Overall GiG Score: 20 based on 8 data points
Finance: 5
Governance: 6
Support: 9
(no PartB)
Strong growth: +2, Fundraising costs low: +3,
Good trustee age range: +3, Dynamic board: +3,
Supporters: +9


Analysis by Giving is Great


  • 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
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and dynamic in terms of composition
Established: 21 years
Scottish Charity RegulatorCompanies House
Financial Data
Income & Spending ?
Period ending 31/03/18 31/03/19 31/03/20 31/03/21 31/03/22 31/03/23
Charitable activities £529,163 £719,124 £663,389 £837,664 £870,005 £934,635
Donations & Legacies £5,040 £9,327 £57,718 £8,521 £36,489
Other Income
Investment Income £2,014 £2,437 £2,390 £1,181 £2,721
Total income £538,960 £732,371 £725,376 £847,878 £907,675 £949,436
Charitable activities spending £512,233 £629,511 £712,279 £739,461 £822,572 £1,000,840
Fundraising costs 1%
Other spending
Total spending £512,233 £629,511 £712,279 £739,461 £822,572 £1,006,440
Surplus/deficit £26,727 £102,860 £13,097 £108,417 £85,103 -£57,004
What it does
  • It carries out activities or services itself
Who it helps
  • Older People
  • Other defined groups
  • The advancement of health
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The promotion of equality and diversity','the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
Where it operates
  • More than one local authority area in Scotland, main operating location: City of Edinburgh

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 Henry Smith Charity £282,500
The National Lottery Community Fund£209,850
Garfield Weston Foundation£30,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
Foundation Scotland
£1,000 18/04/2023
BG Community Awards Feb 2023
Foundation Scotland
£1,000 16/12/2022
Baillie Gifford November 2022 Community Award
The Henry Smith Charity
£113,000 17/05/2022
towards three years' running costs of a project providing a telephone befriending service, regular helpline support and community groups for LGBT+ people, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, in ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation
£15,000 07/01/2022
LGBT Health and Wellbeing
Garfield Weston Foundation
£15,000 18/12/2020
LGBT Health and Wellbeing
The National Lottery Community Fund
£190,000 14/12/2020
The group will use this three year grant to develop its existing project delivering support to those identifying as transgender and non-binary in the Glasgow and surrounding areas. It will promote ....more
The Henry Smith Charity
£169,500 16/09/2020
towards three years' continuation funding of a specialist Mental Health project offering one-to one support to LGBT adults in Glasgow.
Scottish Government
£5,500 18/05/2020
Detailed description not provided.
The National Lottery Community Fund
£9,850 15/05/2020
This group will use the funding to adapt and continue to deliver their Transgender Support Programme across Glasgow over the next six months.
£9,950 01/04/2019
This workshop has helped me with some painful feelings and instead of feeling bad or ashamed of that pain I feel I can use it to make positive change. Excellent workshop, a truly brilliant group of ....more
The National Lottery Community Fund
£10,000 16/01/2019
This group will run quarterly supportive coming out courses for LGBT adults who will be able to meet others with a shared experience in a safe space.
Women's Fund for Scotland
£9,950 10/12/2018
to contribute towards delivering the LBT Women's Wellbeing Programme.
Comic Relief
£78,600 24/01/2018
Based in Glasgow, the LGBT Age Community Action Project will work to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people aged 65 and over to identify and address community issues that are ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation
£15,000 02/10/2017
Core funding - LGBT Health and Wellbeing
The Robertson Trust
£49,500 23/05/2017
Glasgow Transgender Support Programme
Women's Fund for Scotland
£4,950 22/03/2017
to contribute towards the cost of providing a counselling service for lesbian and bisexual women in the Lothian area.
The Robertson Trust
£22,000 21/03/2017
LGBT Mental Health Project
The Henry Smith Charity
£97,000 08/12/2016
towards three years' running costs of a specialist Mental Health Project offering one-to one support to LGBTQ adults in Glasgow
The National Lottery Community Fund
£148,600 01/08/2016
This awards will be used to deliver a community integration project in Glasgow. The service will promote emotional, social and mental wellbeing among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in ....more
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
£120,000 16/07/2014
Towards core costs to enable the delivery of enhanced support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people suffering mental health issues and other disadvantages.
The National Lottery Community Fund
£421,964 13/11/2013
LGBT Healthy Living Centre's 'LGBT Age Scotland' project aims to improve wellbeing, social connections and relationships for 270 isolated LGBT older people (aged 50 plus) in Edinburgh, the Lothians ....more
The National Lottery Community Fund
£10,000 29/01/2010
The centre will deliver a year long programme activities to designed to improve the physical and mental health of participants. This grant will fund sessional staff, tutor venue hire, volunteer ....more
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
£54,000 27/05/2009
Towards Project costs Towards the salary and costs of a project worker to work with volunteers to address current gaps in services and reduce social isolation for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Directors (9)
Current Directors appointed
Gender Split
Based on 8/9 persons

Age Range of Directors: 31-52
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in Scotland on 24/03/2003, number: SC034216
  • Registered at Companies House on 24/03/2003, number: SC246290
Main office

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The objects for which the Company is established are to promote and improve the holistic health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people aged over 16 years within Scotland. to provide support which contributes to the health and wellbeing of relatives, friends and work colleagues of such lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. to work with other organisations and individuals in order to achieve improvements in the health of such lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. and to provide, publish and disseminate information and resources on aspects of health relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Data Sources

Scottish Charity Regulator
360 Giving
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