Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource

 

ANNUAL REPORT
FOR 2006 – 2007

 

TO BE PRESENTED AT THE

 

THIRTEENTH
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OF MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY

 

ON WEDNESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 2007
AT 7.00 PM
IN LECTURE THEATRE 4
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SUFFOLK
IPSWICH



THIRTEENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OF SUFFOLK INTER FAITH RESOURCE
IN LECTURE THEATRE FOUR
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SUFFOLK
ON WEDNESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 2007 AT 7.00 PM

AGENDA

 

Only Company Members are eligible to vote at the AGM.

 

1.    Welcome to Members of the Company

2.    Apologies for absence

3.    Minutes of the Twelfth AGM held on 17th July 2006

4.    Matters arising

5.    The Report of the Board of Trustees

6.    Treasurer's Report and presentation of the accounts for 2006-2007

7.    Appointment of Examiner of Accounts for 2007-2008

8.    Election of Board Members

9.    Of the Board's 7 members, 1 moved away and resigned during the year and 2 others are required to retire at the AGM.  There are three vacancies to be filled.
The Candidates are:
a) Those who have stood down and wish to seek re-election
(Martin Spettigue and Richard Togher are retiring and wish to be re-appointed)
b) Other nominations received by the Company Secretary
(Dr Jan L M Lelijveld has been proposed and seconded)*
(Candidates have to be Company Members and the Company Secretary should receive the nomination 7 days before the meeting (i.e by 29th August 2007))

10.  Any other Business

11.  Date of next AGM (16th July 2008)

 

*Please note that since he was proposed and seconded, Revd. Cliff Reed has had second thoughts about accepting nomination.

 

The AGM will be followed by a Reception for Company Members.

 


SUFFOLK INTER-FAITH RESOURCE

MINUTES OF THE TWELTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
HELD IN LECTURE THEATRE ONE OF SUFFOLK COLLEGE
AT 7.00PM ON JULY 17 2006

Present.

Members:
Mrs Cynthia Capey; Dr David Capey; Ms Maloud Ghazi-Torbati; Mrs Jean Gittens; Mr David Robert Haskins; Mrs Sheila Anne Haskins; Mr Robin Herne; Dr Jan L M Lelijveld; Mrs C M Lelijveld-Mulder; Mrs Elizabeth Peck; Revd Cliff Reed; Mr Terry Smith; Mr Martin Spettigue; Mr Bhupindar Singh Sually; Miss Elizabeth H Sugarman; Mr Richard Togher.

Associates:
Miss Yvonne Catchpole; Ms Gill Dudley; Mr Bernard Jasper; Dr Sushil Kumar Soni; Miss Elizabeth Watthews

Affiliate Group Representatives:
Revd Peter Mortimer (Diocese of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich); Mr Manik Miah (Ipswich Bangledesh Mosque and Community); Ms Jnanamitra Emmett (Ipswich Buddhist Group (FWBO)); Mr Robin Herne (Ipswich Pagan Council); Mrs Laurie Manning (Ipswich Pagan Council); Mrs Loris Squirrell (Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia); Mrs Sue Hayes (Suffolk Liberal Jewish Community; Inspector Peter Haystead (Suffolk Constabulary).

Staff and Visitors:
Anna-Marie Allbones; Jane Best; Jill Coleman; Clare Hammerton; Parul Jalal; Elaine Lamb; Mojlum Khan; Shonna Marsh; John Parr; Don Phillips; Mark Phillips; PC Martin Sheeran; Sandra Sidoli; Shirley Smith; Dr Anne Spalding; Gurdit Singh Sually; David West; Tanya White.

1.        Welcome to Guests of the Company.
The President, Revd Cliff Reed, in the chair, welcomed everyone to the meeting, especially those who had been invited to speak in the Spot Talks session at the end of the AGM.  He advised those present that in Item 8 of the previously circulated Agenda, ‘retired’ should read ‘resigned’.

2.        Apologies.
Apologies for absence were received from:
Members:
John Gibbins; Elahe Mojdehi; Wendy Mulford Bevan; Liz Pichon
Associates:
Ann Barbanell; Ruth Davies; Beverley Levy; Rosemary Pickering
Affiliate Group Reps:
Hugh Browton; Dhammapattya; Daphne Savage; Bud Simpkin; Andy Yacoub
Staff and Tutors: Sean Barclay; Mateen Durani; Rose Norgate
Friends: Dr David Hart; Neil Jackson; Mark Phillips and Mr Phillips.

3.        Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 18th July 2005.
The minutes of the Annual General Meeting, held on 18th July 2005 were made available for Members, Associates, Affiliate Group Representatives and Friends at the meeting.  Loris Squirrell (not a company member!!!) proposed and Bhupindar Singh Sually 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.

4.        Matters Arising.
There were no matters arising.

5.        The Report of the Board of Trustees.
This was made available at registration before the start of the meeting and the Chairman allowed the meeting a few more minutes to read through it.  It was explained that the format being used for the report was that now stipulated by the Charity Commissioners in their Statement of Recommended Practice (the Charity SORP Version April 2005).  The Treasurer drew attention to the final paragraph concerning the future.  On behalf of the SIFRE Board, Members, Associates and Affiliate Groups, he thanked Suffolk College for its long and faithful support of SIFRE and its work and for providing SIFRE with accommodation over the years.  He hoped that when University Campus Suffolk takes over as SIFRE’s landlord, the relationship with Suffolk College will continue.  Peter Mortimer (Chairman of Suffolk College Corporation) was asked to convey these sentiments to the College.  The Report was accepted by the meeting.

6.        Treasurer’s Report and presentation of the Accounts for 2005-2006.
The Annual Accounts were included in the document containing the Annual Report.  The Treasurer briefly went through the report, pointing out significant features.  In particular he stressed that the apparent huge increase in SIFRE’s end of year funds as compared with last year was due to grants totalling £14,000 for two research projects which did not start until after the end of the financial year.  He reported that SIFRE’s finances were in a healthy state.
The Chairman asked the Members of the Company to accept the Report of the Trustee Directors.  Bhupindar Singh Sually proposed and Elizabeth Sugarman seconded the proposal that the Report be accepted.  All were in favour.

