Broken Rainbow, Britain’s largest charity for the survivors and victims of Domestic Abuse has ceased trading.

Britain’s largest charity for LGBT survivors and victims of domestic violence, Broken Rainbow is to close after failing to keep financially viable.

The charity had released a number of funding warnings in 2015 and again in 2016 – blaming the Government’s silence in confirming whether the charity would be funded for another year.


The charity did receive funding for 2015 and 2016 but a charity insider blamed “major mismanagement” for the issues.

Communications to its chief executive, Jo Harvey Barringer by THEGAYUK went unanswered in early 2016.

In 2014 the charity relocated to Manchester.


The closure is the second LGBT+ charity shuttered in 2016. In January mental health charity PACE closed.

Buzzfeed were the first to break the news that the charity was to close.

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Some of the services offered by Broken Rainbow to victims and survivors of domestic violence will be transferred to Galop.

The National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline will remain available on 0300 999 5428 or 0800 9995428.

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