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ANNUAL REPORT
FOR 2003 – 2004

 


PRESENTED AT THE

 

TENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OF MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY

 

ON MONDAY 19th JULY 2004
AT 7.00 PM
AT
SUFFOLK COLLEGE   ROPE WALK
IPSWICH   IP4 1LT


 

 

AGENDA

1.      Welcome to Guests of the Company

2.      Apologies for absence

3.      Chairman's opening remarks

4.      Minutes of the Ninth AGM held on 14th July 2003

5.      Matters arising

6.      Chairman's Report

7.      Treasurer's Report and presentation of the accounts for 2003-2004

8.      Appointment of Examiner of Accounts for 2004-2005

9.      Election of Board Members

Of the Board's 7 members, 2 have to be (re-)appointed at the AGM. The two members who are standing down to create the vacancies are: Margaret Nelson and Terry Smith.
The Candidates are:
a) Those who have stood down and wish to seek re-election (Terry Smith)
b) Other nominations received by the Company Secretary

10.  Any other Business

11.  Date of next AGM (18th July 2005)


 

SUFFOLK INTER-FAITH RESOURCE

MINUTES OF THE NINTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

HELD IN LECTURE THEATRE ONE, SUFFOLK COLLEGE AT 7.00PM
ON JULY 14 2003

Present.
Members:
Cynthia Capey (Hon Faiths Officer), David Capey (Non Executive Officer), Verna Duncan, John Gibbs, David Haskins, Robin Herne, Bert Irvine, Peggy Irvine, John Leming, Catharina Lelijveld-Mulder, Jan Lelijveld, Wendy Mulford-Bevan, Revd Cliff Reed (President), Terry Smith (Chairman), Martin Spettigue (Company Secretary and Treasurer), Loris Squirrell, Elizabeth Sugarman, Richard Togher, Adrianus van Helvert (Vice-Chairman).

Associates and Affiliate Representatives:
Ann Barbanell, Yvonne Catchpole, Shiva Cooper, Jean Gittens, Pat Grimsey, Rosemary Pickering, Deloreta Williams

Staff and Visitors:
Gitanjali Banerji, Peter Haysted (Suffolk Police), Barbara Vinyard, Andy Yacoub.

1.      Welcome.
The Chairman welcomed all Members, Associates Affiliate Representatives and guests who had given up a wonderful summer evening to attend the meeting.

2.      Apologies.
Apologies for absence were received from: Marion Agombar, Lauren Bleach, Jim Dalgleish, Maitriloka Dayasara, Jnanamitra Emmett, John Gibbins, Carol Gibbs, Arlene Haigh, Margaret Hill, David Hurrell, Pam Littlejohn, David Jones, Mary Mills, Elahe Mojdehi, Peter Mortimer, Margaret Nelson, Shirley Nicholls, Azizur Raman, Sarah Shaw, Sushil Soni, Peter Watson, Neil Williams.

3.      Chairman’s Opening Remarks.
The Chairman noted that this last year was actually six months because SIFRE had changed its financial year to 1st April – 31st.March.  He thanked all those who had served SIFRE over the last six months and gave special thanks to Cynthia and David Capey and Gita Banerji for all their work.  He also thanked all the tutors who work for SIFRE for their valuable service.  He recorded a special note of appreciation to Suffolk College for providing SIFRE with its accommodation and noted that our new premises are ideal.
He then proceeded to make a presentation to Cliff Reed.  Cliff was given a citation which read ‘The Chairman and Directors of the Board of Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource were pleased to confer the title of President of Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource on the Revd Clifford M. Reed in recognition of his long standing and dedicated commitment to Inter-Faith work in Ipswich and Suffolk through his involvement with the Mayor’s Annual Celebration of Community event and his many years of service as Chairman of the Council of SIFRE.’  The presentation was applauded by all present.

4.      Minutes of the Special General Meeting held on 29th October 2002.
The minutes of the Special General Meeting, held on 29th October 2002 had been previously circulated.  It was unanimously agreed that they be accepted and they were signed by the Chairman as true records of the meeting.

5.      Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 29th October 2002.
The minutes of the Annual General Meeting, held on 29th October 2002 had been previously circulated.  It was unanimously agreed that they be accepted and they were signed by the Chairman as true records of the meeting.

6.      Matters Arising.
There were no matters arising.

7.      The Chairman's Report.
The Chairman’s Report had been previously circulated.  There were no questions or comments and the Report was accepted by the meeting.