7.        Appointment of Examiner of Accounts for 2006-2007.
David Capey expressed his gratitude to Clive Mees who examined the accounts just presented and proposed that he be reappointed.  This was seconded by Richard Togher and the Members unanimously accepted the proposal.

8.        Election of Board Members.
The Chairman asked the Company Secretary to present this item.
There were four vacancies on the board and in accord with the Articles of the Company, Four people had been proposed prior to the meeting.  These were:
Cynthia Capey – proposed by Elahe Mojdehi and seconded by Martin Spettigue
Jean Gittens – proposed by Cynthia Capey and seconded by Elahe Mojdehi
Elizabeth Peck – proposed by David Capey and seconded by Jean Gittens
and Nargis Sultan proposed by Bhupindar Sually and seconded by Cynthia Capey
The Secretary proposed that these four be appointed en bloc
David Haskins requested that the meeting be allowed to vote on each candidate.  Following discussion, the Chair and Secretary agreed to this and Cynthia Capey was elected with one vote against; Jean Gittens, Elizabeth Peck and Nargis Sultan were elected unanimously.

9.        Any other business.
Elizabeth Watthews queried that many attending the meeting were not company members and could not vote  The Secretary advised the meeting was strictly for members only but there had been a long tradition of inviting anyone else who wished to come in an observer capacity.  The matter was referred to the Board
Dr Soni expressed thanks to the treasurer for his work.
The Chairman of the Board, Terry Smith announced that he was standing down at the close of the AGM and he thanked everyone for their support over the period of his Chairmanship and in particular he thanked all of the Staff and the Board Members.
In return, David Capey thanked Terry for his guidance of the Board of the last few years.  David also proposed a vote of thanks to David Haskins who resigned from the Board during the year and to John Leming who was standing down at this meeting.

10.      Date of next meeting.
It was agreed that the date of the next AGM would be on Monday 16th July 2007.

The meeting concluded at 7.45pm.

At the close of the meeting, short presentations were made by:

Inspector Peter Haystead re the Police Advisory Group
Mark Phillips re Dr David Hart’s latest book ‘Trading Faith’
Clare Hammerton re Suffolk Family Carers research into learning disability in BME groups
Jane Best re the Suffolk Fostering Service
Sandra Sidoli  re Suffolk Trading Standards
John Parr re the East Suffolk Advisory Network on mental health difficulties

 


REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEE DIRECTORS FOR 2006 - 2007

The Board of Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource (SIFRE) is pleased to present its Report and Financial Statement for the year ending 31st March 2007.

Reference and Administrative Details of the Charity, its Trustees and Advisers

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 / University Campus Suffolk. During the year, SIFRE was moved from the Bungalow to the upper floor of the Long Street Building. This accommodation houses a library and resource centre, an office, and a meeting room. 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 2006 - 2007 are:

Martin Spettigue

Chairman

Martin Spettigue

Company Secretary

William David Capey

Treasurer

Members of the Board for 2006 - 2007

Cynthia Margaret Capey

Joint Vice-Chairman
(Appointed 16th July 2006)

William David Capey

(Appointed 17th July 2005)

Jean Gittens

(Appointed 16th July 2006)

Nargis Sultan

(Appointed 16th July 2006 resigned 31st January 2007)

Elizabeth Peck

(Appointed 16th July 2006)

Martin Spettigue

(Appointed 14th July 2003)

Richard Togher

Joint Vice-Chairman
(Appointed 14th July 2003)

 

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 New College, Ipswich.

Structure, Governance and Management

The charitable company is constituted as a limited company and is governed by its memorandum and articles of association.

Membership of SIFRE

SIFRE recognises four categories of membership.  These are:

MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY: 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 pay an annual subscription of £15

ASSOCIATES: 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 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 will pay an annual subscription of £10.

AFFILIATE GROUPS: 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.

A list of Members, Associate and Affiliate bodies is appended to this report.

The Board of SIFRE

The Board of the Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource comprises up to 7 members who are elected by the Company Members at the Annual General Meeting which is normally 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 2006 – 2007

One of our Board Members resigned during the year.  Nargis Sultan who was appointed at the last AGM has moved away from the area for professional reasons.  The remaining six trustees have managed to maintain a quorum for all subsequent meetings.

SIFRE Staff

SIFRE has two full time (voluntary) staff, six part time paid staff and a large team of occasional tutors. Operating from the SIFRE Centre are Anne Spalding, the Faiths Officer (20 hours / week), Tanya White and Elahe Mojdehi, Community Liaison Officers (10 hours / week) and Anna-Marie Allbones, the Admin Assistant (30 hours / week).  Liz Pichon and Rose Norgate are Faith Officers in West Suffolk and Waveney respectively.  David Capey is the voluntary Executive Officer, Cynthia Capey is the voluntary Education and Training Officer. Just before Christmas, Anne had a nasty fall and was off work for approximately two months.  Since the start of 2007, Elahe Mojdehi has been on unpaid compassionate leave; her input has been missed and the remaining staff have had to carry a lot of her work.

Since our last AGM, SIFRE’s staff have settled into their posts and have explored the extent and limitations of their involvement.  In April, staff and Board members shared an away day to look at the work being done by the staff and to jointly consider how their time could be most profitably used.  It became apparent that SIFRE staff were increasingly being involved in serving on statutory body committees and consequently had insufficient time to keep up with the faith communities.  It was decided that staff should limit their involvement to those committees where their input was essential.  Both Board and staff are monitoring how this is working.

Anne in particular was being recruited to various committees on diversity and equality and was appointed Vice-Chair of an inter-agency committee looking at new and emerging communities.  Additionally during the year, she has been keeping an overview on the preparation of the research reports of Mojlum Khan and Elahe Mojdehi.  Mojlum’s report on young Muslims has now been completed and was made available at a launch earlier this year.  Elahe’s preparation of her report came to a standstill when she took compassionate leave and Anne has had to pick this up and bring it to its conclusion.  We are very grateful to Anne for doing this.

Tanya continues to meet up with the Faith Communities and has been involved with the new and emerging communities of Suffolk.  She and Anne were heavily involved in the preparations for Holocaust Memorial Day in January of this year.  This is a Suffolk County Council event and SIFRE has been given funding to enable Tanya engage in the preparation for the next HMD.

