Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource

 

ANNUAL REPORT
FOR 2004 – 2005

 

TO BE PRESENTED AT THE

 

ELEVENTH
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OF MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY

 

ON MONDAY 18th JULY 2005
AT 7.00 PM
AT
SUFFOLK COLLEGE   ROPE WALK
IPSWICH   IP4 1LT



ELEVENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF SUFFOLK INTER FAITH RESOURCE
AT SUFFOLK COLLEGE
ON MONDAY 18th JULY 2005
AT 7.00 PM

AGENDA

1.    Welcome to Guests of the Company

2.    Apologies for absence

3.    Chairman's opening remarks

4.    Minutes of the Tenth AGM held on 19th July 2004

5.    Matters arising

6.    Chairman's Report

7.    Treasurer's Report and presentation of the accounts for 2004-2005

8.    Appointment of Examiner of Accounts for 2005-2006

9.    Election of Board Members

Of the Board's 7 members, 2 have to be (re-)appointed at the AGM.
The Candidates are:
a) Those who have stood down and wish to seek re-election:
Adrianus van Helvert and John Leming are required to stand down and John Leming has agreed to seek re-election.
a) Those who have been co-opted to the Board in the year:
Sujata Gathani was co-opted to the Board in the year and her appointment will need confirming by the meeting
c) Other nominations received by the Company Secretary

10.  Any other Business

11.  Date of next AGM (17th July 2006)

After the close of the AGM there will be two or three ‘spot talks’.

 

The AGM will be followed by
A GARDEN PARTY
at the SIFRE CENTRE.
Please make your way to the Centre at the close of the AGM.


SUFFOLK INTER-FAITH RESOURCE

MINUTES OF THE TENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

HELD IN LECTURE THEATRE ONE OF SUFFOLK COLLEGE

AT 7.00PM ON JULY 19 2004

Present.

Members:
Shpetim Alimeta; Penny Blakemore (Hon Deputy Faiths Officer, BSE); Cynthia Capey (Hon Faiths Officer); David Capey (Hon Executive Officer); John Gibbins; John Gibbs; Dave Haskins; John Leming; Wendy Mulford-Bevan; Cliff Reed (Hon President); Terry Smith (Hon Chairman); Martin Spettigue (Hon Company Secretary and Treasurer); Michael Stagg; Elizabeth Sugarman; Richard Togher.

Associates:
Ann Barbanell; Yvonne Catchpole; Patricia Grimsey; Rosemary Pickering; Barbara Richardson-Todd; Elizabeth Watthews.

 

Affiliate Group Representatives:
Paul Butters (Age Concern); Margaret Condick (Churches Together in Suffolk); Leonora Claxton (Seventh Day Adventist Church); Shiva Cooper (Baha'is of Ipswich); Jean Gittens (Seventh Day Adventist Church); Peggy Heim (Ipswich Methodist Circuit); Robin Herne (Ipswich Pagan Council); Prabjot Kaur (Guru Nanak Gurdwara); Maurice Lake (Coastal Homeless Action Group); Laurie Manning (Ipswich Pagan Council); Graham Rendle (West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust Hospital Chaplaincy); Deloreta Williams (Seventh Day Adventist Church); Andy Yacoub (Suffolk County Council); Jnanamitra Emmett (Ipswich Buddhist Group).

 

Staff and Visitors:
Gita Banerji (Assistant to the Faiths Officer); Derek Barbanell; Sujata Gathani (Suffolk Carers); Peter Haystead (Suffolk Police), Pam Littlejohn; Sejal Patel; Rosemary Pickering.

 

1.    Welcome.
The Chairman welcomed all Members, Associates, Affiliate Representatives and guests who had given up a wonderful summer evening to attend the meeting.  He then asked the President, Revd Cliff Reed, to chair the meeting.

2.    Apologies.
Apologies for absence were received from:
Sister Barbara (Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia) (Affiliate Group); Dharmacarini Dhammapattiya (Ipswich Buddhist Group) (Affiliate Group); Peter Mortimer (St Eds and Ips Anglican Diocese) (Affiliate Group); Rose Norgate (Baha'is of Waveney) (Affiliate Group); Dayasara  (Affiliate Group); Jim Dalgleish (Associate); Harriet Frazer (Associate); Bernard Jasper (Associate); Sophie Pryor (Associate); Sushil Soni (Associate); Ray Trudgian (Associate); Penny Breakwell (Ipswich Borough Council) (Friend); Carmel Briggs (Friend); Jane Chevous (Friend); Robert Hercock (Friend); Andrew Payne (Friend); Tony Ranzetta (Friend); Jill Stewart (Suffolk County Council) (Friend); John Brentnall (Member); David Gedge (Member); Zarreen Jahanpour (Member); Mary Mills (Member); Margaret Nelson (Member); John Rudge (Member); Adrianus van Helvert (Member); Touch Malefo (Tutor); Bhupindar Singh Sually (Tutor).

