Broken Rainbow, the LGBT domestic abuse charity, has closed, it was confirmed this morning.
The charity tweeted this morning “the office is being cleared in Manchester this morning the staff now unemployed wish to thank you for ur support”.
The charity had said it was “days from closure” in April, but was saved after receiving a Home Office grant – believed to be around £120,000 – to continue to run its helpline.
That helpline will continue to run after the service was transferred to another LGBT charity, Galop.
Nik Noone, Galop’s Chief Executive said “This is a vital service and it is important that those experiencing domestic violence in our communities have somewhere to turn when they need support. Galop has worked with all parties to make sure that support continues and there is no disruption to the delivery of this key service.”
According to the latest information published on the Charity Commission website, Broken Rainbow had an income of £279,000 and 3.5 full-time equivalent employees.