Anna-Marie remains the telephone voice of SIFRE and “keeper” of the Centre.  Her role has changed somewhat since SIFRE moved from the Bungalow but she is responsible for checking SIFRE’s stock of books at the Centre, recording the borrowing of resources and generally keeping things ship-shape.

In 2006-2007, SIFRE again engaged the services of about 70 faith tutors who were employed on an “as needed” basis.  SIFRE charges its clients for their services and pays the tutors an hourly rate and 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.

The day to day work of SIFRE is now conducted by two full time voluntary staff who work from home, four part time salaried staff who work from the SIFRE Centre and two part time paid staff.  The following staff have been associated with SIFRE in the last year.

Hon Executive Officer
(full time voluntary)

David Capey

Hon Education and Training Officer
(full time voluntary)

Cynthia Capey

Faiths Officer
(part time salaried – 20 hours/ week)

Anne Spalding

Community Liaison Officer
(part time – 10 hours/ week)

Elahe Mojdehi

Community Liaison Officer
(part time – 10 hours/ week)

Tanya White

Admin Assistant
(part time – 30 hours/ week)

Anna-Marie Allbones

Hon Faiths Officer (West Suffolk)
(occasional paid)

Liz Pichon

Hon Faiths Officer (Waveney)
(occasional paid)

Rose Norgate

 

The Board would like to express its gratitude to all staff and volunteers for the work they have done for SIFRE in this last year.  In particular it wishes to name Bernard Jasper who helps out in the Centre on a regular basis and whenever cover is required and to Richard Togher who gallantly faced the move of the library and relocated it in its present position. 

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.

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.

Objectives, Activities and Achievements

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.

In furtherance of these objectives, the following activities have taken place during the year:-

SIFRE retains its responsive strategy and in the last year it has continued to provide teaching and training service to its established clients (schools in Suffolk and Norfolk, the WEA, hospitals, police, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council, St. Edmundsbury Borough Council, Waveney District Council and Suffolk College) as well as responding to requests from the Prison Service and the Probation Service for Diversity Training of staff.  There is growing interest from some of the Christian Churches in hearing about other faiths and in particular our Muslim Tutors have been in great demand.

In Ipswich, there have been two interesting initiatives springing from our local partnerships.  The first of these, run jointly with the Chairman of Suffolk County Council in Endeavour House, was a Celebration of Holi.  The other, run in conjunction with SCC, was the Holocaust Memorial Day.

In other parts of the county, our SIFRE Circles have been increasingly active.  In Waveney / Lowestoft, under Rose Norgate’s lead, they participated in a conference at Lowestoft College called ‘Waveney – Our Shared Values’.  In Bury St Edmunds, Liz Pichon and her group have arranged a number of successful events for their members whilst also leading jointly with Bury St Edmunds Borough Council in another day conference. In addition much groundwork and bridge-building are going on behind the scenes.

Of particular interest is the contribution SIFRE has made to the new style locality based police probationer training (IPLDP) by identifying and arranging community placements all around the county.

Our inter-faith handbook remains one of our flag ship products.  The new fourth edition, re-titled ‘A Handbook of Faiths’, produced and published in conjunction with the Festival Shop in Birmingham, continues to sell well.

Our game ‘Diversity’ has been redesigned by the Festival Shop and it is now available in a smart A4 sized box with a folding A3 sized playing mat.  In the last year, the game has been purchased by all sorts of organisations from all parts of the UK.  (It was featured in the Faith Zone at the recent International Scout Jamboree in Chelmsford and orders from scout groups are starting to come in.)

‘Faces of Suffolk’ which started as a travelling exhibition continues to be in demand at various conferences, sometimes accompanied by Jane Timmins’ ‘Masks of Faith’ sculpture. 

Forums of Faith:  These continue on their occasional basis.  In response to the needs of emergency planning for Suffolk, we ran one in the Autumn on “Death, Dying and Disaster”.  In the spring we ran one on “Sexuality and the Faiths” which was followed by a joint conference with Stonewall and EEFA, in partnership with SCC.

Our ongoing work with the hospitals and our support for their developing multi-faith Chaplaincies is particularly important and the research conducted this year into Muslim experiences and aspirations has been significant for the local community.

SIFRE is only as successful as those who work for it as staff and tutors make it and the Board would like to acknowledge the parts played by an incredible number of people over the last year.

Financial Review

The financial position of SIFRE remains secure.  Whilst it receives core funding from Suffolk County Council to pay its salaried staff, funding from Suffolk Constabulary to contribute to the salary of one of its Community Liaison Officers, most of its other activities are self funding and generate sufficient overheads to cover the costs relating to administration and the running the office.  Income received from membership subscriptions is mostly consumed in the costs associated with preparation and posting of members mailings.

Accounts are prepared for the year 1st April to 31st March.  Over this period, SIFRE’s total funds have reduced back from nearly £76.5K to £62K.  This reduction is largely accounted for because one of the restricted funds (Muslim Research) was established at the end of the last financial year and this has been expended during this financial year.  £45K of this total however resides in restricted funds, £12.5K of which is for the EEFA project.  The East of England Faiths Agency has now been established as a Community Interest Company and this fund will be transferred to EEFA C.I.C. in the next financial year.

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 SIFRE's dissolution. Based on actual expenditure for 2006-2007 this equates to a desired reserve of £14,291. As SIFRE has taken on more staff, the Board considers this minimum to be insufficient and as at 31st March 2007, it has retained reserves of £30,000.

The Board would like to register its appreciation to Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Constabulary for their ongoing financial support.  It would also like to thank Suffolk College for providing accommodation and associated service at no cost to SIFRE.

The Future

Last year, we reported that SIFRE’s long association with Suffolk College who has also been its landlord was coming to an end and that University Campus Suffolk would take possession of the land on which the Centre stands and we would become their tenant.  There has been a degree of uncertainty in the year as to who was our landlord.  We were moved from the Bungalow to Long Street at the behest of University College Suffolk but we were / are uncertain as to who presently owns Long Street.  Suffice it to say that whoever is our landlord is still looking upon us favourably and we continue to enjoy the hospitality of Suffolk New College / University Campus Suffolk.