3.    Board Chairman’s Opening Remarks.
The Chairman reminded everyone about the Garden Party after the AGM.

4.    Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 14th July 2003.
The minutes of the Annual General Meeting, held on 14th July 2003 had been previously circulated to Members and were available for Associates, Affiliate Group Representatives and Friends at the meeting.  Elizabeth Sugarman proposed and John Leming seconded the proposal that they be accepted as a true record of the meeting.  The meeting unanimously agreed that they be accepted and they were signed by the President.

5.    Matters Arising.
Cynthia Capey referred to item 11 re last year’s trip to the Jewish East End of London.  she reported that details of this year’s event were now known and Elizabeth Sugarman was arranging the outing.

6.    The Chairman of the Board's Report.
The Chairman referred the meeting to the Report of the Trustee Directors.  He commented that after attending national inter-faith meetings, he was aware that SIFRE was leading the way.  He was aware that SIFRE was in danger of becoming a victim of its own success; it is getting involved in more and more work outside the county and this needs monitoring.  SIFRE was established to serve Suffolk – these are exciting times and the Board has to look carefully at the way forward.  SIFRE is successful with Diversity Training and the Diversity Game and the Inter-Faith Handbook are selling well.  Two copies of the game have gone to groups in the US and many have been sold around the UK.  SIFRE’s expertise is recognised and it is constantly being requested for help and advice.
The chairman then referred to SIFRE’s sadness at the death earlier this year of Azizur Rahman; he will be greatly missed.  He then asked the meeting to share in a minute’s silence for private reflection.  Cynthia Capey added that Aziz was a founder member of SIFRE.  He shared his vulnerability as well as his knowledge.  He saw that working in inter-faith is not about waving one’s own flag but about coming together to purify and enrich one’s own position.  Azizur Rahman was a man of integrity and of faith.
The chairman then expressed thanks to all who work for SIFRE and especially to Cynthia and David and to Gita at the Centre and to the Deputy Faiths Officers, Penny and Rose.
The President added to the thanks and included thanks to the Chairman.

The Chairman invited questions and comments: Cynthia reported that a highlight of the year was the establishment of a Multi-Faith Quiet Room at West Suffolk Hospital.  This was the result of much sensitive work by the Chaplain and his advisers.  The secret of the success of the Quiet Room is that it is empty; each faith has a box of items which can be set up for worship in the room and put away afterwards.


7.    Treasurer’s Report.
The Treasurer referred to the Report of the Trustee Directors which includes the Accounts for the previous year.  He reported that these now conform to the requirements of the Charity Commission and take note of capitalised items such as computers and stock.  The extensive notes on the accounts are self-explanatory.  The right hand column of the Statement of Financial Activities records the totals of transaction for the previous period which was of 6 rather than 12 months.  He noted the substantial donation of earnings by SIFRE’s tutors, the purchase of new computers for the Centre, the sale of the game and books and drew attention to the intangible income / expenditure relating to staff time (Hon Faiths Officer and Hon Executive Officer) and to the accommodation provided by Suffolk College.  He acknowledged the £20k annual grant from Suffolk County Council which was intended to enable SIFRE to employ a Faiths Officer and Executive Officer and is presently being used to fund the Assistant to the Faiths Officer post and to build up the staff contingency reserve fund.
Asked about intangible income and expenditure, the Treasurer explained that the Charity Commissioners require the accounts to reflect the true cost of running the charity and the income accounts include a sum for the rental of the accommodation and for the salaries of the honorary officers and the expenditure account includes identical sums for these items.
The Chairman reminded the meeting that the Members of the Company had to accept the Report of the Trustee Directors.  John Gibbs and David Haskins proposed and seconded the proposal that the Report be accepted.  All were in favour.

8.    Appointment of Examiner of Accounts for 2004-2005.
David Capey proposed that Clive Mees be appointed.  This was seconded by Loris Squirrell and the Members unanimously accepted the proposal.  David then asked the meeting to endorse his gratitude to Clive Mees for undertaking the task.

9.    Election of Board Members.
The Chairman explained that the Memorandum and Articles of the Company now require two members of the Board to stand down.  Terry Smith and Margaret Nelson were standing down and Terry was willing to seek re-election. Martin Spettigue and John Gibbs proposed and seconded the proposal to re-appoint Terry Smith.  The meeting endorsed this proposal.
No other candidates and were proposed and the meeting expressed its agreement to the proposal that the Board seek to fill the post by co-option at a later date.

10. Any other business.
Gita Banerji informed the meeting that they would meet Andrew, a Prince’s Trust work experience person, at the Garden Party.  Wendy Mulford-Bevan mentioned that she had brought Mohamed, an asylum seeker, to the meeting.  David Capey asked the meeting to take note of 9 bookcases which were now unwanted and are free to anyone who provides their own transport.
Cynthia asked for feedback about SIFRE’s programme of events.  She gave a snapshot of events planned for the coming year and asked members for their suggestions / reactions.  Robin Herne preferred one off events to series.  Penny Blakemore gave an indication of the activities being planned for the Bury St Edmunds SIFRE Circle.  Margaret Condick noted that the Dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral was working with SIFRE to promote Christian Muslim understanding and she would think about ways of getting Churches Together in Suffolk involved.
Andy Yacoub, Diversity Manager of SCC, noted that Churches Together UK was promoting accessibility concerns to its members.  He asked SIFRE to encourage other faith groups to take note.  He suggested that in some cases there may be financial help.

