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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 2018-19

Net movement in funds
The year 2018-19 closed with an overall reduction in net funds of £46,880. The previous year closed with an overall increase in net funds of £1,156,623.

Our income for the year totalled £4,070,281. This represents an increase of 9.7% (£358,258) 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  £33,537 (an increase of 15.7% on last year)

Schools  £46,464 (a decrease of 14.2% 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.

Our total expenditure for the financial year was £4,059,377, representing an increase of 8.4% (£313,160) on the previous year’s expenditure.

The value of our investments increased by £21,247 during the year (2017/18 showed an decrease of £25,842).