Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource

 

ANNUAL REPORT
FOR 2007 – 2008

 

TO BE PRESENTED AT THE

 

FOURTEENTH
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OF MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY

 

ON WEDNESDAY 16th JULY 2008
AT 7.00 PM
IN THE BOARD ROOM OF
SUFFOLK NEW COLLEGE
IPSWICH




SIFRE’s DIVERSITY GAME AT EDINBURGH INTER-FAITH WEEK
Saturday 24th November - Saturday 8th December 2007

Taken from the Edinburgh Inter-Faith Week Programme.

Friday 30th November 7pm – 9pm - COME AND PLAY THE ‘DIVERSITY GAME’
A great information game to help players learn about world faiths. Players have a Faith Profile for the faith they are to assume for the duration of the game (Baha'i / Buddhist / Christian / Hindu / Humanist / Jew / Muslim /Pagan / Sikh / Taoist), which gives basic facts about beliefs. Challenge squares then provide opportunities for other players to ask questions about these beliefs, and a handy quick reference booklet is provided to check answers.
Hosted by Nicolson Square Methodist Church, Nicolson Square

Saturday 1st December 3pm - 5pm - COME AND PLAY THE ‘DIVERSITY GAME’
Hosted by The Bahai Community of Edinburgh  - Venue: Edinburgh Bahai Centre, 44 Albany Street

Thursday 6th December 2pm – 4pm - COME AND PLAY THE ‘DIVERSITY GAME’
Hosted by University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy Centre, Potterrow

Secretary of State for Scotland Joined 'Diversity Game' Event
at Edinburgh Bahai Centre

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The Secretary of State for Scotland, The Rt. Hon. Des Browne MP visited the Edinburgh Bahai Centre to participate in the 'Diversity Game'; a board game to help players gain a deeper insight and understanding of the world’s religions.

 



 

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OF SUFFOLK INTER FAITH RESOURCE
IN THE BOARDROOM
SUFFOLK NEW COLLEGE
ON WEDNESDAY 16th JULY 2008 AT 7.00 PM

AGENDA

1.     Welcome to Members of the Company

2.     Apologies for absence

3.     Minutes of the Thirteenth AGM held on 5th September 2007

4.     Matters arising

5.     The Report of the Board of Trustees

6.     Treasurer's Report and presentation of the accounts for 2007-2008

7.     Appointment of Examiner of Accounts for 2008-2009

8.     Election of Board Members

Of the Board's 7 members, 2 are required to retire at the AGM.
The Candidates are:
a) Those who have stood down and wish to seek re-election
(David Capey and Liz Peck are retiring and are willing to be re-appointed)
b) Other nominations received by the Company Secretary
(Candidates have to be Company Members and the Company Secretary should receive the nomination 7 days before the meeting (i.e.  by 9th July 2008))

9.     Any other Business

10.   Date of next AGM (15th July 2009)

 

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

 



SUFFOLK INTER-FAITH RESOURCE

MINUTES OF THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
HELD IN LECTURE THEATRE 4 OF UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SUFFOLK
AT 7.00PM ON SEPTEMBER 5th 2007

Present.

Members:
Mrs Cynthia Capey, Dr David Capey, Mr John Gibbs, Mrs Jean Gittens, Mrs Irma Jacyna, Mr Bernard Jasper, Dr Jan L M Lelijveld, Mrs C M Lelijveld-Mulder, Mrs Barbara Mayhew, Mrs Elizabeth Peck, Mrs Liz Pichon, Revd Cliff Reed, Mr Martin Spettigue, Mr Michael Henry Stagg, Mr Bhupindar Singh Sually, Miss Elizabeth H Sugarman,

Staff and Visitors:
Anna-Marie Allbones; Dr Anne Spalding; Loris M Squirrell, Tanya White.

1.             Welcome.
The President, Revd Cliff Reed, welcomed everyone to the meeting and spoke of the high profile that SIFRE had in the wider community and noted the good work it was doing.  The Chairman of SIFRE then conducted the rest of the meeting.

2.             Apologies.
Apologies for absence were received from:
Mr David Robert Haskins, Mrs Sheila Anne Haskins, Mr Robin Herne, Mary Elizabeth Mills, Mrs Elahe Mojdehi, Mrs Wendy Mulford-Bevan, Ms Margaret Nelson, Revd Dr John Parr, Revd John Peck, Dr John Rudge, Mr Terry Smith, Mr Adrianus van Helvert, Mr Richard Togher,

3.             Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 17th July 2006.
The minutes of the Annual General Meeting, held on 17th July 2006 were made available for Members at the meeting.  It was unanimously agreed that they be accepted as a true and correct record of that meeting and they were signed by the Chairman.

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 Report was accepted by the meeting.

6.             Treasurer’s Report and presentation of the Accounts for 2006-2007.
The Annual Accounts were included in the document containing the Annual Report.  The Treasurer briefly went through the report, pointing out significant features.  He reminded the Members that last year SIFRE’s end of year funds were enhanced by a grant of £14,000 which has been used this year on two research projects.  He reported that SIFRE’s finances were in a healthy state.  The Chairman asked the Members of the Company to accept the Report and Accounts of the Trustee Directors.  Elizabeth Sugarman proposed and Bhupindar Singh Sually seconded the proposal that the Report be accepted.  All were in favour.

7.             Appointment of Examiner of Accounts for 2007-2008.
David Capey expressed his gratitude to Clive Mees who examined the accounts just presented and proposed that he be reappointed.  The Members unanimously accepted the proposal.