11. Date of next meeting.
It was agreed that the date of the next AGM would be on Monday 18th July 2005.

The meeting concluded at 7.53pm.


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 library and resource centre, an office, and a meeting 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 2004 - 2005 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 2004 - 2005

The Board of Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource (SIFRE) is pleased to present its Report and Financial Statement for the year ending 31st March 2005.

Objects

The purpose of the charity is to advance public knowledge and understanding of the teachings, beliefs, traditions and practices 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 – Terry Smith, Chairman of the Board

The past year has truly been a year of consolidation, growth and innovation.  SIFRE has gone from strength to strength building on past successes.  Continuing development within our Faiths Forum has seen venues as diverse as the new Crown Court House in Ipswich and Bridge Woods on the outskirts of the town.  The game Diversity, now with a modified playing mat, continues to blaze a trail through our community, and many other communities beyond Suffolk’s boundaries.  The SIFRE Faiths Handbook has been reviewed and updated.  The exhibition ‘Faces of Suffolk’ is still being displayed at various conferences and functions and is still inspiring discussion.  Our staffing levels have grown during the past year, we now have Judy Hardy and Elahe Mojdehi working with us as part time Community Liaison Officers.  These posts help us to maximise SIFRE’s effectiveness within the greater community.  I would like, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, and personally, to thank both Elahe and Judy for their hard work in rising to the challenge of these new posts.  The SIFRE Circles at both Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft have flourished, our thanks must go out to Liz Pichon in Bury St Edmunds and Rose Norgate in Lowestoft for their hard work and perseverance.  This year has also seen our first conference in Lowestoft, which I am very glad to report was a resounding success.  Also with regard to growth, I can report that SIFRE in conjunction with Diocesan and Cathedral staff has successfully facilitated extensive and developing Muslim/Christian dialogue within the county.  We have also provided seminars speakers for Ipswich Borough Council as well as for Bury St Edmunds Borough Council.  Probation Service Training is another area SIFRE’s Expertise is now embracing.  Very excitingly we have seen collaboration between SIFRE and local Artist Jane Timmins result in Masks of Faith, a remarkable piece of modern art that has graced several SIFRE events.  A grateful thank you must be passed on to Jane who has given of her time freely to be on hand to talk about this piece of Art.  Let us not forget the hard work of Cynthia and David Capey whose tireless work within interfaith is truly remarkable.  Also Gita Banerji must be thanked for her hard work during the past 12 months.  With regard to the way forward it is important for all of us to be aware of the progress of the 21’st Century, we must wholeheartedly be prepared to embrace the challenges that present themselves.  We must never lose sight of our original objectives.  Unfortunately it is still on the agenda of some to sow the seeds of bigotry and prejudice The shadow of terrorism also aims to pervert our view, we must be resolute, it is our responsibility not only to rise above this and to educate, but to be a safe harbour for those of faith (whatever that faith maybe) for whom prejudice is a regular hazard.  May one of our greatest strengths be our fellowship and camaraderie.  I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Board to wish you all well for the year ahead

A fortnight in SIFRE – Cynthia Capey, Hon Faiths Officer of SIFRE

It is difficult to convey what SIFRE’s work entails on a daily basis so I thought I would highlight some of our public activities over the last fortnight.  We only had a few school bookings because we are near the end of the school year.  General administration and future planning were taking place as usual, enquiries were being dealt with, annual accounts were being prepared and the Board met twice.

Friday 1st July

q  Hamlesh Soni gave a talk on Hinduism to a class at Ipswich High School.

q  Elizabeth Sugarman, Elahe Mojdehi and Prabjot Kaur attended an RE conference.

Monday 4th July

q  Cynthia, Bhupindar, Robin, Elizabeth, Dave Haskins, Elahe and Judy did a Diversity training day for 70 Suffolk College HE and business support staff.

q  Geoffrey Brogden (Quaker) gave a talk at a day centre at Wickham Market

q  SIFRE Board had its pre-AGM meeting.

Tuesday 5th July

q  Cynthia facilitated Diversity for 4 groups of 6th formers from Romford on retreat at Ditchingham.

q  Geoffrey Brogden gave a talk to a Felixstowe day-care centre for the elderly.

q  Richard Togher represented SIFRE at a meeting of residents of Alexandra Ward.

q  Cynthia and David attended AGM of Norwich CCJ.  Cynthia gave the address.

Wednesday 6th July

q  SIFRE ran a whole day public conference at Lowestoft College on “Who are our neighbours?”  Many SIFRE tutors were on duty.  It was exciting and exhausting.

Thursday 7th July

q  Cynthia led a session of Diversity at Witham for Essex Probation Service.

q  Judy, Elahe, Richard and Cynthia had a meeting with English Heritage.

q  The terrorist attacks.  We were due to discuss SIFRE’s involvement in the emergency plans for Suffolk with church representatives that very afternoon.

