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Even though we work very closely in partnership with the Diocese of Leeds, we are not funded by it. Instead, our income comes from a range of sources:

  • Donations from the public and our supporters
  • Legacies
  • Fundraising and appeals
  • Grants from trusts and grant making bodies
  • Charges for some of our services
  • Government payments for some of our services, where we deliver on their behalf.

Our performance 2014-15

Deficit/surplus
The year 2014-15 closed with an overall surplus of £110,975. The previous year closed with an overall deficit of £158,328.

Income
Our income for the year totalled £3,644,274. This represents a 0.3% increase (£11,200) on the previous financial year, when our income totalled £3,633,074.

Most of our fundraising activity revolves around the Parish Annual Appeal and the Good Shepherd Appeal in schools during Lent. We continue to receive generous support from parishes and schools, who contributed in 2014-15 as follows:

Parishes £22,413 (an increase of 20.53% on last year)

Schools £49,174 (an increase of 7.46% on last year).

In addition we continue to receive generous support all year round from our donators whose contributions make such a positive difference to help us to help others.

Expenditure
Our expenditure for the period was £3,839,137. This represents a 1.47% decrease (£57,469) on our previous year’s expenditure, which totalled £3,896,606.

Investments
The value of our investments increased by £116,975 during the year.