8.             Election of Board Members.
The Chairman asked the President to present this item.
There were three vacancies on the Board.  Martin Spettigue and Richard Togher had to stand down but wished to be re-appointed in accord with the Articles of the Companied Jan L M Lelijveld had been proposed by David Capey and seconded by Martin Spettigue
The Secretary proposed that these three be appointed en bloc
Cynthia Capey proposed and Liz Peck seconded this and they were elected unanimously.

9.             Any other business.
David Capey proposed a vote of thanks to the staff, tutors and volunteers who had worked for SIFRE through the year with a special thanks to Bernard Jasper who has faithfully come into the Centre on regular weekly basis.

10.         Date of next meeting.
It was agreed that the date of the next AGM would be on 16th July 2008.

The meeting concluded at 7.25pm.

 


REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEE DIRECTORS FOR 2007 - 2008

The Board of Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource (SIFRE) is pleased to present its Report and Financial Statement for the year ending 31st March 2008.

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 New College / University Campus Suffolk .  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 2007 - 2008 are:

Martin Spettigue

Chairman

Martin Spettigue

Company Secretary

William David Capey

Treasurer

Members of the Board for 2007 - 2008

Cynthia Margaret Capey

Joint Vice-Chairman
(Appointed 16th July 2006)

William David Capey

(Appointed 17th July 2005)

Jean Gittens

(Appointed 16th July 2006)

Jan Lelijveld

(Appointed 5th September 2007)

Elizabeth Peck

(Appointed 16th July 2006)

Martin Spettigue

(Appointed 5th September 2007)

Richard Togher

Joint Vice-Chairman
(Appointed 5th September 2007)

 

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.

This year, SIFRE has been working closely with the County RE Adviser and did not sign up any schools as Affiliates because it wanted to offer an equal service to all schools.  Apart from Company Membership which decreased by 3, all other categories of membership showed a slight increase.  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 2007 – 2008

All the meetings were quorate.

SIFRE Staff

SIFRE has two full time (voluntary) staff, five 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) and Anna-Marie Allbones, the Admin Assistant (30 hours / week).Our Community Liaison Officers (Tanya White and Elahe Mojdehi) (10 hours / week) both left during the year.  One post was filled with the appointment of Vinaya Kulkarni and despite attempts to find a suitable person, the other post remained vacant at the end of the year.  The outstanding vacancy has imposed considerable pressure on the remaining staff.  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.  Throughout the year, one volunteer (Bernard Jasper) was present in the Centre every Tuesday.

Since our last report, SIFRE’s staff have continued to explore the extent and limitations of their involvement.  Last year’s intention to limit staff involvement in statutory committees has proved difficult because, after further discussion at staff and Board levels, it was seen that although the dilemma remains, such engagement was invaluable in terms of networking and awareness raising.

Anne’s service to the various committees on diversity and equality continued as did her work as Vice-Chair of an inter-agency committee looking at new and emerging communities.  Additionally during the year, she has been involved in the follow up meetings which started as a result of Mojlum Khan's research report on young Muslims.

Whilst she was with us, Tanya’s time was increasingly taken up in organising the 2008 Holocaust Memorial weekend in January of this year and her role was redesigned to make this her exclusive concern.  Suffolk County Council funded her time to enable Tanya engage in its preparation.

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 2007-2008, 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, three part time salaried staff who work from the SIFRE Centre.  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)

Tanya White
(to September 2007)

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

Vinaya Kulkarni
(from November 2007)

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 oversees the library which was this year enhanced with the receipt of Suffolk New College’s stock of theology books.

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 and Essex, the WEA, hospitals, police, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council, St.  Edmundsbury Borough Council, Waveney District Council and Suffolk New College and Lowestoft College) as well as again 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 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 ‘My Town, Your Town, Our Town’.  In Bury St Edmunds, Liz Pichon and her group have arranged a number of successful events including a Festival of Light at West Suffolk College.  Much groundwork and bridge-building continues behind the scenes.

Our ongoing work with the hospitals and our support for their developing multi-faith Chaplaincies is particularly important .

The research conducted last year into Muslim experiences and aspirations has been significant for the local community and this has led to frequent follow-up meetings involving all the interested parties.

SIFRE staff have continued to serve on numerous statutory and voluntary sector committees including the Suffolk Joint Diversity Working Group; the Mayor of Ipswich's Civic Celebration of Community; East Suffolk Theology Forum; Ipswich Hospital's Respecting Diversity User Group (including the Hospital's Celebration of Faiths event); Suffolk Primary Care Trust's Equalities and Diversity Steering Group; Suffolk New College's Equality and Diversity Awayday; the Forum of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and New and Emerging Communities; the Race and Faith Forum; the Waveney Community Cohesion Partnership; the University Campus Suffolk Equality and Diversity Committee; the CPS Case Review Panel; and the Police Diversity Board

SIFRE was involved in the local World Aids Day event, the Mental Health and the Churches/Faith communities group and was in discussions with Suffolk Mental Health Partnership.

