusive schools.
Wates Family Enterprise Trust - LGBT+ Centre furniture-Family LT-Sept 2021
£5,000 23/09/2021
The grant will be used to buy meeting table furniture for the new LGBT+ Centre. This will provide staff, trustees and young people with a dedicated planning space to finally be able to work together ....more
Department of Health - The Proud Trust
£4,620 01/04/2021
The funded schemes will expand access for children and young people aged 25 and under to local services to support their mental health and provide early intervention for those at risk of mental ....more
Bolton CVS - Grant to The Proud Trust
£25,000 16/02/2021
Bolton LGBT+ Youth Services - Planet Rainbow
Manchester City Council - Covid Impact Fund 2021 grant to The Proud Trust
£10,000 10/02/2021
to provide an online help-service to young LGBT+ people . Priority groups: LGBTQ+
Tudor Trust - Grant to The Proud Trust
£2,000 04/01/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
BBC Children in Need - Grant to The Proud Trust
£69,871 29/07/2020
Covid19 - This project will deliver an employability programme for LGBT identifying young people whose mental health has been affected by COVID-19, supporting them to improve their life skills, ....more
Cheshire Community Foundation - Grant to The Proud Trust
£4,820 25/06/2020
LGBT+ young people are already a bullied/excluded group battling isolation/hate crime/domestic abuse/mental health challenges daily. Sadly, due to the coronavirus lockdown, many living in ....more
BBC Children in Need - Grant to The Proud Trust
£3,000 17/06/2020
6
COVID19 - This grant will fund one-to-one support, activities and equipment for children and young people in Greater Manchester and Cheshire who are questioning their gender, and are isolated due to ....more
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - LGBT+ Youth Volunteers, Therapeutic Youth Work & Social Enterprise Programme
£60,000 10/06/2020
The Proud Trust are a youth and community work organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, especially those who are marginalised. This grant supports the development of a ....more
LGBT Consortium - Grant to The Proud Trust
£3,000 12/05/2020
The grant will be used to pay the salary and on costs for two LGBT+ youth workers of colour to develop the COLOURS network, young LGBT+ people of colour leadership programme, enhance the COLOURS ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Proud Trust
£35,000 05/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
Department of Health - The Proud Trust
£11,556 28/04/2020
Competitive Grants Scheme on the extension of existing MH services for children and young people.BAU Yr2 of 3 - changed to S70 for 20/21 (Yr 1 was s64)
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - COVID19 Emergency Funding
£20,000 16/04/2020
3
Support to aid the organisation in dealing with the challenges posed by COVID19.
Tudor Trust - Grant to The Proud Trust
£60,000 16/03/2020
24
over two years as continuation funding towards core salaries at a charity supporting LGBT+ people in Manchester
Nesta - AC00945
£25,000 09/10/2019
4
Tech To Connect programme grant to The Proud Trust Grant Ref AC00945
National Lottery Community Fund - Safer People projects
£10,000 30/05/2019
12
The organisation will work alongside LGBT+ young people to plan regional pride events, deliver two weekend retreats and deliver a regional pride event for young people, with the aim of bringing ....more
Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment - Greater Manchester's LGBT+ Centre Rebuild Project
£87,675 10/05/2019
Our ambition is to demolish our single-storey building, which is in a state of disrepair, and replace it with a flagship 3-storey building, and roof garden, which will be able to support triple ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Proud Trust
£200,000 30/04/2019
36
Towards unrestricted core costs of an organisation that helps LGBT+ young people make a positive change for themselves, their schools and communities.
Co-Op Foundation - Including the invisible - Good practice for including LGBT young people in social action
£10,000 12/04/2019
In Manchester, young people from the LGBTQ+ community will explore the barriers and benefits of getting involved in youth social action.
Home Office - Hate Crime Community Projects 2019-20
£75,000 01/04/2019
To enable the Home Office to deliver on one of the key objectives included within the four year Cross –Government Hate Crime Strategy ‘Action Against Hate’ to develop a number of Community ....more
Department of Health - HWB- CYPMH Fund 19/20- The Proud Trust
£23,100 01/04/2019
The Health & Wellbeing Alliance consists of 21 organisations from the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector. These organisations engage in intensive co-production with system ....more
DCMS - The Proud Trust
£33,332 01/04/2019
The purpose of the Tampon Tax Fund is to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Major Grants award
£100,000 27/03/2019
LGBT+ Centre Re-Build
Sport England - Pride Youth Games
£9,700 05/03/2019
14
Funding under Sport England's Small Grants funding programme for a Revenue project titled Pride Youth Games. This project is a Multi-Skill Coaching project, with a focus on younger beneficiaries.
Comic Relief - Sustainability Fund 2
£39,999 13/02/2019
3
Funding will support expert support and input in the areas of social enterprise, capital fundraising, corporate partnerships, and PR marketing to push the planned rebuild of the LGBT centre across ....more
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Proud Trust
£178,300 12/12/2018
36
towards three years' continuation funding of a community café providing work experience, training and group support and activities for LGBTQ people in Manchester
Co-Op Foundation - Reaching out - the LGBT+ Youth Belonging Project
