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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 2019-20

Net movement in funds
The year 2019-20 closed with an overall reduction in net funds of £14,273. The previous year closed with an overall reduction in net funds of £46,880.

Income
Our income for the year totalled £4,151,812. This represents an increase of 2% (£81,531) on the previous financial year.

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 2018-19 as follows:

Parishes  £27,601 (a decrease of 17.7% on last year)

Schools  £51,930 (an increase of 11.8% on last year).

In addition to the appeals 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 total expenditure for the financial year was £4,059,736, representing an increase of £359 on the previous year’s expenditure.

Investments
The value of our investments decreased by £109,257 during the year (2018/19 showed an increase of £21,247).