On the first Tuesday of each month, SIFRE hosts a Seniors’ Inter-Faith Tea Party, often at the 7th Day Adventist Church.  This groups has been preparing to present a Forum of Faiths event on ‘Caring for the Elderly’

During the year SIFRE was responsible for a significant number of events including:

Throughout the year

 

 

SIFRE 10 session courses for WEA:
Sacred Animals
– Ipswich
Islam in the Modern World -
Ipswich
Egyption Mythology –
Felixstowe
Islam in the Modern World -
Westleton
World Religions roundabout -
Stoke-by-Nayland

14th June

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Pagans and their attitude to other Equality Strands - Robin Herne
St Edmundsbury Borough Premises

19th June

2:00pm to 5:pm

Refugee Week Family Party
Lecture Theatre 4 of Suffolk College

30th June

10:00am to 4:30pm

On the trail of Green Men in Suffolk Churches (An EEFA event )
from Bury to Eye.  by car
Meet by the Green Man in the Abbey Gardens at 10:00am and finish with tea in Occold at 4:30pm

5th July

7:30pm to 9:00pm

‘Shaping The Future Of Suffolk’ Community Strategy Consultation Document 2008 –2028

see below for details

9th July

12:30am to 1:30pm

Humanists and their attitude to other Equality Strands
Margaret Nelson
Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich

8thSeptember

11:00am

SIFRE Bury Circle -
‘Sacred' Exhibition
British Library, London

11th September

7:00pm to 9:00pm

SIFRE Meeting
Start of year get-together
Lecture Theatre 4, University Campus Suffolk

18th September

7:30pm to 9:00pm

Faith and Festivals Seminar
Jews
Tattingstone Church

20thSeptember

1:00pm to 2:00pm

SCC Faith and Culture Lunchtime Seminars
Black-led Churches
The Rose Room, Endeavour House, Ipswich

21stSeptember

10:00am to 12:00pm

WEA 10 week course begins
Sacred Animals
Co-op Education Centre, Ipswich

27thSeptember

12:30pm to 1:30pm

SCC Faith and Culture Lunchtime Seminars
Travellers
1st Floor Conference Room, Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds

27th September

10:00am to 8:30pm

SIFRE Meeting
Viewing of SIFRE Extended Library
SIFRE Centre

10thOctober

12:30pm to 1:30pm

LSC Faith and Culture Lunchtime Seminars
Exploring Young Muslims Views
Research Report
LSC, Felaw Maltings 42 Felaw Street, Ipswich IP2 8SJ

12thOctober

7:30pm to 9:00pm

SIFRE Bury Circle
Harvest of People and Eid Celebration
Unitarian Meeting House, Churchgate Street Bury St Edmunds

16thOctober

7:00pm to 9:00pm

A SIFRE Forums of Faith Meeting
“Living in a Secular Society“
Lecture Theatre 4, University Campus Suffolk

17thOctober

7:30pm to 9:00pm

Faith and Festivals Seminar
Muslims
Tattingstone Church

17th October

12:30pm to 1:30pm

SCC Faith and Culture Lunchtime Seminars
Travellers
Lowestoft Library

18th October

12:30pm to 1:30pm

SCC Faith and Culture Lunchtime Seminars
Hindus
The Council Chamber' Endeavour House, Ipswich

8th November

12:00pm to 4:00pm

SIFRE Bury Circle
Festival of Light at West Suffolk College
West Suffolk College, Out Risbygate, Bury St Edmunds

14th November

7:30pm to 9:00pm

Faith and Festivals Seminar
Hindus
Tattingstone Church

15th November

7:00pm to 9:00pm

A SIFRE Forums of Faith Meeting
“Every Child Matters”
Lecture Theatre 4, University Campus Suffolk

22nd November

12:30pm to 1:30pm

SCC Faith and Culture Lunchtime Seminars
Travellers
The Council Chamber' Endeavour House, Ipswich

22nd November

12:30pm to 1:30pm

SCC Faith and Culture Lunchtime Seminars
Humanists
1st Floor Conference Room, Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds

5th December

12:30pm to 1:30pm

LSC Faith and Culture Lunchtime Seminars
Refugees
LSC, Felaw Maltings 42 Felaw Street, Ipswich IP2 8SJ

22nd January

12:30pm

SCC Faith and Culture Seminar – Hindus
Conference Room, Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds

 

23rd January

12:30pm

SCC Faith and Culture Seminar – Jews
Rose Room, Endeavour House, Ipswich

 

24th January

6.pm

Winter pilgrimage 1.  “Highs and lows in India – meditation, mudbaths and more”
Verna Duncan; Friends’ Meeting House, Fonnereau Road, Ipswich

 

25th 27th January

various

Holocaust Memorial Weekend

 

31st January

6:00pm

Winter pilgrimage 2 “On the Hajj with my daughter”
Manwar Ali; Bond Street Mosque Community Centre

 

13th February

12:30pm

SCC Faith and Culture Seminar – A speaker from Churches Together Library, Lowestoft

 

13th February

12.00

LSC Lunchtime Seminars – Pagans
Felaw Maltings

 

21st February

6:00pm

Winter Pilgrimage 3 “Gaza and the West Bank”
Barbara Mayhew; St Pancras Church Hall

 

27th February

12:30pm

SCC Faith and Culture Seminar – Roman Catholics
Council Chamber, Endeavour House, Ipswich

 

28th February

6:00pm

Winter Pilgrimage 4“ Andalucía – a Glimpse of a Golden Age
Cynthia Capey; Christchurch Tacket Street

 

5th March

7:30pm

Tattingstone Church Lecture- Buddhism

 

6th March

6:00pm

“Shared Stories” – an introduction to a study course on texts of the Abrahamic Faiths.
Unitarian Meeting House Hall.

