What Funding is Needed
Currently our annual expenditure is around £54,000 which, as you can imagine, is a lot of money to raise through a mixture of grants (statutory and non-statutory) plus income from donations and also through delivering training.
Our greatest outgoing is the rent on our office – which is £11,000 a year and the biggest headache we have annually. Other costs include: electricity, phones, insurance, training, supervision, travel, and our three part-time paid workers.
Annually £54,000 enables us to help 100s of survivors each year – by phone, email and face to face – plus the ongoing various events we undertake, raising awareness linked to the topic of Child Sexual Abuse.
We also issue hard copies of our Newsletter 4 times per year at a cost of £2,100.00 for the postage alone. However, feedback from survivors say it is a lifeline for them and they look forward to receiving it. And, we mustn’t forget the warm welcome accompanied by a cup of tea or coffee we offer to everyone who attends our meetings. See below:
- £5 would pay for 50 leaflets to advertise our services. Anyone could lead a survivor to the help they need.
- £15 would pay 6% of the annual fee for our PO Box.
- £26 would pay for our phone and internet bill, for six days – our phone and e-mail services can and do help save lives.
- £60 would pay for two days rent on our office.
- £100 would provide a substantial subsidy for someone to access our annual weekend workshop.
- £700 would pay our annual Business Rates fee.