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
- Fundraising and appeals
- Grants from trusts
- Charges for some of our services (for example, with our schools & family work)
- Government payments for some of our services, where we deliver on their behalf (such as places in children’s residential care).
Our performance 2014-15
The year 2014-15 closed with an overall surplus of £110,975. The previous year closed with an overall deficit of £158,328.
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.
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.
The value of our investments increased by £116,975 during the year.
The properties are revalued every 5 years. The net gain on property revaluation amounted to £214,985.