 

9th March

2.30pm

Mayor’s Annual Celebration of Community
Wolsey Theatre

 

19th March

12:30pm

SCC Faith and Culture Seminar – Migrant Workers
Elizabeth Room, Endeavour House, Ipswich

 

 

 

SIFRE was asked by Suffolk County Council to organise a Forum of Faiths Meeting on the ‘SHAPING THE FUTURE OF SUFFOLK’ COMMUNITY STRATEGY CONSULTATION DOCUMENT 2008 –2028.The Forum was held on 5th July at 7:30pm in Lecture Theatre 4 of Suffolk New College

At short notice on 14th February in the Unitarian Meting House, SIFRE organised a Forum of Faiths on the theme Wise Words? Bad Press! A Debate on the reaction to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lecture, “Civil and Religious Law in England: a religious perspective” delivered by the Archbishop at the Royal Courts of Justice on Thursday 7th February


One of SIFRE’s major events was the DIVERSE SUFFOLK WEEK held in Occold in May 2007.The programme was as follows:

 

Friday 11th May

7:00pm

Benefice Viewing of, ‘Faces of Suffolk’, with cheese and wine, reception followed by the evening service of Compline

Saturday 12th May

12:00 noon

Official Opening , by Councillor Sara Michell, (Diversity Portfolio Holder, for Mid-Suffolk District Council), followed by a Reception

12:30pm
(approx)

Opening Talk, Introduced by, Kathleen Ben Rabha, Community Affairs Adviser, to the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, ‘The Kingdom of the Wuffingas’,  by Terry Smith

Saturday 19th May

11:00am

Learn about Suffolk’s Traveller Community with Sylvie Parker and a showing of the video A Gypsy’s Wish

2:00pm

with Dan Allum and a presentation by, The Romany Theatre Company

Sunday 13th May

11:00am

Public Worship for all, Preacher: Graciano Masauso from Zimbabwe,
Followed by a Parish Lunch

Monday to Friday

9:30am

A 1 hr presentation for school children

11:00am

A 1 hr presentation for school children

12:30pm

Faith and Culture Seminar., These seminars are particularly aimed at staff of statutory bodies, local industry, and all interested people.

2:00pm

A 1 hr presentation for school children

7:00pm

‘My Life and Faith’.

These evening events will be more relaxed conversations between our guest speakers and their audience.

Monday 14th May

Meeting Muslims, with Manwar Ali and Lavita Smith

Tuesday 15th May

Meeting Sikhs, with Bhupindar Sually and Suhkpreet Singh

Wednesday 16th May

Meeting Hindus, with Vinaya Kulkarni and Atul Shah

Thursday 17th May

Meeting Jews, with Elizabeth Sugarman and Beverley Levy

Friday 18th May

Meeting Buddhists, with Jnanamitra and Tim Knights

 

 

SIFRE’s other major event was the conference ‘Chaplaincy across the Sectors’ held in Diss on 13th March.  At this event, speakers from chaplaincy in Further Education, Higher Education, Hospitals, Hospices, Deaf, The Armed Forces, The Emergency Services, The Transport Services (Ports, Airports), Prisons, Muslim Chaplaincy, Pagan Community Services, Community Chaplaincy, Town Pastors and Virtual Chaplaincy spoke of their work and were able to share ideas and good practice.

SIFRE photographic exhibition, ‘Faces of Suffolk’, which started as a travelling exhibition has had outings to Lowestoft, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds during the year.

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

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 more or less sound.  SIFRE receives core funding from Suffolk County Council to pay its salaried staff and funding from Suffolk Constabulary contributes to the salary of one of its Community Liaison Officers.  There is slight concern that staff costs are escalating because of annual increments and cost of living awards (staff are paid according to the NJC pay scales) and they are increasingly being subsidized by SIFRE’s income from other activities.  These other activities are self funding and generate sufficient overheads to also 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 from £62K to £42K.This reduction is accounted for because one of the restricted funds (Muslim Research), established at the end of the financial year 2006 – 2007, has been expended during this financial year.  More significantly, £12.5K belonging to the EEFA project has been transferred to The East of England Faiths Agency which is now been established as a Community Interest Company with its own accounting system.

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 2007-2008 this equates to a desired reserve of £17.5K.As at 31st March 2008, 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 New College / University Campus Suffolk for providing accommodation and associated service at no cost to SIFRE.

The Future

We reported two years ago that SIFRE’s long association with its landlord Suffolk College was coming to an end and that University Campus Suffolk was to take possession of the land on which the Centre stood and we would become their tenant.  This uncertainty continued through 2007 – 2008 but we believe that UCS is now the legal owners of the Long Street building and UCS is our landlord.

Whilst our Long Street accommodation is fine as a working office space, it does not engender the warm receptive atmosphere of our previous accommodation and it presents some of our members with a problem because it still lacks access suitable for disabled people.  We are fortunate that when necessary, we can use other disabled person friendly accommodation for our on campus events and the Seventh-day Adventist Church continues to host SIFRE’s Seniors’ tea-parties.

The Board again wishes to express its gratitude to Dave Muller and all the staff of Suffolk New College who made us so welcome, to the members of Suffolk new college / UCS Estates team who are always friendly and helpful and to our new landlords at University Campus Suffolk for their willingness to continue to accommodate us.

The faiths landscape of Suffolk is changing and maturing and the Board see this as a challenge to how they continue their work in the county.  Working this out will be a major priority in 2008 - 2009

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).
4th July 2008


APPENDIX TO THE ANNUAL REPORT OF SUFFOLK INTER-FAITH RESOURCE

MEMBERSHIP OF SIFRE IN THE YEAR 1st SEPTEMBER 2007 TO 31st AUGUST 2008

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 Ann Dawes

 

Ipswich

6

Mrs Verna Duncan

 

Ipswich

7

Mr David Finn

 

Ipswich

8

Mr David G Gedge

 

Woodbridge

9

Ms Maloud Ghazi-Torbati

 

Ipswich

10

Mr John Gibbs

 

Ipswich

11

Mrs Jean Gittens

 

Ipswich

12

Mr Robin Herne

 

Ipswich

13

Mrs Irma Jacyna

 

Ipswich

14

Mr Bernard Jasper

 

Ipswich

15

Mrs Prabjot Kaur

 

Ipswich

16

Mr Mojlum Khan

 

