The Charity was formed in November 2003, and In the first few years, we started to find our way, and develop our systems. Serious fundraising only began in 2007, as we became more widely known, and applications began to increase rapidly. This is shown in the first graph below.
We make no predictions about where we might be going next, everything depends on our supporters, the funds raised, and the extent of applications for help we receive that comply with our grant criteria (the details of which are on the Contacts & Grant Applications page).
With increasing help from our supporters, we have been able to increase our income, which depends entirely on donations and fundraising events. As can be seen in the second chart below, by careful management of our contacts (some might say good fortune), we have just about managed to fund all the requests received that we wished to help. Again, we would not like to make any predictions about the future, other than to say that we shall try to respond to the requests we receive.