8.      Treasurer’s Report.
The Treasurer’s Report and Accounts for the previous six months had been previously circulated.  The Treasurer briefly highlighted the main points in his report and reported that this had been another financially satisfactory period but because the accounts only covered a six month span, it was not possible to make any comparisons with the previous years accounts.  It was however significant that office expenditure had increased in line with SIFRE’s increasing activity.
The Treasurer noted that it was reported last year that, in the longer term, the Board of SIFRE was looking to raise funds (~£50,000) to employ staff to fill the rolls of Faiths Officer and Executive Officer, presently filled on a voluntary basis by Cynthia and David Capey.  In this present financial year SIFRE has been awarded a Suffolk County Council annual care funding grant of £20,000 in part support of this objective.
The accounts had been inspected by the independent examiner who was well satisfied with them.  David Haskins proposed and John Leming seconded the proposal that the accounts be adopted and this was unanimously accepted by the members.
The treasurer thanked David Capey for his assistance in managing the accounts and other company business and he proposed a vote of thanks to Clive Mees who had acted as independent examiner of the accounts.

9.      Appointment of Examiner of Accounts for 2002-2003.
David Capey proposed that Clive Mees be appointed.  This was seconded by Richard Togher and the Members unanimously accepted the proposal.

10.  Election of Board Members.
The Secretary explained that the Memorandum and Articles of the Company now require two members of the Board to stand down.  Martin Spettigue and Richard Togher were standing down and were happy to seek re-election. There were no other candidates and they were declared elected.

11.  Other Matters / Any other business.
Cynthia noted that the relocation of the Centre at the beginning of the year had been very beneficial.  It was now much easier for people to drop in and the facilities in the bungalow were very much appreciated.
She reported that the fence around the bungalow which had been partially demolished by an errant motorist had now been repaired by work placement students at the college.
Gita reminded everyone about the Faces of Suffolk Exhibition and Cynthia observed that this together with the April Conference had stimulated calls for Diversity training.
The programme for the next academic year will be distributed together with membership renewal notices which are due out in early August.

The meeting was informed of a conference on 21st September (12 noon to 5.00pm), organised by Muslims from BT Martlesham entitled ‘Living Our Faith & Loving our Neighbours’
It is planned to organise an outing to the Jewish East End of London; details will follow shortly.
Verna Duncan, Elizabeth Sugarman and Richard Togher have started an informal group, open to anyone, on ‘Prayer, Spirituality and Living Together’.  This meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 1.00 pm to 2.00pm.
The tutors will be meeting on 28th July and members will be advised of any courses they plan to run.
Cliff Reed mentioned that the United Nations Association were holding a coffee morning at the Unitarian Meeting House in Friars Street on Saturday morning.
He also advertised the inter-faith Flower Communion Service at the Unitarian Meeting House on Sunday 20th July at 10.45 am.  If you go, take a flower!
The meeting also took note of the Balkan Blues Evening in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall on Friday evening at 7.00 pm.

12.  Date of next meeting.
It was agreed that the date of the next AGM would be on Monday 19th July 2004.

The meeting concluded at 7.45pm.


SUFFOLK INTER-FAITH RESOURCE

LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS

The Charity is an Incorporated Private Limited Company (Company No 2992865) registered on 22 November 1994 and registered as a charity on 6 December 1994. The registered address of the Company is c/o Suffolk College. Rope Walk, Ipswich. IP4 1LT.

The Charity has accommodation which is provided by the Suffolk College at a peppercorn rent. This accommodation houses a resource centre, an office, and a class room which is used for in-house courses. It is furnished with fittings provided by the college and / or donated by other supportive groups.

The Honorary Life President of SIFRE is Revd. Clifford M Reed

The Honorary Officers of the Board for 2003 - 2004 are:

Terry Smith

Chairman

Adrianus van Helvert

Vice-Chairman

Martin Spettigue

Company Secretary

Martin Spettigue

Treasurer

 

The Charity’s Bankers are:
The National Westminster Bank plc. Ipswich Tavern Street Branch.

The Independent Examiner is:
Mr Clive Mees, Lecturer in Business Studies, Suffolk College, Ipswich.


REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEE DIRECTORS FOR 2003 - 2004

The Board of Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource (SIFRE) is pleased to present its Report and Financial Statement for the year ending 31st March 2004.

Objects

The purpose of the charity is to advance public knowledge and understanding of the teachings, beliefs, traditions and practises of the different religions and philosophies (including their distinctive features and common ground) of communities in Britain and in particular in Suffolk and East Anglia.

The charity pursues its objectives by providing faith tutors for schools, clubs, churches and the statutory, voluntary and commercial bodies and by running courses for adult audiences in conjunction with other educational authorities

Review of the Year

The acorn that was once the spark of an idea that resulted in the forming of SIFRE has now grown into a mighty oak.  From its very beginnings SIFRE has set very high standards for the delivery of the service it provided.  Today we see SIFRE with some forty tutors on our books.  We are going into schools, providing training for local authorities, the local healthcare trusts and the police, engaging in partnership projects with other agencies, and still maintaining the same high standards that were very much our early trademark.  As a result we have completed a very full year.  In real terms we are leaders in the field of interfaith, and our reputation goes before us into the greater community, indeed, so much so that we are fielding enquiries for not only our services, but also for our expertise in a consultative capacity.  Enquiries are arriving on a regular basis from as far afield as Bedford and nearer to home from Norwich and Colchester.