Friday 8th July

q  Cynthia and others connected to SIFRE attended an emergency meeting for community link people at Police HQ at Martlesham.  Jeremy Pembroke, the new leader of the County Council promised SIFRE his full support.

Sunday 10th July

q  Liz. Pichon, Elizabeth Sugarman, Peter Watson, David and Cynthia attended the VE/VJ celebrations in Bury Cathedral.  At the reception the idea of a children’s party was suggested by Jeremy Pembroke and he asked us to help arrange it.

q  Liz, David and Cynthia attended a West Suffolk Hospital chaplaincy party.

Monday 11th July

q  General end of year tidying up took place at the SIFRE Centre

q  Elahe and Cynthia were interviewed by a reporter from the Advertiser.

q  Gita attended a meeting of the inter-agency Traveller Support Group.


Tuesday 12th July

q  A 6th form conference at Mildenhall College was led by Graciano Masauso, Ralph Crashaw and Margaret Nelson on the theme of Human Rights.

q  West Suffolk Hospital Chaplaincy Support Group involved Liz and others.

q  Verna and Richard developed plans for Religious Heritage Walks round Ipswich.

Wednesday 13th July

q  Police Probationer training involving Dave Haskins took place.

q  Liz Pichon met with Mike Dawson from St. Edmundsbury Borough Council.

q  Anglia TV filmed Mojlum Khan, Cliff Reed and Cynthia at the SIFRE Centre.

q  SAVO AGM was attended by David and Cynthia.

q  Bhupindar went to Dickleburgh school to talk about Sikhism.

Thursday 14th July

q  A press Conference at Suffolk College was co-arranged and attended by SIFRE,

q  University of Suffolk information meeting for local faiths and religious leaders,

q  Police Probationer Community Training was facilitated by SIFRE,

q  A meeting at SIFRE Centre for Anglican Bishops with Cliff Reed and local Muslims was facilitated by Cynthia.

Friday 15th July

q  Cynthia attended a meeting of the Refugee Strategic Implementation Group.

q  Elahe was teaching in the SIFRE Centre.  Gita and Cynthia were progressing plans for the inter-faith children’s party on behalf of the County Council.

We are deeply saddened by the recent horrors and are determined that SIFRE will do all in its power to continue foster good relationships and deepen understanding, both in a quiet way and in the public domain

We will be sending a Muslim and a Christian together to open the County Council meeting next week.  We also hope to do the same for the meeting of the Ipswich Borough Council at the end of the month.

Funding

SIFRE continues to have a significant income from membership fees but as always these are largely consumed by the cost of mailing.  Our Honorary Faiths Officer and Executive Officer continue to be engaged on SIFRE activities full time plus and as the years go by they become increasingly aware of their mortality!  They have continued to advise the Board that SIFRE must make provision for the employment of salaried persons to take over their roles at some time in the not too distant future.  SIFRE is in receipt of an annual grant from Suffolk County Council and this year the Board reviewed the charges it makes for the services it provides to its vast range of clients. It will continue to do this on an annual basis with the intention that it will eventually be able to generate much of the further £40,000 per annum it will need before if can contemplate making salaried appointments.

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 2004 - 2005

David Haskins

(Appointed 29th October 2002)

John Leming

(Appointed 29th October 2002)

Sujata Gathani

(Co-opted 17th January 2005)

Terry Smith

(Appointed 19th July 2004)

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, three part time salaried staff who work 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

Community Liaison Officer

Judy Hardy

Community Liaison Officer

Elahe Mojdehi

Hon Faiths Officer (Bury St Edmunds)

Liz Pichon

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.

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 2004-2005 this equates to a desired reserve of £12,217. As at 31st March 2005, the Board has set aside reserves of £20,000.

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 2005, which are set out on the following pages.

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:                            



 

 

 

 

Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement of Financial Activies (including Income and Expenditure Account)

 

 

 

 

 

For the period from 1st April 2004 to 31 March 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 2004/2005

 

Total Funds 2003/2004

 

 

 

Note

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INCOMING RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donations, grants and similar income

2

10,909.19

 

23,398.89

 

 

 

1,667.57

 

35,975.65

 

36,463.03

 

Activities to further the charities objects:

3

24,565.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24,565.04

 

23,550.25

 

Sundry Income

4

301.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

301.05

 

396.72

 

Bank Interest

5

594.61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

594.61

 

304.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL INCOMING RESOURCES

 

36,369.89

 

23,398.89

 

0.00

 

1,667.57

 

61,436.35

 

60,714.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESOURCES EXPENDED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charitable expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centre and Office Related Expenditure

6

14,140.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14,140.30

 

14,434.19

 

 

Inter-Faith Events

7

250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

250.00

 

2,068.13

 

 

Other Expenditure

8

1,627.62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,627.62

 

2,539.28

 

 

Teaching Related Fees and Expenses

9

12,172.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,172.75

 

9,156.17

 

 

Teaching and Sales Discounts Given

10

1,837.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,837.90

 