The facilities offered at Long Street are different than those at the bungalow and this has had some effect on SIFRE’s in-house activities.  Whilst it proves adequate for our present staff it lacks access suitable for disabled people and some of our members find it difficult / impossible to climb the stairs to visit the Centre.  We are fortunate that we can use other disabled person friendly accommodation for our on campus events.  The Seventh-day Adventist Church has kindly started to host SIFRE’s Seniors’ tea-parties.

The Board again wishes to express its gratitude to Dave Muller and all the staff of Suffolk College who have made us so welcome.  We hope that the relationships will continue and we look forward to creating new relationships and partnerships with the staff of University Campus Suffolk.

SIFRE has always been reactive rather than proactive and to date the Board have not resolved to act differently.  This policy allows SIFRE to respond swiftly to any situation in any place or at any time.

 

Dr W David Capey.  (Hon Treasurer).
3rd September 2007


APPENDIX TO THE ANNUAL REPORT OF SUFFOLK INTER-FAITH RESOURCE

MEMBERSHIP OF SIFRE IN THE YEAR 1st SEPTEMBER 2006 TO 31st AUGUST 2007

The following are registered as Company Members who are eligible to vote at the AGM
 and may stand for membership of the Board

1

Mr Shpetim Alimeta

 

Ipswich

2

Mr John Brentnall

 

Southwold

3

Mrs Cynthia Capey

 

Eye

4

Dr David Capey

 

Eye

5

Mrs Fadia Cotter

 

Lowestoft

6

Mrs Ann Dawes

 

Ipswich

7

Mr David G Gedge

 

Woodbridge

8

Ms Maloud Ghazi-Torbati

 

Ipswich

9

Mr John Gibbs

 

Ipswich

10

Mrs Jean Gittens

 

Ipswich

11

Mr David Robert Haskins

 

Ipswich

12

Mrs Sheila Anne Haskins

 

Ipswich

13

Mr Robin Herne

 

Ipswich

14

Mr Geoffrey Hughes

 

Brandon

15

Mrs June Hughes

 

Brandon

16

Mrs Irma Jacyna

 

Ipswich

17

Mr Bernard Jasper

 

Ipswich

18

Mrs Prabjot Kaur

 

Ipswich

19

Dr Jan L M Lelijveld

 

Woodbridge

20

Mrs C M Lelijveld-Mulder

 

Woodbridge

21

Mrs Barbara Mayhew

 

Bury St Edmunds

22

 Mary Elizabeth Mills

 

Ipswich

23

Mrs Elahe Mojdehi

 

Ipswich

24

Mrs Wendy Mulford-Bevan

 

Saxmundham

25

Mrs Mary Myatt

 

Bury St edmunds

26

Ms Margaret Nelson

 

Ipswich

27

Mrs Christine Ruth O'Neill

 

Ipswich

28

Revd Dr John Parr

 

Bury St Edmunds

29

Mrs Elizabeth Peck

 

Claydon

30

Revd John Peck

 

Woodbridge

31

Mrs Liz Pichon

 

Bury St Edmunds

32

Revd Cliff Reed

 

Ipswich

33

Revd Edward Rennard

 

Halesworth

34

Dr John Rudge

 

Diss

35

Mr Terry Smith

 

Ipswich

36

Mr Martin Spettigue

 

Ipswich

37

Mr Michael Henry Stagg

 

Woodbridge

38

Mrs Jill Stewart

 

Haughley

39

Mr Bhupindar Singh Sually

 

Ipswich

40

Miss Elizabeth H Sugarman

 

Felixstowe

41

Ms Nargis Sultan

 

Needham Market

42

Mr Richard Togher

 

Ipswich

43

Mr Adrianus van Helvert

 

Ipswich

44

Mr Peter Watson

 

Bury St. Edmunds

45

Mrs Elizabeth Wesley

 

Ipswich

 


The following are registered as Associates; they are not eligible to vote at the AGM
 and they may not stand for membership of the Board.

1

Ms Denise Alexander

 

Diss

2

Ms Ann Baepple

 

Harkstead

3

Mrs Ann Barbanell

 

Ipswich

4

Mrs Kathleen Ben Rahba

 

Ipswich

5

Revd Noel Bevan

 

Saxmundham

6

Mr Geoffrey V Birkby

 

Bury St Edmunds

7

Mrs Anne Boiley

 

Braintree

8

Mr David C E Boiley

 

Braintree

9

 Penelope Bray

 

Southwold

10

Miss Yvonne Catchpole

 

Ipswich

11

Mrs Bandana Choudhury

 

Ipswich

12

Ms Ruth Davies

 

Bury St Edmunds

13

Ms Gill Dudley

 

Hadleigh

14

Ms Verna H Duncan

 

Ipswich

15

Mrs Harriet Frazer

 

Saxmundham

16

Mrs Anne Garstang

 

Ipswich

17

Mrs Carol Gibbs

 

Ipswich

18

Mrs Clarissa Gosling

 

Wetherden

19

Miss Patricia Edith Grimsey

 

Ipswich

20

Sr Barbara Harrison

 

Harwich

21

Mrs Marian Haworth

 

Ipswich

22

Mrs Joan Hobson

 

Bury St Edmunds

23

Mr Tony Horrocks

 

Felixstowe

24

Mrs Kiran Kumar

 

Lowestoft

25

Mrs Beverley Levy

 

Woodbridge

26

Mr Tim Mason

 

Ipswich

27

Mrs Deborah McKinley

 

Bury St Edmunds

28

 Chris Mort

 

Colchester

29

Mrs Rose Norgate

 

Beccles

30

Ms Lyn Oldfield

 

Ipswich

31

Mrs Maude Parker

 

Ipswich

32

Revd James Paterson

 

Woodbridge

33

Ms Rosemary Pickering

 

Norwich

34

Mrs Wendy Porter

 

Ipswich

35

Mrs Sophie Pryor

 

Ipswich

36

Mr F R G J Rapsey

 

Stowmarket

37

Revd. Mark Sanders

 

Woodbridge

38

Mrs Shirley Smith

 

Southwold

39

Dr Sushil Kumar Soni

 

Ipswich

40

Dr Anne C Spalding

 