This is all very encouraging but we must remember that in order for our "oak tree" to remain healthy it must be managed well.  We must not lose sight of our original purpose and goals The challenge for the coming year is to strike the correct balance in order for SIFRE to go forward in line with one of its founding principles of serving the people of Suffolk.  These are exciting times; we are sure you will agree.

Our thanks must be given to Cynthia and David Capey for their untiring work for SIFRE through the past year, and to Gita Banerji for all her work.  We must also remember the work that goes on within the SIFRE Circles at Bury St Edmunds, and Lowestoft and thanks must be passed on to our newly appointed honorary deputy faiths officers, Penny Blakemore and Rose Norgate who are involved with the SIFRE circles.  The year to come is a year of great optimism for SIFRE and we are sure that whatever challenges are presented to us we are well placed to deal with them.  We hope you will join with us in wishing our "oak tree" a long and prosperous life.

Highlights of the year

A multi-faith SIFRE team was invited to advise the West Suffolk Hospital about the conversion of a small room adjacent to the Chapel into a Multi-Faith Quiet Room.  The working party met for two years under the sensitive and wise leadership of Rev. David Crawley, Manager of the Hospital Chaplaincy Team, and their efforts culminated in an inter-faith service to mark its official opening on June 14.

Some headway in getting the health service to make appropriate provision in Suffolk for the circumcision of Muslim boys has been made.  It has taken us about five years to break through the barriers in spite of the strong representations we made in the light of what is available in other parts of the country, and the risks that accompany ad hoc arrangements.

“Culturally Competent Care” was finally published and disseminated.  It is a document of Good Practice Guidelines for delivering services to BME Older People and their Carers, produced by a working party from Suffolk Social Care Services, Suffolk NHS Primary Care Trusts, and SIFRE in consultation with faith and cultural groups.  It will be used as a basis for staff training.

The “Faces of Suffolk Exhibition” has concluded its two year tour of the county.  Having been on display within the area of every District council, it is now on show at Endeavour House, the new HQ of Suffolk County Council.  Countless people visited this exhibition, including groups of schoolchildren for whom workshops were provided.  The whole project was managed jointly by SIFRE and the Racial Harassment Initiative with the support of SCC and other partners.

Last April we arranged and hosted a major Conference on Issues of Identity, Faith and Culture for 150 people representing the Faith Communities of Suffolk and people working in the statutory bodies.  As a follow-up to this, SIFRE was invited to run lunch-time seminars for the County Council.  Seven seminars on faiths and cultures were held in Ipswich, and one each in Bury and Lowestoft.  The series proved so popular that the programme will be resumed in the Autumn. 

The Learning and Skills Council also booked us to run a series of seminars for them and their partners.  This initiative is leading to a closer relationship with all the FE Colleges in Suffolk and will strengthen our work in Bury and Lowestoft.

We now have the privilege of arranging for people of different faiths to contribute opening prayers or thoughts for Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council.  The freshness and relevance of these presentations has been appreciated.

Suffolk Constabulary have engaged us to facilitate the community involvement aspect of the training of their probationers.  We have arranged visits to places of worship and community centres and have set up of a panel of representatives of religious and cultural groups within the county.  Each introductory session is based around the SIFRE Diversity game.

We have led many sessions of Diversity around Suffolk including Lowestoft, Newmarket and Mildenhall, and as far afield as Bedford, Cambridge, Norwich and Peterborough.  This has involved schools, youth groups, housing associations, nurses and carers, a Race Equality Council, FE Colleges and Go-East.

There has been increased interest from the media in general.  We were consulted for a series of 12 articles on the faiths of Suffolk for the EADT and we have contributed to the production for two training videos on Diversity, for the Learning and Skills Council and for two Primary Care Trusts.

It is clear from the above examples that there is more and more emphasis on working in partnerships.  This comes from government pressure and has benefits but also disadvantages.  There are questions about where leadership and responsibility lie, and also about professional standards and methodology.

There are also myriad consultations taking place around the region as well as around the county.  The voluntary sector is expected to participate in these.  The opportunities to network are valuable, but they are time consuming and often expensive.  Sometimes they are a waste of time!

It is very important that the current emphasis on working in partnerships between statutory bodies and the voluntary sector alongside the rash of government driven initiatives with an emphasis on pseudo-public consultations does not spoil the human face of SIFRE and interfere with our ongoing work in schools and faith communities. 