712.00

 

 

Staff Salaries and Expenses

11

0.00

 

18,060.55

 

 

 

 

 

18,060.55

 

12,094.39

 

 

EEFA Expenditure

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

782.25

 

782.25

 

5,579.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL RESOURCES EXPENDED

 

30,028.57

 

18,060.55

 

0.00

 

782.25

 

48,871.37

 

46,583.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOMING RESOURCES  (NET INCOME FOR THE YEAR)

 

6,341.32

 

5,338.34

 

 

 

885.32

 

12,564.98

 

14,131.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET MOVEMENT IN FUNDS

 

6,341.32

 

5,338.34

 

0.00

 

885.32

 

12,564.98

 

14,131.16

 

 

Capitalisation of tangible assets

13

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.00

 

1,505.91

 

 

Movement in saleable capital assets

14

-976.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-976.17

 

105.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL FUNDS AT 1st APRIL 2004

 

16,692.21

 

1,967.67

 

10,000.00

 

2,490.44

 

31,150.32

 

15,408.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSFERS BETWEEN FUNDS

 

-3,000.00

 

-7,000.00

 

10,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL FUNDS AT 31st MARCH 2005

 

19,057.36

 

306.01

 

20,000.00

 

3,375.76

 

42,739.13

 

31,150.32


 

 

 

Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALANCE SHEET

For the period from 1st April 2004 to 31 March 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004/2005

 

 

 2003/2004

 

 

 

 

 

Note

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£.p .

£.p .

 

£.p .

£.p .

Tangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible fixed assets

 

13

      1,391.75

 

 

      2,030.55

 

 

Other tangible assets (saleable stock)

14

      1,431.37

 

 

      2,407.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debtors and Prepayments

 

15

      5,783.53

 

 

      4,185.88

 

 

Cash at bank

 

 

 

    37,814.63

 

 

    24,728.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    43,598.16

 

 

    28,914.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income received in advance

16

                 -  

 

 

                -  

 

 

Creditors: amount falling due

17

      3,682.15

 

 

      2,202.54

 

 

wihin one year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      3,682.15

 

 

      2,202.54

 

Net assets

 

 

 

 

    42,739.13

 

 

    31,150.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrestricted funds

 

 

    19,057.36

 

 

    16,692.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restricted Funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

         306.01

 

 

      1,967.67

 

 

 Restricted Fund (Staff Salaries Contingencies) (Note B)

    20,000.00

 

 

    10,000.00

 

 

 Restricted Fund (EEFA Project) (Note C)

 

      3,375.76

 

 

      2,490.44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total funds

 

 

 

 

    42,739.13

 

 

    31,150.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the year ending 31st March 2005, the company was entitled to claim exemption under section 249A(1) of the Companies Act 1985.  No members have

required the company to obtain an audit of its accounts for the year in question in accordance with section 249B(2).  The directors acknowledge their

responsibility for : i) Ensuring the company keeps accounting records which comply with section 221; and ii) Preparing accounts which give a true and fair

view of the state of affairs of the company as at the end of its profit and loss for the financial year in accordance with section 226, and which otherwise

comply with the requirements of the Companies Act relating to account, so far as applicable to the company.

 

These Financial Statements were approved by the Board of Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource on 4th July

and signed on their behalf by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 2004 to 31st March 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Associates Donation

         10.00

 

         35.00

 

 

 

 

 

Members Donations

               -  

 

         55.00

 

 

 

 

 

Associates Donations (Gift Aid)

         45.00

 

         35.00

 

 

 

 

 

Members Donations (Gift Aid)

         94.00

 

       119.00

 

 

 

 

 

Donations (General)

       362.00

 

         10.00

 

 

 

 

 

Donations - Schools

               -  

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Donations AAs

               -  

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Donations to SIFRE

               -  

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Income - Gift Aid Tax Repayment

       229.59

 

       338.18

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME / EXPENSES DONATED TO OTHER CHARITY

               -  

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Income/expenses donated to SIFRE

    2,168.60

 

    1,910.85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    2,909.19

 

    2,503.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

We are also in receipt of a grant from Suffolk Constabulary to fund the work of one of our Community Liaison  Officers

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Income - Grants for Staff Salaries and Expenses

  20,500.00

 

  20,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Time Contracted Out

       898.89

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Support Grants for E Mojdehi

    2,000.00

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  23,398.89

 

  20,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and donations to EEFA Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

 

Donations to EEFA

       248.00

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Income - Grants, Fees etc for EEFA

       571.08

 

    5,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Income/expenses donated to EEFA

       848.49

 

       960.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    1,667.57

 

    5,960.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Accommodation

8,000.00

 

8,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,000.00

 

8,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donations, grants and similar income

 

35,975.65

 

36,463.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Activities to further the charities objects:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Subscriptions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memberships have increased slightly this year but we hope to improve on this even more next year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. of Members

 

No. of Members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Subscriptions - Affiliate Agencies

11

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Faith Groups

15

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Schools

16

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Associates

14

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Associates (Gift Aid)