Woodbridge

41

Mrs Rebecca Steiner

 

Ipswich

42

Miss Evelyn Mary Tayler

 

Colchester

42

 Hilda Taylor

 

Colchester

43

Revd Ray Trudgian

 

Kings Lynn

44

Miss Elizabeth Watthews

 

Ipswich

45

Mr William Wexler

 

Lowestoft

 


THE FOLLOWING ARE REGISTERED AS AFFILIATE GROUPS OF SIFRE

School Representatives

1

Abbot's Hall CP School

Mrs Anne Cook

2

Clare Middle School

Ms Dawn Burford

3

Copleston High School

Dr Rob Donovan

4

Creeting St Mary CEVAP Primary School

Ms Lyn Spall

5

Culford School

Revd Dave Innes

6

Gusford Community Primary School

Mrs Alison Beckett

7

Gusford Community Primary School

Miss Elizabeth Bennett

8

Hadleigh Community Primary School

Mr G Pilkington

9

Holbrook CP School

Mrs Sally Ann Edevane

10

Holbrook CP School

Mrs Annie Hookway

11

Horringer Court Middle School

Mrs Rita Page

12

Ipswich School

Ms Tracy Walker

13

Kelsale CEVP School

Kathryn Smith

14

Kelsale CEVP School

Carolyn Taylor

15

Kesgrave High School

Ms Vivienns Hawkins

16

Laureate CP School & Nursery

Ms Ros Pates

17

Leiston Community High School

The Head Teacher

18

Thurston Community College

Mr Paul Potter

 

Representatives of Affiliate Faith Groups

1

Bury St Edmunds Unitarian Congregation

Mr Martin Gienke

2

Ipswich Buddhist Group (FWBO)

Mr Amoghavajra Mackay

3

Ipswich Buddhist Group (FWBO)

Mr Dayasara Hillary

4

Ipswich Pagan Council

Mrs Laurie Manning

5

Ipswich Pagan Council

Mr Antony Manning

6

Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House

Mr John Gibbs

7

Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House

Revd Ann Baeppler

8

Sea of Faith

Ms Cara Bird

9

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Suffolk

Mr Adrianus van Helvert

10

Sri Chinmoy Centre

Mr Martin Spettigue

11

Suffolk Humanists

Ms Margaret Nelson

12

Suffolk Humanists

Mr David Mitchell

13

Suffolk Liberal Jewish Community

Mrs Beverley Levy

14

West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust

Revd Graham Rendle

15

West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust

Revd Canon David Crawley

 

Representatives of Affiliate Agencies

1

Crown Prosecution Service

Caroline Gilbert

2

East Suffolk Mind

Jo Searle

3

Farthing, Singleton and Hastings

Andrea Race

4

Ipswich Borough Council

Christine Christenson

5

Ipswich YMCA

Linda Sheppard

6

Suffolk College

Marilyn Watsham

7

Suffolk County Council (Diversity)

Andy Yacoub

8

Suffolk County Council (Fostering Care)

Jane Best

9

Suffolk East Primary Care Trusts

Elaine Lamb

10

Optua

David Finn

11

Family Welfare Association

James Palmer

 


TUTORS WHO HAVE BEEN ENGAGED BY SIFRE IN THE YEAR

 

1

Ms Susanna Ainsworth

37

Ms Vinaya Gopinath Kulkarni

2

Ms Denise Alexander

38

Ms Smita Lale

3

Mr M Manwar Ali

39

Mrs Beverley Levy

4

Mrs Sara Ali

40

Mr Amoghavajra (Kenneth Mackay)

5

Mr Ustar Ali

41

Mr John Marsh

6

Mr Shpetim Alimeta

42

Mr Graciano Masauso

7

Mr Tariq Amin

43

Mr Faisal Masoud

8

Mr Sean Barclay

44

Mrs Fatima (Emmily) Miah

9

Mr Paul Blackman

45

Mrs Elahe Mojdehi

10

Mr Ray Boggis

46

Miss Salma Mughal

11

Mrs Cynthia Margaret Capey

47

Mr Jaswinder Singh Nagra

12

Dr William David Capey

48

Ms Margaret Nelson

13

Miss Salma Choudhury

49

Mrs Rose Norgate

14

Ms Kelly Clark

50

Mrs Aruna Ohdhia

15

Mrs Joyce M Cooper

51

Ms Sunila Osborne

16

Mrs Susan Jan Cox

52

Mr Saul Penfold

17

Ms Jyoti Dabhi

53

 Shelagh Phillips

18

Mrs Gitti Dunham

54

Mrs Liz Pichon

19

Ms Jnanamitra Emmett

55

Dr Shams Qazi

20

Mr Tim Everson

56

Mr Gurpreat Singh

21

Canon Sally Fogden

57

Mr Jaspal Singh

22

Mrs Armita Forouhar

58

Mr Sucha Singh

23

Mr Kazumi Hasegawa

59

Mr Sukhpreet Singh

24

Mr Robin Arthur Herne

60

Mr Terry Smith

25

Mr Martin (Dayasara) Hillary

61

Dr Sushil Soni

26

Mrs Lesley A Hull

62

Mr Martin Spettigue

27

Miss Parul Jalal

63

Mr Bhupindar Singh Sually

28

Mr Bernard Jasper

64

Miss Elizabeth Sugarman

29

Mrs Franstine C Jones

65

Mrs Shirley Sunkin

30

Ms Anita Kaur

66

Revd Catherine Todd

31

Mrs Prabjot Kaur…

67

Ms Tessa Triumph

32

Mrs Satpal Kaur…

68

Mr Bhagwant Singh Uppal

33

Mr Mojlum Khan

69

Mr George Willson

34

Mrs Nazly Khan

70

Revd Stephen Yelland

35

Mrs Salema Ali Khan

71

Mr Metim Yildirin

36

Mrs Christina Kiernan

 


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 2007, 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:

1.    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

2.    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:  DMS Cert Ed

Address:  Suffolk New College, 1 Upper High Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NE

Date:                             2nd September 2007


 

Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource

BALANCE SHEET for the period from 1st April 2006 to 31st March 2007

 

 

 

Note

2006/2007

 

 2005/2006

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£..p .

£..p .

£..p .