We have continued to provide an ongoing and interesting programme of events for our members and others in Ipswich and also in Bury St. Edmunds and Lowestoft, where we have now been able to appoint honorary deputy faiths officers, Penny Blakemore and Rose Norgate to nurture SIFRE Circles.

The SIFRE Centre continues to be a place of welcome and a focus for many of our activities.  We are very grateful to Suffolk College for providing this facility and for their ongoing support.

Funding

Although SIFRE has a significant income from membership fees, these are largely consumed by the cost of mailing and SIFRE has always sought to be a self financing organisation staffed by volunteers.  The significant increase in its activities has meant that it has had to reconsider this policy.  Our Honorary Faiths Officer and Executive Officer are now engaged on SIFRE activities full time plus and they are aware of their mortality!  They have advised the Board that if SIFRE it must make provision for the employment of salaried persons to take over their roles at some time in the future.  To date, SIFRE has secured an annual grant (£20,000 in 2003 – 2004) from Suffolk County Council, but it will need to find a further £40,000 per annum before if can contemplate making salaried appointments.  The Board is presently looking at ways in which this funding can in part be met by reviewing its charges and by seeking to increase the extent of its activities.

Membership of SIFRE

SIFRE recognises four categories of membership.  These are:

MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY: who are those individuals who have registered their membership with the Company and have paid their annual subscription fee.

§                     They are eligible to attend and vote at General Meetings,

§                     They can stand for election to the Board,

§                     They receive all SIFRE’s mailings,

§                     They get reduced fees for SIFRE run courses,

§                     They can attend SIFRE open meetings free of charge.

§                     They can attend meetings of the Forum of Faiths,

§                     They can enrol to use Suffolk College Library,

§                     They pay an annual subscription of £15

ASSOCIATES: who are individuals who support and engage in the activities of SIFRE but do not wish to be involved in the running of the Company.

§                     They will receive all SIFRE mailings except Company Members’ mailings,

§                     They can attend but not vote at General Meetings,

§                     They can attend SIFRE open meetings free of charge,

§                     They can attend meetings of the Forum of Faiths,

§                     They can enrol to use Suffolk College Library,

§                     They will pay an annual subscription of £10.

AFFILIATE GROUPS which are established faith groups and other similar organisations who wish to be involved in Inter-Faith activity.

§                     They will receive all SIFRE mailings except Company Members’ mailings,

§                     They will be invited to appoint two of their number to serve on the Forum of Faiths,

§                     They will pay an annual subscription of £20.

Members of Affiliate Groups:

§                     can attend SIFRE open meetings free of charge,

§                     can attend but not vote at General Meetings.

AFFILIATE SCHOOLS are schools who wish to be involved in Inter-Faith activity and to make use of SIFRE’s teaching resources and employ SIFRE’s tutors

§                     They will have SIFRE’s administration fees waived when they contract SIFRE to provide faith tutors,

§                     They will receive all SIFRE mailings except Company Members’ mailings,

§                     They will be invited to appoint one of their number to serve on the Forum of Faiths,

§                     They will pay an annual subscription of £20.

Members of Affiliate Schools:

§                     can attend SIFRE open meetings free of charge,

§                     can attend but not vote at General Meetings.

The Board of SIFRE

The Board of the Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource comprises up to 7 members who are elected at the Annual General Meeting which is held in July. Board members normally serve for a period of 3 years, one third of the Board standing down each year. Those who stand down may seek re-election to the Board at the AGM. The Officers of the Board are appointed at the first Board Meeting following the AGM.  The Board met four times in 2003 - 2004

Members of the Board for 2003 - 2004

David Haskins

(Appointed 29th October 2002)

John Leming

(Appointed 29th October 2002)

Margaret Nelson

(Appointed 29th October 2002)

Terry Smith

(Appointed 30th October 2001)

Martin Spettigue

(Appointed 14th July 2003)

Richard Togher

(Appointed 14th July 2003)

Adrianus van Helvert

(Appointed 30th October 2001)

 

SIFRE Staff

The day to day work of SIFRE is conducted by two full time voluntary staff who work from home, one part time salaried staff who works in the SIFRE Centre and two part time voluntary staff.

Hon Executive Officer

David Capey

Hon Faiths Officer

Cynthia Capey

Assistant to the Faiths Officer

Gitanjali Banerji

Hon Faiths Officer (Bury St Edmunds)

Penny Blakemore

Hon Faiths Officer (Lowestoft)

Rose Norgate

SIFRE engages the services of some 40 faith tutors who are employed on an as needed basis.  SIFRE charges its clients for their services and pays them an hourly rate and reimburses their out of pocket expenses.  Some tutors choose to donate their earnings to SIFRE.  Tutors who are also members of the Board of SIFRE are not paid for their work but are offered their out of pocket expenses.