29

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Members

12

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Members (Gift Aid)

38

 

28

 

 

 

 

 

Total Membership

135

 

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Subscriptions (Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

 Subscriptions - Affiliate Agencies

       220.00

 

         60.00

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Faith Groups

       300.00

 

       240.00

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Schools

       320.00

 

       100.00

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Associates

       140.00

 

       120.00

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Associates (Gift Aid)

       290.00

 

       240.00

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Members

       180.00

 

       300.00

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Members (Gift Aid)

       570.00

 

       420.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    2,020.00

 

    1,480.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

         20.00

 

       375.00

 

 

 

 

 

Course Fees - Hebrew

               -  

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Course Fees - NT Greek

               -  

 

       102.50

 

 

 

 

 

Course Fees - Wednesday Evening Courses

               -  

 

       121.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.00

 

598.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities to further the charities objects (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales of Publications and Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

the Diversity Game and the Inter-Faith Handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Book - Children of Abraham

           3.50

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Book - Essex Papers

               -  

 

           6.00

 

 

 

 

 

Book - Faiths in Focus

           6.00

 

         61.00

 

 

 

 

 

Book - Finding our Way

           6.00

 

         45.00

 

 

 

 

 

Book - God's Big Information Book

               -  

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Book - Poems for Refugees

         12.00

 

           7.00

 

 

 

 

 

Book - Sacred Spaces

           9.00

 

           6.00

 

 

 

 

 

Booklet - What do the faiths

         50.00

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

CD - Poems for Refugees

         33.00

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Resources Booklet - Islam

               -  

 

           2.50

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Resources Booklet - Judaism

           1.00

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Resources Booklet - Sikhism

               -  

 

           2.50

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Resources Booklet - The Jews

           1.00

 

           2.00

 

 

 

 

 

Game - Diversity (new edition)

    1,080.00

 

    1,365.00

 

 

 

 

 

Game - Diversity Playing Mat

       480.00

 

    1,646.63

 

 

 

 

 

Inter-Faith Handbook (3rd edition)

    3,801.00

 

    3,239.50

 

 

 

 

 

Sales of Resources

               -  

 

       442.00

 

 

 

 

 

Shap Calendar

         11.00

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    5,493.50

 

    6,825.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

               -  

 

       155.00

 

 

 

 

 

Booking Fees (All Courses)

    1,680.00

 

    1,105.00

 

 

 

 

 

Donations - Youth Work

               -  

 

       100.00

 

 

 

 

 

Resources costs recovered

         88.12

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Sundry - Travelling Expenses Reclaimed

       201.50

 

         71.00

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees - Contract Courses

       110.00

 

    2,310.00

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees (Contract Courses)

    8,689.35

 

    6,020.00

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees (Leisure Learning)

               -  

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees (Schools)

    3,005.24

 

    1,615.00

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees (SIFRE Courses)

       176.32

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Premises Hire Fee

    1,094.26

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Tutors' expenses recovered

    1,736.75

 

    1,003.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  16,781.54

 

  12,379.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Fees for Inter-Faith Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIFRE has not been engaged in any costly inter-faith events during this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Event - Faces of Suffolk

               -  

 

       110.75

 

 

 

 

 

Event - Outing to Jewish East London

               -  

 

       180.00

 

 

 

 

 

Event - QIFC Conference

               -  

 

    1,405.63

 

 

 

 

 

Event - QIFC Conference Fees

               -  

 

       570.00

 

 

 

 

 

Event - South African Celebration

       250.00

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

250.00

 

2,266.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities to further the charities objects:

 

24,565.04

 

23,550.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Sundry Income

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Sundry - Postage and Packaging

       301.05

 

       396.72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

301.05

 

396.72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Bank Interest

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Income - Interest on funds in Reserve Account

       594.61

 

       304.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

594.61

 

304.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Accommodation related costs

       217.00

 

         78.91

 

 

 

 

 

Centre Related Purchases

       505.02

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Games - Components for Diversity

       258.80

 

    1,355.47

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Fees / Subscriptions

       408.00

 

       339.63

 

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Equipment

       199.53

 

    2,008.67

 

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Photocopying

       559.41

 

       434.40

 

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Postage

       287.13

 

       425.73

 

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Stationery

    1,335.43

 

       843.61

 

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Telephone

    1,091.29

 

       685.45

 

 

 

 

 

Office Costs -Consumables

       639.89

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,501.50

 

6,171.87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible expenses

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Accommodation

8,000.00

 

8,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,000.00

 

8,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation of tangible assets

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

IT equipment

638.80

 

262.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

638.80

 

262.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centre and Office Related Expenditure

 

14,140.30

 

14,434.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Inter-Faith Events

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Event - Faces of Suffolk

               -  

 

         88.00

 

 

 

 

 

Events - African Caribbean Evening

       250.00

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Events - Coach Trips

               -  

 

       186.00

 

 

 

 

 

Events - QIFC Conference

               -  

 

    1,794.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

250.00

 

2,068.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Other Expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Advertising

       655.79

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Books and Resources

       132.75

 

