Finance Score: -5
Governance Score: 4
Support Score: 8
  • Accounts overdue -5
  • No PartB
  • Narrow trustee age band: -2
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 7 ?

CHESTER PRIDE 

Chester Pride provisions an LGBTQ community festival, an LGBTQ support helpline, social and support groups, and LGBTQ library, provision of free sexual and menstrual products, and undertakes various other works to address key issues the LGBTQ communities of Cheshire and North Wales face. We aim to end discrimination against LGBTQ people, and build inclusivity for them across our area of operation.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • 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
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • The Board has little diversity in terms of age
  • 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
  • Latest accounts are overdue for filing

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
01/11/21£95£98£-3n/an/an/an/an/a58
01/11/20£81£53£28n/an/an/an/an/a45
01/11/19£92£125£-34n/an/an/an/an/a54
01/11/18*£71£61£10£0£0£0n/a050
01/11/17£78£74£4£0£0£0n/a050
01/11/16*£44£44£1£0£0£0n/a00
01/11/15£29£28£1£0£0£0n/a00

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 9 years

www.chesterpride.co.uk

info@chesterpride.co.uk

01244257602

Charity Commission for England and WalesCompanies House
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
  • Education/Training
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • Other Charitable Purposes
  • Recreation
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Reducing racial tensions
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Cheshire East, Cheshire West & Chester, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wirral, Wrexham,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin

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
DCMS£38,000
National Lottery Community Fund£10,000
Cheshire Community Foundation£3,748
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
National Lottery Community Fund - Chester Pride Community Provision 2023
£10,000 23/06/2023
The funding will support the cost of living issues for this organisation; and access requirements and specific activities for marginalised groups at Chester Pride events; including infrastructure ....more
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£38,000 25/06/2020
"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
Cheshire Community Foundation - Just Ask
£3,748 07/05/2020
Chester Pride supports the LGBT+ community by providing or promoting access to relevant and tailored support that caters for their specific requirements. We will ensure the community remains strong ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Pride in the Community
£10,000 13/06/2019
12
The charity will undertake new programmes of support for a range of specific needs within the LGBT+ community with the aim of increasing their impact in more targeted ways.
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to Chester Pride
£27,300 19/07/2016
Pride in the Past
National Lottery Community Fund - Chester Pride
£10,000 02/07/2014
12
Not Available

Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (6)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 33-49
  • AMANDA CAROLAN Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Bereavement Investment Assistant
  • SARAH JACKSON Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Business Process Manager
  • TOM PARRATT Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Prison Officer
  • WESLEY DIGGORY Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Dedicated Service Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 22/04/2015, number: 1161379
  • Registered at Companies House on 25/03/2014, number: 08958558
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
7 returns made; AR18: 38 days late, AR16: 44 days late,
Main office

28 Bridge Street
CHESTER
CH1 1NQ

Objectives

THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS ARE TO PROMOTE EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY, ADVANCE EDUCATION AND ELIMINATE DISCRIMINATION IN RELATION TO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER (LGBT) PEOPLE, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, THOSE RESIDENT IN CHESHIRE (THE ‘AREA OF BENEFIT’), FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY RAISING AWARENESS OF ISSUES AFFECTING SAID PERSONS IN PARTICULAR BY PROMOTING AND STAGING AN ANNUAL LGBT FESTIVAL.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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