Ipswich

17

Dr Jan L M Lelijveld

 

Woodbridge

18

Mrs C M Lelijveld-Mulder

 

Woodbridge

19

Mrs Barbara Mayhew

 

Rattlesden, Bury St Edmunds

20

 Mary Elizabeth Mills

 

Ipswich

21

Mrs Elahe Mojdehi

 

Ipswich

22

Mrs Wendy Mulford-Bevan

 

Saxmundham

23

Mrs Mary Myatt

 

Bury St Edmunds

24

Ms Margaret Nelson

 

Elmsett, Ipswich

25

Revd Dr John Parr

 

Bury St Edmunds

26

Mrs Elizabeth Peck

 

Wickham  Market

27

Revd John Peck

 

Woodbridge

28

Mrs Liz Pichon

 

Bury St Edmunds

29

Revd Cliff Reed

 

Ipswich

30

Revd Edward Rennard

 

Halesworth

31

Dr John Rudge

 

Diss

32

Mr Terry Smith

 

Ipswich

33

Mr Martin Spettigue

 

Ipswich

34

Mr Michael Henry Stagg

 

Woodbridge

35

Mrs Jill Stewart

 

Haughley

36

Mr Bhupindar Singh Sually

 

Ipswich

37

Miss Elizabeth H Sugarman

 

Felixstowe

38

Ms Nargis Sultan

 

Needham Market

39

Mr Richard Togher

 

Ipswich

40

Mr Peter Watson

 

Bury St.  Edmunds

41

Mrs Elizabeth Watthews

 

Ipswich

42

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

Mr Michael Akenhurst

 

Bury St Edmunds

2

Mrs Tricia Akenhurst

 

Bury St Edmunds

3

Ms Anne Boeppler

 

Harkstead

4

Mrs Ann Barbanell

 

Aldeburgh

5

Mrs Kathleen Ben Rahba

 

Ipswich

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

Revd James Dalgleish

 

Hadleigh

13

Ms Gill Dudley

 

Hadleigh

14

Mrs Harriet Frazer

 

Saxmundham

15

Mrs Anne Garstang

 

Ipswich

16

Mrs Carol Gibbs

 

Ipswich

17

Sr Barbara Harrison

 

Harwich

18

Mrs Marian Haworth

 

Ipswich

19

Mrs Kiran Kumar

 

Lowestoft

20

Mrs Beverley Levy

 

Ipswich

21

Mr Tim Mason

 

Ipswich

22

Mrs Deborah McKinley

 

Bury St Edmunds

23

 Chris Mort

 

Colchester

24

Mrs Rose Norgate

 

Beccles

25

Ms Lyn Oldfield

 

Harksted, Ipswich

26

Mrs Maude Parker

 

Needham Market

27

Revd James Paterson

 

Woodbridge

28

Ms Rosemary Pickering

 

Norwich

29

Mrs Wendy Porter

 

Needham Market

30

Mrs Sophie Pryor

 

Ipswich

31

Mr F R G J Rapsey

 

Kesgrave

32

Revd.  Mark Sanders

 

Woodbridge

33

Mr Malcolm Searle

 

Bury St Edmunds

34

Mrs Shirley Smith

 

Southwold

35

Dr Sushil Kumar Soni

 

Ipswich

36

Dr Anne C Spalding

 

Woodbridge

37

Mrs Rebecca Steiner

 

Ipswich

38

Miss Evelyn Mary Tayler

 

Colchester

39

Mrs E Taylor

 

Worlingworth

40

 Hilda Taylor

 

Colchester

41

Mrs Stacy Thunes Smith

 

Bury St Edmunds

42

Mr Martin Tiley

 

Bury St Edmunds

43

Revd Raymond Trudgian

 

Kings Lynn

44

Ms Jan Wain

 

Ipswich

45

Mr William Wexler

 

Lowestoft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Representatives of Affiliate Faith Groups

1

Bury St Edmunds Unitarian Congregation

 Mr Martin Gienke

2

Diocese of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich

 Mrs Shirley Nicholls

3

Diocese of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich

 Revd Peter Mortimer

4

Ipswich Bangledesh Mosque and Community

 Mr Manik Miah

5

Ipswich Bangledesh Mosque and Community

 Mr Tunu Miah

6

Ipswich Hospital Chaplaincy

 Revd Siw Carlsson

7

Ipswich Hospital Chaplaincy

 Revd Rosie Finch

8

Ipswich Pagan Council

 Mrs Laurie Manning

9

Ipswich Pagan Council

 Mr Antony Manning

10

Ipswich Seventh Day Adventists

 Mrs Jean Gittens

11

Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House

 Mr John Gibbs

12

Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House

 Ms Ann Boeppler

13

Religious Society of Friends (Ipswich and Diss MM)

 Mr Martin Pennock

14

Religious Society of Friends (Ipswich and Diss MM)

 Ms Verna Duncan

15

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Suffolk

 Mr Adrianus van Helvert

16

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Suffolk

 Mrs Stacy Thunes Smith

17

Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is of Ipswich

 Ms Shiva Cooper

18

Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is of Ipswich

 Mr Richard Togher

19

Sri Chinmoy Centre

 Mr Martin Spettigue

20

St Nicholas' Hospice (BSE)

 Revd John Stroud

21

Suffolk Humanists

 Ms Margaret Nelson

22

Suffolk Humanists

 Mr David Mitchell

23

West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust

 Revd Graham Rendle

24

West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust

 Revd Canon David Crawley

 

 

Representatives of Affiliate Agencies

 

