We announced recently about a match funding opportunity that SDN had decided to engage with as any donations up to £10 were doubled. (ie your donation of £10 became £20 to us! If you are a tax payer, we received Gift Aid on top) All match funding available has now been absorbed but you can still donate on-line to Shropshire Disability Network via Localgiving.com it just won’t be match funded.
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We would like to thank all who have donated to our “Give an Early Christmas box to Shropshire Disability Network”. Soon we will be able to announce how much funding you raised. Donations can still be made & although they won’t be match funded-there will be future opportunities that we can take advantage of so we will let you know when these are. If making a one off donation all you will be asked for is Your Name, email address and then you pay via a card or paypal. If gift aiding then you will be asked for your address etc
Just wondering why we need your ongoing financial support. Yes, it is not always obvious with an organisation like ours as we have no premises but a website as one of its two prime tools to do our operate. Here is an idea of what we use your money on (and you will see more when you click on the link above)
Website Costs before any maintenance or upgrades costs between £420 & £450 a year
This is for website hosting & protecting our website & email domain addresses
Printing of our membership forms and general flyers cost around £475 per year.
Stationery/Toner for internal printing (not newsletter) costs around £600 a year
(we also need laminating pouches re exhibition stands, postage, envelopes etc)
Then we have to pay for quarterly meetings (venues, refreshments, speakers expenses which are around £500 to £600 per year) Our Outreach work also comes at a cost because without Outreach we can not reach new members & promote the work we do. Our FUNd-raising Sub Group needs funding, enabling them to take pressure off the Management Committee by organising fund-raisers.
We have other expenses like producing 8 editions of “YourVoice” enabling those unable to use IT for whatever reason engage with us. There are times when we need to reimburse travel expenses to our valuable volunteers, then there is insurance (approx £350 a year) and equipment to purchase & the shopping list continues. With your support, we can do more, so please if you can donate to our work, it would be appreciated. Every £ helps us, help you, help others.
Thank you, for the support you give us.
Annual accounts are available on request to email@example.com & the information is also available at the Charity Commission website.