       162.47

 

 

 

 

 

Hospitality

       721.08

 

       154.46

 

 

 

 

 

Memberships umpaid and written off 2003/2004

 

 

         45.00

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Years' Income Written Off (Invoices)

           4.00

 

       293.55

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Years' Income Written Off (Training)

         46.00

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Printing - IFHB

               -   

 

    1,851.00

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of Resource Materials

               -  

 

         17.80

 

 

 

 

 

Sundry Items

         68.00

 

         15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,627.62

 

2,539.28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Teaching Related Fees and Expenses

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Gross Expenses Due

    2,405.01

 

    1,358.62

 

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees - Training

               -  

 

       108.80

 

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees (Contract Courses)

    7,177.74

 

    6,061.25

 

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees (Leisure Learning)

               -   

 

         22.50

 

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees (Schools)

    2,590.00

 

    1,080.00

 

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees (SIFRE Courses)

               -  

 

       525.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  12,172.75

 

    9,156.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 sell

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Discounts

    1,295.00

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Pro Bono work

       542.90

 

       712.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    1,837.90

 

       712.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Staff Salaries and Expenses

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

 

SIFRE NI Payment to HMIT

       877.95

 

       662.84

 

 

 

 

 

SIFRE Pension Scheme Contributions

               -  

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Trustees' Expenses

         78.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Conference Fees

       210.75

 

       418.40

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Conference Travel

         76.70

 

       104.00

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Contract Fees

       598.32

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Expenses

               -  

 

         45.00

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Expenses

    2,244.60

 

       971.35

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Pay

    1,000.00

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Salaries

  12,974.23

 

    9,892.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  18,060.55

 

  12,094.39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No employees earned more than £30000 in the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two full time volunteers and one 4/5 time salaried staff were employed throughout the year

 

 

 

 

Two 2/7 time salaried staff were employed from January 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trustee Directors received no remuneration for services provided during the year but were reimbursed for

 

 

 

out of pocket expenses in relation to services they provided (2 Trustees received a total of £78.00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

EEFA Expenditure

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

EEFA Expenses

               -  

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

EEFA Related Expenditure

         60.00

 

       884.40

 

 

 

 

 

EEFA Related Expenses

       722.25

 

    1,034.82

 

 

 

 

 

EEFA Salaries

               -  

 

    3,659.97

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       782.25

 

    5,579.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Tangible fixed assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only tangible fixed assets of SIFRE relate to its IT equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

As at 1st April 2004

    2,555.19

 

    1,049.28

 

 

 

 

 

Additions in the year

 

 

    1,505.91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    2,555.19

 

    2,555.19

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

As at 1st April 2004

       524.64

 

       262.32

 

 

 

 

 

Charge for the year

       638.80

 

       262.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    1,163.44

 

       524.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net book value at 31st March 2004

 

    2,030.55

 

       786.96

 

 

 

 

Net book value at 31st March 2005

 

    1,391.75

 

    2,030.55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Saleable Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Diversity Game

The Game Mat

IFHB (2nd Edition)

IFHB (3rd Edition)

Faiths in Focus

Finding Our Way

 

 

Stock as at 1st April 2004

36

23

100

2397

291

99

 

 

Stock added in the year

18

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Total stock for year

54

23

100

2397

291

99

 

 

Sold in 2004 - 2005

36

16

0

1086

2

2

 

 

Stock as at 1st April 2005

18

7

100

1311

289

97

 

 

 

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

Purchase price of stock 2003 -2004

14.10

13.51

0.00

0.50

1.00

1.00

 

 

Purchase price of stock 2004 -2005

14.10

19.39

0.00

0.50

1.00

 £       1.00

 

 

Selling price of stock 2004 - 2005

30.00

30.00

2.50

3.50

3.00

 £       3.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost value of stock as at 1st April 2004

507.60

310.79

0.00

1,199.15

291.00

99.00

 

 

Cost value of stock added in the year

253.80

135.13

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

 

Cost value of total stock for year

761.40

445.91

0.00

1,199.15

291.00

99.00

 

 

Possible gross income from sales in 2004 - 2005

1,080.00

480.00

0.00

3,801.00

6.00

6.00

 

 

Samples, Gifts and Discounts

0.00

0.00

0.00

555.50

3.00

0.00

 

 

Actual gross income from sales in 2004 - 2005

1,080.00

480.00

0.00

3,245.50

3.00

6.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost value of stock sold in 2004 - 2005

507.60

310.20

0.00

543.29

2.00

2.00

 

 

Possible net income from sales in 2004 - 2005

572.40

169.80

0.00

3,257.71

4.00

4.00

 

 

Actual net income from sales in 2004 - 2005

572.40

169.80

0.00

2,702.21

1.00

4.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost value of stock as at 1st April 2005

253.80

135.71

0.00

655.85

289.00

97.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of movement of saleable stock

£ . p

 

£ . p

 

 

 

 

 

Cost value of stock as at 31st March 2004

2,407.54

 

2,302.54

 

 

 

 

 

Cost value of stock added in the year

388.93

 