£..p .

Tangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible fixed assets

13

114.16

 

752.95

 

 

Other tangible assets (saleable stock)

14

2,099.83

 

2,332.79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debtors and Prepayments

15

8,310.53

 

12,102.39

 

 

Cash at bank

 

58,351.51

 

68,531.98

 

 

 

 

66,662.04

 

80,634.37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income received in advance

16

0.00

 

0.00

 

 

Creditors: amount falling due within one year

17

6,815.11

 

7,038.00

 

 

 

 

6,815.11

 

7,038.00

 

Net assets

 

 

62,060.91

 

76,682.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPRESENTED BY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrestricted funds

 

17,464.91

 

25,068.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restricted Funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

220.89

 

 37.86

 

 

Restricted Fund (Staff Salaries Contingencies) (Note B)

 

30,000.00

 

30,000.00

 

 

Restricted Fund (EEFA Project) (Note C)

 

12,596.71

 

7,575.86

 

 

Restricted Fund (Research Projects) (Note D)

 

1,778.40

 

14,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total funds

 

 

62,060.91

 

76,682.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the year ended.31st March 2007, the company was entitled to 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 accounts, so far as applicable to the company.

 

These Financial Statements were approved by the Board of Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource and signed on their behalf by

 

William David Capey – Hon 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.  This will shortly be transferred to the East of England Faiths Agency C.I.C.

 

Note D

The Restricted Fund (Research Projects) represents monies received and used to fund the work of the two research projects on 'Women in the Shadows' and 'Muslim Youth and Social Exclusion'


 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement of Financial Activies (including Income and Expenditure Account)

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the period from 1st April 2006 to 31st March 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

Restricted Fund (Research Projects) (Note D)

 

Total Funds 2006/2007

 

Total Funds 2005/2006

 

 

 

Note

£.p .

 

£.p .

 

£.p .

 

£.p .

 

£.p .

 

£.p .

 

£.p .

 

Donations, grants and similar income

2

11,934.48

 

23,477.55

 

 

 

7,151.95

 

0.00

 

42,563.97

 

57,918.58

 

Activities to further the charities objects:

3

28,327.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28,327.90

 

30,612.31

 

Sundry Income

4

902.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

902.70

 

904.12

 

Bank Interest

5

1,347.52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,347.52

 

867.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL INCOMING RESOURCES

 

42,512.60

 

23,477.55

 

0.00

 

7,151.95

 

0.00

 

73,142.09

 

90,302.71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESOURCES EXPENDED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charitable expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centre and Office Related Expenditure

6

15,737.26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,737.26

 

12,108.26

 

 

Research Project Related Expenditure

6a

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,092.07

 

2,092.07

 

0.00

 

 

Inter-Faith Events

7

3,593.39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,593.39

 

1,693.47

 

 

Other Expenditure

8

2,603.92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,603.92

 

3,908.66

 

 

Teaching Related Fees and Expenses

9

11,757.53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,757.53

 

13,949.69

 

 

Teaching and Sales Discounts Given

10

1,691.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,691.03

 

5,070.08

 

 

Staff Salaries and Expenses

11

0.00

 

37,794.51

 

 

 

 

 

10,129.53

 

47,924.04

 

17,775.39

 

 

EEFA Expenditure

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,131.10

 

 

 

2,131.10

 

2,755.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL RESOURCES EXPENDED

 

35,383.13

 

37,794.51

 

0.00

 

2,131.10

 

12,221.60

 

87,530.34

 

57,261.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOMING RESOURCES

 

7,129.47

 

(14,316.97)

 

 

 

5,020.85

 

(12,221.60)

 

(14,388.25(

 

33,041.57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET MOVEMENT IN FUNDS

 

7,129.47

 

(14,316.97)

 

0.00

 

5,020.85

 

(12,221.60)

 

(14,388.25)

 

33,041.57

 

 

Capitalisation of tangible assets

13

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.00

 

0.00

 

 

Movement in saleable capital assets

14

(232.96)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(232.96)

 

901.42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL FUNDS AT 1st APRIL 2006

 

25,068.40

 

37.86

 

30,000.00

 

7,575.86

 

14,000.00

 

76,682.12

 

42,739.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSFERS BETWEEN FUNDS

 

(14,500.00)

 

14,500.00

 

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL FUNDS AT 31st MARCH 2007

 

17,464.91

 

220.89

 

30,000.00

 

12,596.71

 

1,778.40

 

62,060.91

 

76,682.12

 


 

 

Notes forming part of the financial statements for the year 1st April 2006 to 31st March 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 (revised 2005)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Donations - Associates

  30.00

 

  30.00

 

 

 

 

Donations - Members

0.00 

 

 5.00

 

 

 

 

Donations - Associates (Gift Aid)

  40.00

 

  40.00

 

 

 

 

Donations - Members (Gift Aid)

  19.00

 

  14.00

 

 

 

 

Donations (General)

343.90

 

 9.55

 

 

 

 

Income - Gift Aid Tax Repayment

229.59

 

507.13

 

 

 

 

Tutors' fees/ expenses donated to SIFRE

1,271.99

 

2,849.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,934.48

 

3,455.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant for Staff Salaries and Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk County Council continues to provide us with a grant to enable us to employ staff.

 

 

 

 

This grant is being used to employ a Faiths Officer, a Community Liaison Officer and an Admin Assistant

 

 

 

It also covers the expenses of the Hon Education and Training Officer and the Hon Executive Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Income - Grants for Staff Salaries and Expenses

 22,082.50

 

 21,015.00

 

 

 

 

Research Support Staff Costs

730.70

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Events - Support Staff Costs - SCC HMD 2007

657.48

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Staff Time Contracted Out

 6.86

 

492.24

 

 

 

 

Income - Support Grants for E Mojdehi

0.00 

 

4,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 23,477.55

 

 25,507.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and donations to EEFA Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Income - Grants, Fees etc for EEFA

6,400.00

 

5,000.00

 

 

 

 

EEFA Overhead

474.82

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Tutors' fees/ expenses donated to EEFA

277.13

 

1,955.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,151.95

 

6,955.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants for Research Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

EU / SIFRE Research Projects

0.00 

 

 14,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.00 

 

 14,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During this year, the SIFRE Centre has been moved from the bungalow into the Long Street Building.