Board Responsibilities in Respect of the Financial Statements

Company law requires the Board Members of SIFRE to prepare financial statements for each financial year, which give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the charitable company at the year-end and of the net incoming/(outgoing) resources of the charitable company for the year then ending. In preparing these financial statements, the Board Members are required to

q        Select suitable accounting policies

q        Make judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent

q        State whether applicable accounting standards have been followed, subject to any material departures disclosed and explained in the financial statements

q        Prepare financial statements on a going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to assume that the company will continue on that basis

The Board Members are responsible for keeping proper accounting records which disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the charitable company and to enable it to ensure that the financial statements comply with the Companies Act 1985. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the charitable company and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.

The Accounts

Last year, the Board approved a proposal to change the period of the financial year from 1st September – 31st August to 1st April to 31st March and this change was accordingly registered with the Charity Commissioners and with Companies House.  The Accounts being presented at this AGM are the first accounts for a 12 month period.  The figures recorded for 2002 – 2003 are for a 6 month period.

Reserves Policy

It is the aim of SIFRE to have general reserves sufficient to cover expenditure for a forward period of three months. At a minimum SIFRE needs to maintain general reserves that are sufficient to meet legal liabilities in the event of the SIFRE's dissolution. Based on actual expenditure for 2003 this equates to a desired reserve of £11,646. As at 31st March 2004, the Board has set aside reserves of £10,000.

External Examiner

In accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act 1985 a resolution proposing that Clive Mees be reappointed as external examiner of the Company will be put to the Annual General Meeting.


INDEPENDENT EXAMINER’S REPORT

To the Trustees of The Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource

I report on the accounts of the Trust for the year ended 31 March 2004, which are set out on pages 14 to 17

Respective responsibilities of trustees and examiner:

As the charity’s trustees you are responsible for the preparation of the accounts; you consider that the audit requirement of section 43(2) of the Charities Act 1993 (the Act) does not apply. It is my responsibility to state, on the basis of procedures specified in the General Directions given by the Charity Commissioners under section 43(7)(b) of the Act, whether particular matters have come to my attention.

Basis of independent examiner’s report

My examination was carried out in accordance with the General Directions given by the Charity Commissioners. An examination includes a review of the accounting records kept by the charity and a comparison of the accounts presented with those records. It also includes consideration of any unusual items or disclosures in the accounts, and seeking explanations from you as trustees concerning any such matters. The procedures undertaken do not provide all the evidence that would be required in an audit, and consequently I do not express an audit opinion on the view given by the accounts.

Independent examiner’s statement

In connection with my examination, no matter has come to my attention:

which gives me reasonable cause to believe that in any material respect the requirements

to keep accounting records in accordance with section 41 of the Act; and to prepare accounts which accord with the accounting records and to comply with the accounting requirements of the Act

have not been met; or

to which. in my opinion, attention should be drawn in order to enable a proper understanding of the accounts to be reached.

 

Name:


Relevant professional qualification or body:


Address:


Date:

14th July 2004

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement of Financial Activities (including Income and Expenditure Account)

 

 

 

 

For the period from 1st April 2003 to 31 March 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: The accounting period for 2002/2003 is 1st September 2002 to 31st March 2003

 

INCOMING RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrestricted Funds

 

Restricted Fund (Staff Salaries and Expenses) (Note A)

 

Restricted Fund (Staff Salaries Contingencies) (Note B)

 

Restricted Fund
(EEFA Project) (Note C)

 

Total Funds 2003/2004

 

Total Funds 2002/2003

 

 

 

Note

£.p .

 

£.p .

 

£.p .

 

£.p .

 

£.p .

 

£.p .

 

Donations, grants and similar income

2

59,955.03

 

20,000.00

 

 

 

5,960.00

 

85,915.03

 

50,239.10

 

Activities to further the charities objects:

3

23,550.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23,550.25

 

12,264.26

 

Sundry Income

4

396.72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

396.72

 

180.50

 

Bank Interest

5

304.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

304.51

 

139.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL INCOMING RESOURCES

 

84,206.51

 

20,000.00

 

0.00

 

5,960.00

 

110,166.51

 

62,823.11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESOURCES EXPENDED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charitable expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centre and Office Related Expenditure

6

14,434.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14,434.19

 

10,000.12

 

 

Inter-Faith Events

7

2,068.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,068.13

 

1,286.14

 

 

Other Expenditure

8

2,539.28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,539.28

 

825.85

 

 

Teaching Related Fees and Expenses

9

9,156.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9,156.17

 

6,137.54

 

 

Teaching and Sales Discounts Given

10

712.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

712.00

 

 

 

 

Staff Salaries and Expenses

11

49,452.00

 

