Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society

Income Review

Parent Category: Annual Reports


Total income to the general fund for the year was £4,796 compared to £5,237 the previous year, this apparent 8.5% drop is however misleading as the 2008/9 figure used for comparison includes the IoP £900 grant under Administration and General. When the grant is removed from the comparison a far healthier 10.6% increase on the previous year (£4,337) is shown.

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Income from Fundraising and our Community Access Programme has varied little on the previous year. Fundraising income was down slightly to £1,154 - a fall of 0.5% on the previous year, whilst Community Access Programme income rose slightly by 1% to £993. The trustees took a decision to focus IYA2009 on raising the society's profile rather than raising funds and making as much astronomy as possible to available to as many as possible.

IYA2009 has benefited the society's income in other ways: by attracting new members giving rise to an increase of nearly 8% in Subscriptions & Fees (to £2,208) and the number of outreach events undertaken increased resulting in income from that source trebling to £120. Donations also show a marked increase from £48 to £172.

Income to the New Horizons fund was mainly the Charities Online Accounts Awards prize money and donations.

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