£70,000 29/11/2018
Work with LGBTQ+ young people to run awareness campaigns that improve community cohesion, and support schools with peer support groups and LGBTQ+ resources.
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Proud Trust
£100,000 29/11/2018
Reconstruction of a centre in Manchester for a charity supporting the LGBT+ community
Tudor Trust - Grant to The Proud Trust
£100,000 30/10/2018
12
towards the redevelopment of the LGBT+ Centre in Manchester
Power to Change - The Proud Trust Ltd
£148,771 22/10/2018
Grant to The Proud Trust Ltd
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Centre rebuild and service development
£60,000 09/07/2018
24
The Proud Trust is a youth organisation in Manchester supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and other gender or sexual identities. Through this grant, it aims to enhance its infrastructure to ....more
DCMS - The Proud Trust
£33,332 01/04/2018
The purpose of the Tampon Tax Fund is to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.
National Lottery Community Fund - Rebuilding Manchester's LGBT Centre: Helping the LGBT Community Thrive
£800,000 20/03/2018
30
This funding will help The Proud Trust to build a new two-storey centre with a roof garden on the site of its current premises. The increased space and improved facilities will provide a friendly, ....more
Co-Op Foundation - The Proud Trust - #iwill Pilot Project
£35,000 16/11/2017
Working with LGBTQ+ young people in Manchester through 1 to 1 support, community work, volunteering, social groups, and campaigns.
DCMS - The Proud Trust
£33,332 20/09/2017
The purpose of the Tampon Tax Fund is to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.
National Lottery Community Fund - Represent Me: LGBT Young people's representation and resilience projec
£10,000 02/08/2017
12
The funding will be used to provide support resources, weekly health sessions, and to engage young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to improve representation in the media. The ....more
Cheshire Community Foundation - Pride Youth Games
£3,430 01/08/2017
The Proud Trusts supports isolated and vulnerable Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) young people to live happier and productive lives This project aims to engage LGBT young people aged 14-25 in ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 03/05/2017
The LGBT+ Centre and community cafe
MACC - The LGB and Trans Peer Support Project
£10,000 09/12/2016
Funding for 7.5hrs/week Peer Support Coordinator to increase staffing for Peer Support Project for isolated and distressed LGBT young people. Increased capacity to recruit and train LGBT young in ....more
Comic Relief - LGBT YOUTH - SAFER, STRONGER AND EMPOWERED
£40,000 30/11/2016
24
The Proud Trust are a locally important organisation in Greater Manchester as the only specialist LGBT youth organisation. Last year, they supported over 500 LGBT young people through their 13 ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to The Proud Trust
£90,000 11/11/2016
36
over three years towards salaries and associated costs at a project supporting young LGBT people across Greater Manchester
Woodward Charitable Trust - Towards a summer playscheme
£500 25/05/2016
Towards a summer playscheme.
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Proud Trust
£72,500 03/12/2015
36
towards three years' salary of the Centre Manager at a project providing support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people in Manchester and the North West of England
National Lottery Community Fund - LGBT young leaders training, for peer-led events and research
£10,000 18/11/2015
12
The organisation will use the funding to increase their capacity by delivering young leader’s training, to run three events and to print “coming out guides”. The young leaders will ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - LGBT Young People - Safe, Supported and Achieving
£473,123 15/06/2014
48
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - LGBT Health & Well-Being Retreats and National Trans* youth conference
£10,000 21/05/2014
12
Not Available
National Lottery Community Fund - Pride Youth Games
£10,000 25/02/2010
12
This group will use an award to fund a week of taster sessions including public speaking, debating, performance arts, human rights and sexual health awareness. The project will help beneficiaries ....more
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How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 33-69
  • EMMA HAWLEY Appointed: 2016, Occupation: Youth And Children'S Manager
  • MATT SMITH Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Accountant
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 27/03/2015, number: 1161102
  • Registered at Companies House on 06/10/2005, number: 05585290
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
  • Engaging external speakers at charity events policy and procedures
  • 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
8 returns made; AR22: 2 days late,
Main office

The Proud Place
49-51 Sidney Street
MANCHESTER
M1 7HB

Objectives

THE FOLLOWING OBJECTS ARE FOR THE BENEFIT OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER (LGBT) CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN ENGLAND: (1) TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH OF SUCH PEOPLE, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION, GUIDANCE, EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AND SOCIAL MEETING SPACES. (2) THE PROMOTION OF EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY (A) THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY. (B) ADVANCING EDUCATION AND RAISING AWARENESS IN EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY.

Defined Area of Benefit:

LOCAL

Data Sources

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