1

Coastal Homeless Action Group

Ms Alison Baker

2

Farthing, Singleton and Hastings

Ms Andrea Race

3

Ipswich Borough Council

Mrs Christine Christenson

4

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Ms Jennifer Canham

5

Ipswich Housing Action Group Ltd

Ms Jean Russell

6

Ipswich YMCA Mrs

Linda Sheppard

7

Optua

Mr David Finn

8

Suffolk County Constabulary

Inspector Peter Haystead

9

Suffolk County Council  (Diversity)

Mr Andy Yacoub

10

Suffolk County Council (Fostering Care)

Ms Jane Best

11

Suffolk New College

Mrs Marilyn Watsham

12

The Iceni Project

Ms Carol Slater

13

The Probation Service

Ms Carol Mansell

14

Waterfront Community Centre

Ms Pamela Littlejohn

 


 

TUTORS WHO HAVE BEEN ENGAGED BY SIFRE IN THE YEAR

 

1

 Ms Aisha Abu Bakar

 

36

 Mr Sejad Mekie

2

 Revd Harold Afflu

 

37

 Mrs Elahe Mojdehi

3

 Mr M Ali

 

38

 Mr Osman Morrisom

4

 Mr Shpetim Alimeta

 

39

 Ms Margaret Nelson

5

 Mr Daniel Allum

 

40

 Mr Nathan Nelson

6

 Mr Tariq Amin

 

41

 Mrs Rose Norgate

7

 Mr Christopher Blomeley

 

42

 Mrs Aruna Ohdhia

8

 Ms Julie Brown

 

43

 Ms Sylvie Parker

9

 Revd Nina Brown

 

44

 Revd John Peck

10

 Mrs Cynthia Capey

 

45

 Ms Naomi Perowne

11

 Dr William Capey

 

46

 Ms Shelagh Phillips

12

 Dr  Adrian Cooper

 

47

 Mrs Liz Pichon

13

 Mrs Shiva Cooper

 

48

 Mr Terry Pickard

14

 Ms Jyoti Dabhi

 

49

 Mr Andrew Platt

15

 Ms Sandra Day

 

50

 Dr Shams Qazi

16

 Mrs Gitti Dunham

 

51

 Captain Alan Reed

17

 Ms Jnanamitra Emmett

 

52

 Ms Valerie Sawyer

18

 Ms Sujata Gathani

 

53

 Mrs Elizabeth Serpell

19

 Mrs Jean Gittens

 

54

 Dr Atul Shah

20

 Ms Isabelle Grela

 

55

 Mr David Sharp

21

 Ms Ewa Haladus

 

56

 Mr Sucha Singh

22

 Ms Eve Haywood

 

57

 Mr Sukhpreet Singh

23

 Mr Robin Herne

 

58

 Mrs Lavita Smith

24

 Mr Martin Hillary

 

59

 Mr Terry Smith

25

 Mr David Jones

 

60

 Dr Sushil Soni

26

 Mrs Prabjot Kaur

 

61

 Dr Anne Spalding

27

 Mrs Nazly Khan

 

62

 Mr Martin Spettigue

28

 Mr Mojlum Khan

 

63

 Mr Bhupindar Sually

29

 Mr Tim Knights

 

64

 Miss Elizabeth Sugarman

30

 Ms Vinaya Kulkarni

 

65

 Mrs Shirley Sunkin

31

 Mrs Kiran Kumar

 

66

 Mrs Katy Tatum-Smith

32

 Mrs Beverley Levy

 

67

 Mrs Stacy Thunes Smith

33

 Mr Amoghavajra Mackay)

 

68

 Miss Tanya White

34

 Mr Faisal Masoud

 

69

 Mr George Willson

35

 Mrs Barbara Mayhew

 

70

 Ms Keren Wright

 


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 2008, 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:

 

                    Clive Mees

Relevant professional qualification or body: DMS Cert Ed

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

Date:                                       15th July 2008


 

Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource

BALANCE SHEET

For the period from 1st April 2007 to 31st March 2008

Note

2007/2008

2006/2007

£.p .

£.p .

£.p .

£.p .

Tangible assets

Tangible fixed assets

13

0.00

 114.15

Other tangible assets (saleable stock)

14

366.00

2,099.83

Current assets

Debtors and Prepayments

15

 8,942.25

8,310.53

Cash at bank

 40,406.66

58,351.51

 49,348.91

66,662.04

Income received in advance

16

-

-

Creditors: amount falling due

17

 7,699.37

6,815.11

within one year

 7,699.37

6,815.11

Net assets

42,015.55

62,060.91

Unrestricted funds

 11,767.57

17,464.91

Restricted Funds

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

247.99

 220.89

 Restricted Fund (Staff Salaries Contingencies) (Note B)

 30,000.00

30,000.00

 Restricted Fund (EEFA Project) (Note C)

 0.00

12,596.71

 Restricted Fund (Research Projects) (Note D)

0.00

1,778.40

 Restricted Fund(CDF Funded Conference)

0.00

 

 

Total funds

42,015.55

62,060.91

For the year ended.31st March 2008, 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 - 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.

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'


Statement of Financial Activities (including Income and Expenditure Account)

For the period from 1st April 2007 to 31st March 2008

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)

Restricted Fund  (CDF Funded Conference)

Total Funds 2007/2008

Total Funds 2006/2007

Note

£.p .

£.p .

£.p .

£.p .

£.p .

£.p .

£.p .

£.p .