12,094.39

 

 

 

 

 

61,546.39

 

30,326.94

 

 

EEFA Expenditure

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,579.19

 

5,579.19

 

7,242.47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL RESOURCES EXPENDED

 

78,361.77

 

12,094.39

 

0.00

 

5,579.19

 

96,035.35

 

55,819.06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOMING RESOURCES (NET INCOME FOR THE YEAR)

 

5,844.74

 

7,905.61

 

 

 

380.81

 

14,131.16

 

7,004.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET MOVEMENT IN FUNDS

 

5,844.74

 

7,905.61

 

0.00

 

380.81

 

14,131.16

 

7,004.05

 

 

Capitalisation of tangible assets

13

1,505.91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,505.91

 

1,049.28

 

 

Movement in saleable capital assets

14

105.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

105.00

 

2,302.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL FUNDS AT 1st APRIL 2003

 

9,236.56

 

4,062.06

 

 

 

2,109.63

 

15,408.25

 

5,052.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSFERS BETWEEN FUNDS

 

 

 

-10,000.00

 

10,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL FUNDS AT 31st MARCH 2004

 

16,692.21

 

1,967.67

 

10,000.00

 

2,490.44

 

31,150.32

 

15,408.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALANCE SHEET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the period from 1st April 2003 to 31 March 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003/2004

 

 

 2002/2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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£.p .

 

£.p .

£.p .

 

 

Tangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible fixed assets

 

13

      2,030.55

 

 

         786.96

 

 

 

 

Other tangible assets (saleable stock)

14

      2,407.54

 

 

      2,302.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debtors and Prepayments

 

15

      4,185.88

 

 

      1,912.13

 

 

 

 

Cash at bank

 

 

 

    24,728.90

 

 

    18,975.72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    28,914.78

 

 

    20,887.85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income received in advance

16

 

 

 

      3,570.75

 

 

 

 

Creditors: amount falling due

17

      2,202.54

 

 

      4,998.35

 

 

 

 

wihin one year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      2,202.54

 

 

      8,569.10

 

 

 

Net assets

 

 

 

 

    31,150.32

 

 

    15,408.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrestricted funds

 

 

    16,692.21

 

 

      9,236.56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restricted Funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Restricted Fund (Staff Salaries and Expenses) (Note A)

      1,967.67

 

 

      4,062.06

 

 

 

 

 Restricted Fund (Staff Salaries Contingencies) (Note B)

    10,000.00

 

 

                -  

 

 

 

 

 Restricted Fund (EEFA Project) (Note C)

 

      2,490.44

 

 

      2,109.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total funds

 

 

 

 

    31,150.32

 

 

    15,408.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Financial Statements were approved by the Board of Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource on 14th June

 

 

and signed on their behalf by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Spettigue - Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Restricted Fund (Staff Salaries and Expenses) represents monies received from Suffolk County

 

 

 

 

Council and used to pay staff salaries and expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Restricted Fund (Staff Salaries Contingencies) constitutes the reserves of SIFRE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has been established by the Board to meet legal liabilities in the event of SIFRE's dissolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Restricted Fund (EEFA Project) represents monies received and used to fund the work of the East

 

 

 

 

of England Faiths Agency Project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Notes forming part of the financial statements for the year 1st April 2003 to 31st March 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

a

The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention in accordance with the Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities (effective March 2000), the Companies Act 1985 and follow the recommendations in Accounting and Reporting by Charities: Statement of Recommended Practice issued in October 2000

 

 

b

Voluntary income is received by way of donations and gifts and is included in full in the Statement of Financial Activities when receivable. The value of services provided by occasional volunteers has not been included.

 

 

c

Grants are recognised in full in the Statement of Financial Activities in the year in which they are receivable.

 

 

d

Incoming resources from sales of books and the Diversity Game and from investments is included when receivable.

 

 

e

Resources expended are recognised in the period in which they are incurred. Resources expended include attributable VAT which cannot be recovered.

 

 

f

Resources expended are allocated to the particular activity where the cost relates directly to that activity. However, the cost of overall direction and administration on each activity, comprising the salary and overhead costs of the central function, is subsumed as office costs.

 

 

g

Depreciation is provided at rates calculated to write off the cost of each asset over its expected useful life, which in all cases is estimated at 4 years. Items of equipment are capitalised where the purchase price exceed £500.

 

 

h

Unrestricted funds are donations and other incoming resources receivable or generated for the objects of the charity without further specified purpose and are available as general funds.

