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Voluntary income down at Concern UK

Voluntary income down at Concern UK

Concern Worldwide in the UK saw its overall income increase in 2014 but its voluntary income fell by nearly 9%, according to the development charity’s latest accounts.

Total income was £23.5 million, against £17.8 million in 2013. The increase was due to a big jump in income from £6.7 million to £13.7 million in 2014 from the UK Department for International Development. Voluntary income, however, fell from £10.7 million in 2013 to £9.7 million in 2014.

Concern Worldwide’s main voluntary income source, committed giving, held up well in 2014 at £3.7 million, largely the same as in 2013. Public appeals and events, was slightly down at £2.4 million, from £2.5 million the previous year while trusts, corporates and major donors increased from £1.3 million to £1.7 million.

Legacy income for 2014 was down nearly a third at £600,000 but the big drop in income came from the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) which was just under £1 million, from £1.9 million in 2013. DEC is a joint appeal on behalf of a number of charities, usually in response to a major disaster in the world.

Fundraising costs in 2014 were £3.3 million, from £3 million the previous year. The biggest fundraising cost was for public appeals and events at £1.6 million while committed giving cost £1.3 million, up from a £1 million in 2013. Trusts, corporates and major donors appears to be Concern’s most efficient fundraising scheme at a cost of £400,000.

 

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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