 

 

 

The ownership of our Centre is in the process of being transferred fromm Suffolk College to University Campus Suffolk.

 

 

University campus Suffolk has indicated that it will continue to honour a commitment to provide heating, lighting, water

 

 

and cleaning.  The accommodation cost quoted is an estimate of the sum of these provisions based on knowledge

 

 

of the local situation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Accommodation

 10,000.00

 

8,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10,000.00

 

8,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donations, grants and similar income

 

 42,563.97

 

 57,918.58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Activities to further the charities objects:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Subscriptions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Memberships has decreased since last year.  The total number of Affiliate Memberships has decreased,

 

 

the number of Associates remains the same and the number of Company Members has increased.

 

 

 

 

 No. of Members

 No. of Members

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Agencies

11

 

15

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Faith Groups

10

 

15

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Schools

15

 

17

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Associates

16

 

15

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Associates (Gift Aid)

29

 

30

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Members

8

 

11

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Members  (Gift Aid)

37

 

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Membership

126

 

135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Subscriptions (Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Agencies

220.00

 

300.00

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Faith Groups

200.00

 

300.00

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Affiliate Schools

300.00

 

340.00

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Associates

160.00

 

150.00

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Associates (Gift Aid)

290.00

 

300.00

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Members

120.00

 

165.00

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions - Members  (Gift Aid)

555.00

 

480.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,845.00

 

2,035.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales of Publications and Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern of SIFRE's sales of its resource material changed from year to year.  The two big sellers remain

 

 

the Diversity Game and the Handbook of Faiths (previously called The Inter-Faith Handbook).

 

 

 

 

 

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Book - Children of Abraham

  52.50

 

  12.50

 

 

 

 

Book - Faiths in Focus

150.00

 

129.00

 

 

 

 

Book - Finding our Way

102.00

 

126.00

 

 

 

 

Book - A Handbook of Faiths

3,343.90

 

1,154.30

 

 

 

 

Book - Inter-Faith Handbook (3rd edition)

  17.50

 

4,242.00

 

 

 

 

Book - Pagan Pieces

  91.00

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Book - Sacred Spaces

  30.00

 

 3.00

 

 

 

 

Book - Strangers in Our Midst

 5.00

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Booklet - What do the faiths

0.00 

 

  11.50

 

 

 

 

Faith Resources - Set of 12 Faith Cards

 5.95

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Faith Resources Booklet - Islam

0.00 

 

 2.50

 

 

 

Sales of Publications and Resources (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Resources Booklet - Judaism

0.00 

 

 1.00

 

 

 

 

Faith Resources Booklet - Sikhism

0.00 

 

 2.50

 

 

 

 

Faith Resources Booklet - The Jews

0.00 

 

 1.00

 

 

 

 

Faith Resources - Set of 12 Faith Posters

  48.00

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Game - Diversity

1,320.00

 

1,020.00

 

 

 

 

Game - Diversity (new boxed edition)

450.00

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Game - Diversity Playing Mat

1,050.00

 

900.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,665.85

 

7,605.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching and Training Related

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We continue to be asked to provide Diversity Training based around the Diversity

 

 

 

 

Game. The statutory bodies continue to require Diversity Training with their staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Admin Fees

0.00 

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Booking fees (all courses)

715.00

 

1,005.00

 

 

 

 

Resources supplied

121.75

 

  52.00

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees (Charitable Groups)

447.13

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees (Contract Courses)

6,751.88

 

9,859.42

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees (Suffolk College)

364.00

 

  56.00

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees (Schools)

4,054.81

 

3,627.29

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees (SIFRE Courses)

0.00 

 

  17.50

 

 

 

 

Cost of room hire and lunches

873.00

 

662.00

 

 

 

 

Tutors' expenses recovered

2,560.00

 

3,122.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 15,887.57

 

 18,402.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Fees for Inter-Faith Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Event - QIFC Bury St  Edmunds 2006

500.00

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Event - English Heritage Open Days

0.00 

 

750.00

 

 

 

 

Event - Diverse Suffolk

400.00

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Event - Holocaust Memorial Day

1,049.48

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Event - QIFC Lowestoft 2005 Conference Fees

0.00 

 

500.00

 

 

 

 

Event - QIFC Lowestoft 2005 Conference Fee Discounts

0.00 

 

  (430.00)

 

 

 

 

Event - QIFC Lowestoft 2005 Conference Grants

0.00 

 

1,750.00

 

 

 

 

Event - Waveney 2006 - richer for Diversity

720.00

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Event - Waveney 2007- Our Shared Values

1,260.00

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,929.48

 

2,570.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities to further the charities objects:

 

 28,327.90

 

 30,612.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Sundry Income

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Income - Grant towards Faiths Video

500.00

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Income - Support Grant for SRSF

0.00 

 

750.00

 

 

 

 

Sundry - Postage and Packaging

402.70

 

154.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

902.70

 

904.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Bank Interest

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Income - Interest on funds in Reserve Account

1,347.52

 

867.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,347.52

 

867.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

205.00

 

236.50

 

 

 

 

Purchases - SIFRE Centre

  47.64

 

  22.30

 

 

 

 

Membership Fees / Subscriptions

405.28

 

254.35

 

 

 

 

Office Costs -Consumables

1,492.87

 

547.26

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Equipment

216.78

 

  63.79

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Photocopying

346.29

 

296.73

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Postage

830.70

 

474.49

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Stationery

551.74

 

503.28

 

 

 

 

Office Costs - Telephone

1,002.16

 

1,070.76

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,098.46

 

3,469.47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible expenses

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Accommodation

 10,000.00

 

8,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10,000.00

 

8,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation of tangible assets

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

IT equipment

638.80

 

638.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

638.80

 

638.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centre and Office Related Expenditure

 

 15,737.26

 

 12,108.26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6a

Research Project Related Expenditure

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Muslim Research Projects

2,092.07

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,092.07

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Inter-Faith Events

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Expenses - SIFRE Circles

  96.08

 

  82.00

 

 

 

 

Events - QIFC Lowestoft 2005

0.00 

 