Donations, grants and similar income

2

11,715.03

25,044.15

1,866.44

0.00

3,500.00

42,125.62

42,563.97

Activities to further the charities objects:

3

27,167.06

27,167.06

28,327.90

Sundry Income

4

1,044.50

416.00

1,460.50

902.70

Bank Interest

5

1,502.41

1,502.41

1,347.52

TOTAL INCOMING RESOURCES

41,429.00

25,044.15

0.00

1,866.44

0.00

3,916.00

72,255.58

73,142.09

RESOURCES EXPENDED

Charitable expenditure

Centre and Office Related Expenditure

6

14,378.11

14,378.11

15,737.26

Research Project Related Expenditure

6a

0.00

756.02

756.02

2,092.07

Inter-Faith Events

7

2,165.16

2,165.16

3,593.39

Other Expenditure

8

2,429.96

2,429.96

2,603.92

Teaching Related Fees and Expenses

9

13,569.14

13,569.14

11,757.53

Teaching and Sales Discounts Given

10

1,638.85

1,638.85

1,691.03

Staff Salaries and Expenses

11

0.00

35,822.98

1,016.45

36,839.43

47,924.04

EEFA Expenditure

12

14,463.15

14,463.15

2,131.10

4,327.30

4,327.30

TOTAL RESOURCES EXPENDED

34,181.22

35,822.98

0.00

14,463.15

1,772.47

4,327.30

90,567.11

87,530.34

NET INCOMING RESOURCES

7,247.78

-10,778.83

 

-12,596.71

-1,772.47

-411.30

-18,311.53

-14,388.25

NET MOVEMENT IN FUNDS

7,247.78

-10,778.83

0.00

-12,596.71

-1,772.47

-411.30

-18,331.53

-14,388.25

Capitalisation of tangible assets

13

0.00

0.00

0.00

Movement in saleable capital assets

14

-1,733.83

-1,733.83

-232.96

TOTAL FUNDS AT 1st APRIL 2007

17,464.91

220.89

30,000.00

12,596.71

1,778.40

62,060.91

76,682.12

TRANSFERS BETWEEN FUNDS

-11,211.30

10,805.93

0.00

-5.93

411.30

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL FUNDS AT 31st MARCH 2008

11,767.57

247.99

30,000.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

42,015.55

62,060.91

 


 

Notes forming part of the financial statements for the year 1st April 2007 to 31st March 2008

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

 -

 -

Donations - Associates (Gift Aid)

 60.00

 40.00

Donations - Members (Gift Aid)

 10.00

 19.00

Donations (General)

 60.70

 343.90

Donations - ASs

 -

 -

Donations - AAs

 -

 -

Income - Gift Aid Tax Repayment

 294.74

 229.59

Tutors' fees/ expenses donated to SIFRE

1,259.59

1,271.99

1,715.03

1,934.48

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

21,505.41

22,082.50

Research Support Staff Costs

 -

 730.70

Events - Support Staff Costs - SCC HMD 2007

 -

 657.48

Core SIFRE Staff Fees

1,354.36

 -

Employee costs recovered

 -

 6.86

Previous year's pay not claimed

 184.38

 -

Income - Support Grants for CLO Posts

2,000.00

 -

25,044.15

23,477.55

Grants and donations to EEFA Project

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

Income - Grants, Fees etc for EEFA

 500.00

6,400.00

EEFA Overhead

 521.13

 474.82

Core EEFA Staff Fees

 530.00

 -

Tutors' fees/ expenses donated to EEFA

 315.31

 277.13

1,866.44

7,151.95

Intangible income

The SIFRE Centre is housed in the Long Street Building of University Campus Suffolk

The ownership of our Centre is in the process of being transferred from 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

10,000.00

10,000.00

10,000.00

Donations, grants and similar income

38,625.62

42,563.97

3

Activities to further the charities objects:

Membership Subscriptions

Total Memberships has decreased since last year.  Allowing for the fact that Schools have not been asked

to affiliate this year the number of Affiliate Memberships has increased by one.

the number of Associates remains the same and the number of Company Members has decreased by 8.

 No.  of Members

 No.  of Members

Subscriptions - Affiliate Agencies

14

11

Subscriptions - Affiliate Faith Groups

14

10

Subscriptions - Affiliate Schools

0

15

Subscriptions - Associates (Gift Aid)

15

16

Subscriptions - Associates

32

29

Subscriptions - Members

7

8

Subscriptions - Members(Gift Aid)

35

37

Total Membership

117

126

Membership Subscriptions (Continued)

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

Subscriptions - Affiliate Agencies

 280.00

 220.00

Subscriptions - Affiliate Faith Groups

 280.00

 200.00

Subscriptions - Affiliate Schools

 -

 300.00

Subscriptions - Associates

 150.00

 160.00

Subscriptions - Associates (Gift Aid)

 320.00

 290.00

Subscriptions - Members

 105.00

 120.00

Subscriptions - Members(Gift Aid)

 525.00

 555.00

1,660.00

1,845.00

Sales of Publications and Resources

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

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

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

Book - Children of Abraham

 24.50

 52.50

Book - Celebrating Diversity

 63.92

 -

Book - Faiths in Focus

 12.00

 150.00

Book - Finding our Way

 9.00

 102.00

Book - A Handbook of Faiths

2,737.00

3,343.90

Book - Hinduism

 11.99

 -

Book - Inter-Faith Handbook (3rd edition)

 -

 17.50

Book - Pagan Pieces

 10.50

 91.00

Book - Sacred Spaces

 -

 30.00

Book - Strangers in Our Midst

 -

 5.00

Booklet - What do the faiths

 81.00

 -

Faith Resources - Set of 12 Faith Cards

 17.85

 5.95

Faith Resources Booklet - Buddhism

 7.00

 -

Faith Resources Booklet - Christianity

 3.50

 -

Faith Resources Booklet - Hinduism

 10.50

 -

Faith Resources Booklet - Islam

 7.00

 -

Faith Resources Booklet - Judaism

 7.00

 -

Faith Resources Booklet - Sikhism

 7.00

 -

Faith Resources - Set of 12 Faith Posters

 -

 48.00

Faith Resources - Set of 12 Laminated Faith Posters

 96.00

 -

Game - Diversity

 -

1,320.00

Game - Diversity (new boxed edition)