 

 

I

Restricted funds are to be used for specific purposes as laid down by the donor. Expenditure which meets these criteria is charged to the fund, together with a fair allocation of management and support costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Donations, grants and similar income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donations include all monies given to SIFRE together with tax reclaimed under the Gift Aid Scheme

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Donation (Gift Aid) 2003/2004

154.00

 

320.00

 

 

 

 

Donation 2003/2004

90.00

 

813.00

 

 

 

 

Donations

10.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Income - Gift Aid Tax Repayment

338.18

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees and Expenses donated to SIFRE

1,910.85

 

1,365.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,503.03

 

2,498.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant for Staff Salaries and Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are fortunate in that Suffolk County Council now provides us with a grant to enable us to employ staff.

 

 

 

Eventually this will grant will be used to employ a Faiths Officer but in the short term it is being used to support

 

 

an Assistant and to cover the expenses of the Hon Faiths Officer and the Hon Executive Officer.

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Income - Grants for Staff Salaries and Expenses

20,000.00

 

10,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

20,000.00

 

10,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and donations to EEFA Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVER was able, at the start of this year, to make a final payment towards the East of England Faiths Agency

 

 

Project with funds from the East of England Regional Assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Income - Grants for EEFA

5,000.00

 

9,352.10

 

 

 

 

Staff Pay Donated to EEFA

960.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,960.00

 

9,352.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The premises known as The SIFRE Centre are provided by Suffolk College for the use of the Centre.

 

 

 

Suffolk College also provide heating, lighting, water and cleaning.  The amount quoted is an estimate

 

 

 

of the sum of these provisions based on knowledge of the local situation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Faiths Officer and Executive Officer are both full time volunteers.  Their positions would be expected to

 

 

 

command remuneration at around spinal point 34 on the NJC salary scale

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Accommodation

8,000.00

 

4,000.00

 

 

 

 

Staff salaries

49,452.00

 

23,889.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

57,452.00

 

27,889.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donations, grants and similar income

 

85,915.03

 

50,239.10

 

3

Activities to further the charities objects:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Subscriptions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memberships have decreased slightly this year but they still remains healthy.  It is disappointing that the

 

 

 

Faith groups and Schools are not more represented amongst our numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. of Members

No. of Members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Agencies 2003/2004

3

 

1

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Faith Groups 2003/2004

12

 

15

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Schools 2003/2004

5

 

10

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Associates 2003/2004

12

 

22.5

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Associates 2003/2004   (Gift Aid)

24

 

23

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Members 2003/2004

20

 

43.5

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Members 2003/2004   (Gift Aid)

28

 

30

 

 

 

 

Total Membership

104

 

145

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Agencies 2003/2004

60.00

 

20.00

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Faith Groups 2003/2004

240.00

 

300.00

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Schools 2003/2004

100.00

 

200.00

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Associates 2003/2004

120.00

 

225.00

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Associates 2003/2004   (Gift Aid)

240.00

 

230.00

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Members 2003/2004

300.00

 

435.00

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Members 2003/2004   (Gift Aid)

420.00

 

450.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,480.00

 

1,860.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courses used to be a 'bread and butter' activity of SIFRE but over the last years there has been a decline in

 

 

 

the number of individuals who wish to engage in such studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Course Fees - AS Religious Studies

375.00

 

100.00

 

 

 

 

Course Fees - Hebrew

0.00

 

90.00

 

 

 

 

Course Fees - NT Greek

102.50

 

400.00

 

 

 

 

Course Fees - Wednesday Evening Courses

121.25

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

598.75

 

590.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales of Publications and Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern of SIFRE's sales of its resource material have changed over the years.  The two big sellers now

 

 

 

are the Diversity Game and the Inter-Faith Handbook.  Last year SIFRE was supplying stock to the Festival

 

 

 

Shop; this year it is purchasing stock from the Festival Shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Book - Essex Papers

6.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Book - Faiths in Focus

61.00

 

83.00

 

 

 

 

Book - Finding our Way

45.00

 

65.00

 

 

 

 

Book - God's Big Information Book

0.00

 

2.50

 

 

 

 

Book - Poems for Refugees

7.00

 

55.99

 

 

 

 

Book - Sacred Spaces

6.00

 

20.10

 

 

 

 

CD - Poems for Refugees

0.00

 

24.99

 

 

 

 

Faith Resources Booklet - Islam

2.50

 

5.00

 

 

 

 

Faith Resources Booklet - Judaism

0.00

 

2.50

 

 

 

 

Faith Resources Booklet - Sikhism

2.50

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Faith Resources Booklet - The Jews

2.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Game - Diversity (new edition)

1,365.00

 

1,723.60

 

 

 

 

Game - Diversity Playing Mat

1,646.63

 

30.00

 

 

 

 

Inter-Faith Handbook (3rd edition)

3,239.50

 

290.00

 

 

 

 

Sales of Resources

442.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Shap Calendar

0.00

 

24.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,825.13

 

2,327.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities to further the charities objects (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching and Training Related

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last year has seen a great increase in contract training work.  Much of this is centred around our Diversity

 

 

Game. The statutory bodies are now very much involved in Diversity Training with their staff.

