Finance Score: -2
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 13
  • Deficit latest year: -2
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 14 ?

THE KITE TRUST 

We support LGBTQ* young people aged 30 and under in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and surrounding areas. We deliver programmes in youth work, schools, training and consultancy.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • 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
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Income was lower than spending in the latest year

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income Spending Surplus/
Deficit
Volun-
teers
31/03/23£388,236£446,203£-57,96725
31/03/22£432,307£377,640£54,66735
31/03/21£8,502£43,626£-35,12426
Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 4 years

www.thekitetrust.org.uk

info@thekitetrust.org.uk

01223369508

Charity Commission for England and Wales
UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Disability
  • Education/Training
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
GiG Classification
  • Support for specific genders
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Cambridgeshire, Peterborough City,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/Mankind

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£317,618
National Lottery Heritage Fund£249,600
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation£204,120
Esmee Fairbairn£189,150
BBC Children in Need£90,500
Masonic Trust£15,000
People's Health Trust£10,440
Garfield Weston Foundation£10,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Fenland Pride
£191,620 19/07/2023
to tackle loneliness amongst two key at risk groups, LGBTQ+ community and those aged 16-34, through two distinct volunteering programmes
Masonic Trust - MCF Small Grant
£15,000 12/06/2023
Unrestricted core funding for small charities
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Kite Trust
£189,150 10/05/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs to establish an advocacy and policy strand to tackle the inequalities experienced by trans and non-binary youth and affect positive change
National Lottery Heritage Fund - Grant to The Kite Trust
£249,600 27/04/2023
Naturally Queer Histories
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Grant to The Kite Trust
£12,500 30/01/2023
2
to increase the engagement with adult volunteers supporting two fortnightly groups in March and Wisbech, and to run a Fenland youth-led volunteering project creating new volunteering opportunities ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£10,000 25/11/2022
TKT Youth Work Programme
BBC Children in Need - Grant to The Kite Trust
£500 20/10/2022
0
‘Cost of Living uplift: £500 to help projects meet their rising costs and respond to increased demand 31/10/2022’
People's Health Trust - LGBTQ+ Youth Groups in Fenland
£10,440 10/05/2022
This two-year project delivers fortnightly social groups for young people aged 13-25 across Fenland, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or who are ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - LGBT+ youth support in Cambridgeshire
£292,316 01/03/2021
59
The funding will help support the wellbeing and creativity of LGBTQ+ young people (up to age 25) in both urban and rural areas of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough through information support and ....more
Tudor Trust - Grant to Kite Trust
£2,000 17/02/2021
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 Kite Trust
£90,000 17/12/2020
This project will provide 1:1 and group support for Trans and non-binary children and young people. The aim is to increase confidence and self-esteem, increase safety providing a sense of belonging ....more
LGBT Consortium - Grant to The Kite Trust
£7,233 29/09/2020
Funding to increase the capacity of the youth work team, in response to increaded demand for services and support from young people, due to covid.
National Lottery Community Fund - LGBT+ Youth Support in Cambridgeshire - COVID-19 Response
£25,302 04/05/2020
10
The Kite Trust (TKT) which promotes the health wellbeing and inclusion of LGBT+ young people in Cambridgeshire will use funding to respond to the increase in demand for support as a result of the ....more
LGBT Consortium - Grant to The Kite Trust
£8,388 05/06/2019
‘Springboard’ youth leadership programme, recruiting and training 8 young people leading into a research project.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 15/06/2020, number: 1189936
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
  • 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
3 returns made; all on time
Recent reorganisation events:
  • Asset transfer in from THE KITE TRUST on 29/11/2021
Main office

70 Market Street
ELY
Cambridgeshire
CB7 4LS

Objectives

1. TO ADVANCE IN LIFE AND HELP YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 30 OR UNDER, WHO ARE LESBIAN, GAY OR BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, NON-BINARY OR QUESTIONING THEIR SEXUAL OR GENDER IDENTITY AND LIVING IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PETERBOROUGH AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS THROUGH: A. THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES PROVIDED IN THE INTEREST OF SOCIAL WELFARE, DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE B. PROVIDING SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES WHICH DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS C. THE PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF GOOD PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH D. THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF THOSE IN THE COMMUNITY WHO ARE IN NEED THEREOF SO AS TO ADVANCE THEM IN LIFE AND ASSIST THEM TO ADAPT WITHIN THE WIDER COMMUNITY 2. THE PROMOTION OF EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BY:A. THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION IN PARTICULAR ON THE GROUNDS OF BEING LESBIAN, GAY OR BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER OR QUESTIONING OF THEIR SEXUAL GENDER IDENTITY BY ADVANCING EDUCATION AND RAISING AWARENESS IN EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY; B. PROMOTING ACTIVITIES TO FOSTER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN PEOPLE FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS (IN PARTICULAR IN RESPECT OF THEIR BEING LESBIAN, GAY OR BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER OR QUESTIONING OF THEIR SEXUAL GENDER IDENTITY); AND C. CULTIVATING A SENTIMENT IN FAVOUR OF EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY.

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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