1,830.00

 450.00

Game - Diversity Playing Mat

1,350.00

1,050.00

6,285.76

6,665.85

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

 -

 -

Booking fees (all courses)

 750.00

 715.00

Resources supplied

 -

 121.75

Teaching Fees (Charitable Groups)

 301.00

 447.13

Teaching Fees (Contract Courses)

7,562.93

6,751.88

Teaching Fees (Suffolk College)

 896.00

 364.00

Teaching Fees (Schools)

4,788.44

4,054.81

Cost of room hire and lunches

 591.00

 873.00

Tutors' expenses recovered

2,366.92

2,560.00

17,256.30

15,887.57

Grants and Fees for Inter-Faith Events

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

Event - QIFC Bury St Edmunds 2006

 -

 500.00

Event - Diverse Suffolk

1,200.00

 400.00

Teaching Fees (Diverse Suffolk)

 280.00

 -

Event - Holocaust Memorial Day

 235.00

1,049.48

Event - Waveney 2007- SIFRE Circle

 250.00

 -

Event - QIFC Lowestoft 2005 Conference Fee Discounts

 -

 -

Event - QIFC Lowestoft 2005 Conference Grants

 -

 -

Event - Waveney 2006 - richer for Diversity

 -

 720.00

Event - Waveney 2007- Our Shared Values

 -

1,260.00

1,965.00

3,929.48

Activities to further the charities objects:

27,167.06

28,327.90

Grants and Fees for the CDF Conference

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

Income - Grants, CDF Chaplaincy Conference

3,500.00

 -

Event - Chaplaincy across the Sectors Conference

 416.00

 -

Grants and Fees for the CDF Conference

3,916.00

 -

4

Sundry Income

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

Income - Grant towards Faiths Video

 -

 500.00

Income - Research Grant from SCJB

 300.00

 -

Donations to Bangladeshi Foundation

 250.00

 -

Sundry - Postage and Packaging

 494.50

 402.70

1,044.50

 902.70

5

Bank Interest

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

Income - Interest on funds in Reserve Account

1,502.41

1,347.52

1,502.41

1,347.52

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

from corporation tax.

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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

 225.00

 205.00

Purchases - SIFRE Centre

 -

 47.64

Membership Fees / Subscriptions

 314.88

 405.28

Office Costs -Consumables

 855.77

1,492.87

Office Costs - Equipment

 654.20

 216.78

Office Costs - Photocopying

 204.71

 346.29

Office Costs - Postage

 272.58

 830.70

Office Costs - Publishing

 17.40

 -

Office Costs - Stationery

 627.43

 551.74

Office Costs - Telephone

1,091.99

1,002.16

4,263.96

5,098.46

Intangible expenses

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

Accommodation

10,000.00

10,000.00

10,000.00

10,000.00

Depreciation of tangible assets

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

IT equipment

 114.15

 638.80

 114.15

 638.80

Centre and Office Related Expenditure

14,378.11

15,737.26

6a

Research Project Related Expenditure

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

Muslim Research Projects

 756.02

2,092.07

 756.02

2,092.07

7

Inter-Faith Events

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

Expenses - SIFRE Circles

 52.50

 96.08

Events - Refugee Tea Party 2007

 193.15

 -

Tutors' Fees - Diverse Suffolk

 245.00

 -

Events - Diverse Suffolk (Occold)

 805.46

 -

Events - Waveney - Ceilidh

 182.00

 -

Events - SIFRE Staff away Day

 217.05

 -

Events - SCC Diwali Festival

 -

 603.69

Events - Support Staff Costs - SCC HMD 2007

 -

 657.48

Events - Expenses for SCC HMD 2007

 470.00

 206.98

Events - SCC Children's Summer Party

 -

 332.48

Events - Waveney - richer for Diversity 2006

 -

 561.06

Events - Waveney - Our shared values

 -

1,135.62

2,165.16

3,593.39

CDF Funded Conference

Events - CatS conference - speakers' expenses

 711.44

 -

Events - CatS Conference - conference expenses

2,014.50

 -

Events - Chaplaincy across the Sectors Staff Fees

1,601.36

 -

4,327.30

 -

8

Other Expenditure

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

Donations for use of premises

 125.00

 -

Purchases - Resource Materials

 418.69

 17.49

Purchases - Resources Books

 63.92

 151.28

Purchases - Diversity Games and Mats

 387.00

 545.20

Purchases - A Handbook of Faiths

 288.00

 648.00

Donation to Bangladeshi Fund

 250.00

 -

Hospitality

 830.35

 541.27

Previous Years' Income Written Off (Invoices)

 -

 282.90

Previous Years' Income Written Off (Training)

 -

 61.60

Previous Year's Associates Fees Written Off

 20.00

 -

Sundry Items

 47.00

 356.18

2,429.96

2,603.92

9

Teaching Related Fees and Expenses

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

 £ .  p

Tutors Expenses

3,132.63

2,803.23

Tutors' Fees (Contract Courses)

5,363.75

4,228.46

Tutors' Fees (Charity Groups)

 210.00

 345.63

Tutors' Fees (Suffolk College)

 595.00

 179.26

Tutors' Fees (Schools)

3,245.63

2,853.13

EEFA Overhead

 521.13

 474.82

Venue Hire Fees and Donations

 501.00

 873.00