Introducing the CHE Research Trust
This is the website for the CHE Research Trust (CHERT) which has been
established by CHE, the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, and was registered
in March 2022 by the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated
Organisation (CIO) – number 1198217. CHERT has six members, its
trustees, and a large number of Associate Members or supporters, most of whom
had been members of CHE.
CHE and CHERT held a join Conference in October 2022 (Minutes
available here – PDF), combining the public launch of CHERT and the the 50th
CHE Conference). It agreed a new constitution for CHE; the main function of
CHE henceforward is to support the work of CHERT, and the Trustees of CHERT
are now ex officio the Executive Committee of CHE.
The objects of the CIO are:
- (1) To advance education for the public benefit about the history of
the struggle for LGBT+ rights, including but not limited to the origins
and history of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and by contributing to
the safe preservation of LGBT+ archives.
- (2) To promote equality and diversity by encouraging a
deeper understanding of the causes and progress of changes in public
acceptance of LGBT+ rights.
See the full Constitution of the new
CIO, and the
CHERT page (brief details only as yet) on the Charity Commission website.
The CIO can promote its objects by:
- Making grants to organisations
- Sponsoring or undertaking research
- Holding workshops, conferences, seminars and/or lectures.
report is now available as a PDF.
For more about the process that led up to the formation of CHERT, see the
charitable status' page on the CHE website.
We welcome new people to become supporters (Associate Members) of CHERT. If interested, please
download the membership form
(PDF) and return it to us.
For more information, please contact
email@example.com. You can also
sign up to receive our regular email
 – from CHERT's submission to the Charity Commission.
 – CHERT is currently reviewing its budget and finances; we hope to be able to consider making grants once this process is complete.