Overall Score: 23 based on 18 data points
Finance: 2
Governance: 6
Support: 15
Strong growth: +2,
Dynamic board: +3, Gender balanced board: +3,
Large volunteers +3, Supporters: +12


Just Like Us sends recent LGBT school leavers into schools to give talks and workshops that champion LGBT equality and challenge prejudice. Our national initiative, School Diversity Week, empowers pupils to run events that tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. We also train teachers to support students in establishing Pride Groups, student-led clubs for LGBT students and allies.
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • The charity has received backing from several prominent grant makers recently
  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • There has been a change of accounting period recently, so trends may be hard to determine
Established: 8 years




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Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 18.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 18.8%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 15%
Liabilities/Assets: 12%
Liabilities/Income: 9%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 82%
Reserves/Spending: 7.0614149002058 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 8 months
Quick Ratio: 6
Asset Split ?
What it does
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
Who works here?
  • 11 employees
  • 164 volunteers
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,

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:
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation£128,000
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£93,000
Garfield Weston Foundation£50,000
The National Lottery Community Fund£32,348
LGBT Consortium£9,798

Specific Donations

Amount When
To be used for
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
£8,000 30/01/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
£3,000 18/01/2023
Just Like Us supports young LGBT+ people to lead change and champion equality. This grant will support the Chief Executive Officer and wider organisation as they commence a new five-year strategic ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation
£30,000 14/10/2022
Ensuring all LGBT+ young people can thrive
Garfield Weston Foundation
£20,000 01/04/2021
Ensuring all LGBT+ young people can thrive
The National Lottery Community Fund
£32,348 18/03/2021
The project is using funding to support the Ambassador programme which recruits trains and supports LGBT+ young people aged 18-25 to deliver talks/workshops in schools championing LGBT+ equality and ....more
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
£120,000 26/02/2021
Towards unrestricted core costs to expand the scope of the Ambassador Programme, supporting young people to become positive LGBT+ role models and influence change.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
£90,000 23/11/2020
Just Like Us supports young LGBT+ people to lead change and champion equality. This grant will support the Chief Executive Officer and wider organisation as they commence a new five-year strategic ....more
£27,944 05/10/2020
"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
LGBT Consortium
£9,798 29/09/2020
Ambassador programme, which recruits, trains and supports LGBT+ young people aged 18-25 to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues, in response to increased challenges young people are facing during the ....more
Woodward Charitable Trust
£4,000 05/10/2018
Towards an annual award ceremony to increase awareness of their work and to combat the exclusion of young LGBTI people in education and in the early workplace years.
Woodward Charitable Trust
£7,500 15/03/2018
For talks and workshops in schools to combat homophobia.
The Funding Network
£11,378 07/12/2017
Our relatable role model programme empowers young people to address homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and improve the wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender school pupils.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (5)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 18/01/2016, number: 1165194
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Main office

Just Like Us
10 Snow Hill


The promotion for the public benefit of equality and diversity and in particular discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and/or gender identity by:A. the elimination of prejudice and discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and/or gender identity in educational institutions;B. advancing education and raising awareness around lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) equality and diversity; and,C. promoting and supporting activities to build understanding and respect for LGBT+ young people among heterosexual or cisgender people.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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