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 once again been able to increase our income, which depends entirely on donations and fundraising events. As we started 2014 with very low reserves, we carefully managed our contacts, and consolidated our position. We had two applications pending at the end of the year which, had they been approved in 2014, could have added up to £5,000, and brought our activity to practically the same level as in 2013. At the end of 2014, some additional income improved our reserves a little, so that we started 2015 with some optimism that we might again be able to expand our work, albeit at a steady rate.