441.47

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees - Lowestoft QIFC

0.00 

 

1,170.00

 

 

 

 

Events - SCC Diwali Festival

603.69

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Events - Support Staff Costs - SCC HMD 2007

657.48

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Events - Expenses for SCC HMD 2007

206.98

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Events - SCC Children's Summer Party

332.48

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Events - Waveney - richer for Diversity 2006

561.06

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Events - Waveney - Our shared values

1,135.62

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,593.39

 

1,693.47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Other Expenditure

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Advertising

0.00 

 

146.06

 

 

 

 

Purchases - Resource Materials

  17.49

 

  55.00

 

 

 

 

Purchases - Resources Books

151.28

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Purchases - Diversity Games and Mats

545.20

 

2,715.73

 

 

 

 

Purchases - A Handbook of Faiths

648.00

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Support Grant paid to SRSF

0.00 

 

750.00

 

 

 

 

Hospitality

541.27

 

  48.00

 

 

 

 

Previous Years' Income Written Off (Invoices)

282.90

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Previous Years' Income Written Off (Training)

  61.60

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Sundry Items

356.18

 

193.87

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,603.92

 

3,908.66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Teaching Related Fees and Expenses

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Tutors Expenses

2,803.23

 

4,158.49

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees (Contract Courses)

4,228.46

 

5,794.95

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees (Charity Groups)

345.63

 

437.50

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees (Suffolk College)

179.26

 

612.50

 

 

 

 

Tutors' Fees (Schools)

2,853.13

 

2,946.25

 

 

 

 

EEFA Overhead

474.82

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Venue Hire Fees and Donations

873.00

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 11,757.53

 

 13,949.69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Discounts on Sales

818.57

 

2,967.15

 

 

 

 

Pro Bono work

792.46

 

1,922.93

 

 

 

 

Free Memberships

  80.00

 

180.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,691.03

 

5,070.08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Staff Salaries and Expenses

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

SIFRE NI Payment to HMIT

1,879.25

 

672.49

 

 

 

 

SIFRE Pension Scheme Contributions

837.99

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Staff Conference Fees

130.00

 

  58.75

 

 

 

 

Staff Contract Fees

0.00 

 

401.85

 

 

 

 

Staff Conference Travel

0.00 

 

  11.00

 

 

 

 

Staff Expenses via pay

377.03

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Staff Expenses

1,908.29

 

2,205.25

 

 

 

 

Core Staff Salaries

 32,661.96

 

 14,426.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 37,794.51

 

 17,775.39

 

 

 

Note: Trustees in honorary posts receive expenses for travel.  The above include trustee expenses as:

 

 

 

Expenses - Trustees

  2,372.20

 

  1,073.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11a

Research Staff Salaries and Expenses

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

Research Staff Salaries

8,999.94

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

Research Support Staff Costs

730.70

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

SIFRE NICS charged to Research Fund

398.89

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10,129.53

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No employees earned more than £30000 in the year.  Two full time volunteers and four part-time salaried staff were employed

 

 

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

 

 

out of pocket expenses in relation to services they provided

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

EEFA Expenditure

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

EEFA - RVP Expenses/ Purchases

456.71

 

1,720.65

 

 

 

 

EEFA - Bursaries

103.60

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

EEFA - Expenses

1,392.30

 

189.00

 

 

 

 

Teaching Fees (EEFA)

178.49

 

0.00 

 

 

 

 

EEFA Salaries

0.00 

 

845.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,131.10

 

2,755.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Tangible fixed assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only tangible fixed assets of SIFRE relate to its IT equipment.  There were no additions in the year

 

 

Cost

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

As at 1st April 2006

2,555.19

 

2,555.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,555.19

 

2,555.19

 

 

 

Depreciation

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

 

As at 1st April 2006

1,802.24

 

1,163.44

 

 

 

 

Charge for the year

638.80

 

638.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,441.04

 

1,802.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net book value at 31st March 2006

 

752.95

 

1,391.75

 

 

 

Net book value at 31st March 2007

 

114.16

 

752.95

 

 

14

Saleable Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Diversity Game

The Diversity Game Boxed

The Game Mat

Faith Cards

A Handbook of Faiths

IFHB (3rd Ed)

Faiths in Focus

Finding Our Way

Strangers  in Our Midsts

 

 

Stock as at 1st April 2006

20

0

77

0

556

99

246

55

0

 

 

Stock added in the year

37

150

1

225

648

0

0

0

30

 

 

Total stock for year

57

150

78

225

1204

99

246

55

30

 

 

Sold in 2006 - 2007

44

15

35

1

562

5

50

34

5

 

 

Stock as at 1st April 2007

13

135

43

224

642

94

196

21

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 £ . p

 

 

Purchase price of stock 2005 -2006

  14.10

0.00 

  22.08

0.00 

0.00 

  0.50

1.00

1.00

 0.00 

 

 

Purchase price of stock 2006 -2007

  14.10

0.00 

  23.50

0.00 

 1.00

  0.50

1.00

1.00

 0.00 

 

 

Selling price of stock 2006 - 2007

  30.00

  30.00

  30.00

 5.95

 5.95

  3.50

3.00

3.00

1.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost value of stock as at 1st April 2006

282.00

0.00 

1,700.26

0.00 

0.00 

49.53

  246.00

 55.00

 0.00 

 

 

Cost value of stock added in the year

521.70

0.00 

  23.50

0.00 

648.00

 0.00 

 0.00 

 0.00 

 0.00 

 

 

Cost value of total stock for year

803.70

0.00 

1,723.76

0.00 

648.00

49.53

  246.00

 55.00

 0.00 

 

 

Possible gross income from sales in 2006 - 2007

1,320.00

450.00

1,050.00

 5.95

3,343.90

17.50

  150.00

  102.00

5.00

 

 

Samples, Gifts and Discounts

  45.90

0.00 

  67.92

0.00 

555.25

 0.00 

 98.00

 30.00

 0.00 

 

 

Actual gross income from sales in 2006 - 2007

1,274.10

450.00

982.08

 5.95

2,788.65

17.50

 52.00

 72.00

5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost value of stock sold in 2006 - 2007

620.40

0.00 

822.50

0.00 

 6.00

  2.50