2,556.00

 

 

 

 

 

Cost value of total stock for year

2,796.46

 

4,858.54

 

 

 

 

 

Possible gross income from sales in 2004 - 2005

5,373.00

 

8,517.50

 

 

 

 

 

Samples, Gifts and Discounts

558.50

 

2,160.37

 

 

 

 

 

Actual gross income from sales in 2004 - 2005

4,814.50

 

6,357.13

 

 

 

 

 

Cost value of stock sold in 2004 - 2005

1,365.09

 

2,451.00

 

 

 

 

 

Possible net income from sales in 2004 - 2005

4,007.91

 

6,066.00

 

 

 

 

 

Actual net income from sales in 2004 - 2005

3,449.41

 

3,906.13

 

 

 

 

 

Cost value of stock as at 31st March 2005

1,431.37

 

2,407.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movement on saleable capital assets

-976.17

 

105.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Income outstanding

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Previous Years' Income Outstanding (Invoices)

           3.50

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Years' Income Outstanding (Training)

               -  

 

         45.00

 

 

 

 

 

 Associate Membership Fees O/S

         30.00

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

 School Membership Fees O/S

         20.00

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

 Faith Group Memberships O/S

         20.00

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

This Year's Income Outstanding (Invoices)

    1,664.39

 

    1,824.63

 

 

 

 

 

This Year's Income Outstanding (Training)

    4,045.64

 

    2,316.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    5,783.53

 

    4,185.88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003/2004 expenditure completed in 2002/2003

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Purchases paid for in advance

               -  

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debtors and Prepayments

 

5,783.53

 

4,185.88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Income received in advance

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Income Received in Advance (Sales)

               -  

 

               -  

 

 

 

 

 

Income received in advance (Training)

 £            -  

 

 £            -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.00

 

0.00

 

 

17

Expenditure committed

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

£ . p

 

 

 

 

Payments Outstanding

    1,896.25

 

       174.93

 

 

 

 

 

Income Tax & NICs Outstanding

-          9.12

 

    1,248.44

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Years Staff Pay Outstanding

         77.55

 

         47.55

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Pay Outstanding

    1,717.47

 

       731.62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    3,682.15

 

    2,202.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

Income Tax & NICs Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

 

Employee NI Payment to HMIT

       754.36

 

       569.63

 

 

 

 

 

SIFRE NICs

       877.82

 

       662.84

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Payment to HMIT

    2,935.37

 

    2,530.92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    4,567.55

 

    3,763.39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paid

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

 

HMIT Income Tax and NI

    4,576.67

 

    2,514.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    4,576.67

 

    2,514.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding

 

-          9.12

 

    1,248.44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

Movement of Funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 1st April 2004

Incoming Resources

Outgoing Resources

Transfers

As at 31st March 2005

 

 

 

Restricted Funds

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Staff Salaries and Expenses

    1,967.67

  23,398.89

  18,060.55

-   7,000.00

       306.01

 

 

 

Staff Salary Contingencies

  10,000.00

               -  

               -  

  10,000.00

  20,000.00

 

 

 

EEFA Project

    2,490.44

    1,667.57

       782.25

               -  

    3,375.76

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrestricted funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Fund

  16,692.21

  36,369.89

  31,004.74

-   3,000.00

  19,057.36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Funds

  31,150.32

  61,436.35

  49,847.54

               -  

  42,739.13

 


MEMBERSHIP OF SIFRE AS AT 18th JULY 2005

The following are eligible to vote at the AGM and may stand for membership of the Board

Mr Shpetim Alimeta

 

Ipswich

Fr Paul Blanch

 

Woodbridge

Ms Lauren E Bleach

 

Norwich

Mr John Brentnall

 

Southwold

 Geoffrey Brogden

 

Ipswich

Mrs Cynthia Capey

 

Eye

Dr David Capey

 

Eye

Mrs Ann Dawes

 

Ipswich

Mrs Anne Garstang

 

Ipswich

Ms Sujata Gathani

 

Ipswich

Mr David G Gedge

 

Woodbridge

Mrs Doreen Gedge

 

Woodbridge

Mr John Gibbs

 

Ipswich

Steve Goodfellow

 

Ipswich

Ms Mumtaz Hachemi

 

Ipswich

Sr Barbara Harrison

 

Harwich

Mr David Robert Haskins

 

Ipswich

Mrs Sheila Anne Haskins

 

Ipswich

Mr Simon P Heath

 

Ipswich

Dr Margaret Mary Heley

 

Ipswich

Mr Robin Herne

 

Ipswich

Mrs Pamela M J Hunt

 

Bury St. Edmunds

Mr David Hurrell

 

Ipswich

Mr Bert Irvine

 

Ipswich

Mrs Peggy Irvine

 

Ipswich

Dr Jan L M Lelijveld

 

Woodbridge

Mrs C M Lelijveld-Mulder

 

Woodbridge

Mr John Robert Leming

 

Woodbridge

 Mary Elizabeth Mills

 

Ipswich

Mrs Elahe Mojdehi

 

Ipswich