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Admin Fees (All Courses)

1,260.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Donations - Youth Work

100.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees (Contract Courses)

8,330.00

 

3,337.50

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees (Leisure Learning)

0.00

 

400.00

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees (Schools)

1,615.00

 

1,495.50

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees (SIFRE Courses)

0.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Tutors' expenses recovered

1,074.99

 

740.94

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,379.99

 

5,973.94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Fees for Inter-Faith Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the last year, SIFRE has been involved in two county events and one borough event.  Various of the

 

 

 

statutory bodies have given small grants to facilitate these happening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Event - Faces of Suffolk

110.75

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Event - On Wings of Peace

0.00

 

1,513.14

 

 

 

 

Event - Outing to Jewish East London

180.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Event - QIFC Conference

1,405.63

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Event - QIFC Conference Fees

570.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,266.38

 

1,513.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities to further the charities objects:

 

23,550.25

 

12,264.26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Sundry Income

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Sundry - Postage and Packaging

396.72

 

180.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

396.72

 

180.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Bank Interest

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Income - Interest on funds in Reserve Account

304.51

 

139.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

304.51

 

139.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All income is derived from and applied to charitable purposes and therefore the surplus is exempt from corporation tax.

 

 

===========================================================================================

 

 

EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of SIFRE's expenditure is related to works and purchases directly related to the objects of the Charity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Centre and Office Related Expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two major items of expenditure relate to purchases connected with the Diversity Game and with the

 

 

 

purchase of two computers and update software for the Centre.  We now have the game made up for us by the

 

 

Festival Shop in Birmingham who sell it on to us at cost.  The new computers and software were necessary

 

 

 

 to allow us to remain compatible with those we work with!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Accommodation related costs

78.91

 

298.00

 

 

 

 

Games - Components for Diversity

1,355.47

 

2,295.26

 

 

 

 

Membership Fees / Subscriptions

339.63

 

113.38

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Equipment

2,008.67

 

195.63

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Photocopying

434.40

 

561.56

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Postage

425.73

 

427.03

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Stationery

843.61

 

1,124.87

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Telephone

685.45

 

670.57

 

 

 

 

Staff Expenses

 

 

51.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,171.87

 

5,737.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible expenses

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Accommodation

8,000.00

 

4,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,000.00

 

4,000.00

 

 

Depreciation of tangible assets

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

IT equipment

262.32

 

262.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

262.32

 

262.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centre and Office Related Expenditure

 

14,434.19

 

10,000.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Inter-Faith Events

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Event - Faces of Suffolk

88.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Events - Coach Trips

186.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Events - On Wings of Peace

0.00

 

1,286.14

 

 

 

 

Events - QIFC Conference

1,794.13

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,068.13

 

1,286.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Other Expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were able to pay for the production of the latest edition of the Inter-Faith Handbook from our own funds.

 

 

 

We are already preparing to produce our next edition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Advertising

0.00

 

11.75

 

 

 

 

Books and Resources

162.47

 

113.55

 

 

 

 

Hospitality

154.46

 

126.75

 

 

 

 

Printing - IFHB

1,851.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Publishing related costs

0.00

 

253.50

 

 

 

 

Purchase of Resource Materials

17.80

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Staff Conference Fees

 

 

270.00

 

 

 

 

Previous Years' Income Written Off (Invoices)

293.55

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memberships unpaid and written off 2002/2003

45.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Sundry Items

15.00

 

13.32

 

 

 

 

Tax

 

 

36.98

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,539.28

 

825.85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Teaching Related Fees and Expenses

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Gross Expenses Due

1,358.62

 

983.94

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees (Contract Courses)

6,170.05

 

2,226.60

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees (Leisure Learning)

22.50

 

622.50

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees (Schools)

1,080.00

 

1,142.00

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees (SIFRE Courses)

525.00

 

1,162.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

9,156.17

 

6,137.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Teaching and Sales Discounts Given

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If SIFRE's clients / customers are unable to pay for our services we negotiate an acceptable cost.   We also

 

 

 

boxes of the Inter-Faith Handbook at a discount and we supply games components to the Festival Shop at cost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts

0.00

 

132.50

 

 

 

 

Pro Bono work

712.00

 

526.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

712.00

 

658.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Staff Salaries and Expenses

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

Staff Conference Fees

246.50

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Staff Conference Fees

171.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Conference Travel

104.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Staff Expenses

45.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

Staff Expenses

971.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIFRE NI Payment to HMIT

662.84

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Salaries (intangible expenditure)

49,452.00

 

23,889.00