The graph shows our income sources for the past six years. (Our year runs to the end of June).
The major regular sources are members' donations and general fundraising (in dark blue), and 'restricted' donations for specific projects, made mainly by other like-minded Trusts, but also by individuals, BTS members and other organisations.
The massive significance of a major legacy in 2010 is immediately apparent; this has enabled two years of record project spending.
2011/12 was the best year in the Trust’s history. We were able to grant £146,165 with more projects and more Tanzanians helped than ever before. This was partly because of a legacy of £78,000 received in 2010/11, and which was spent across the past two financial years. Our income, at £108,000, was the second highest ever, chiefly through the hard work of applying for and gaining the support of other grantgiving Trusts. Income from Trusts, and other project-specific donations, amounted to £61,000. One particularly generous donation of £10,000 enabled a slight increase in giving and fund-raising of members.
Including our first year of the very successful VSO 'small grants' scheme, more than 50 projects were funded.
We are extremely grateful to everyone who helped us via donations, or through giving their time.
We also handled £69,000 for private projects.
We need to raise more money because we have many unfunded projects. See the Projects Queue. We comment above on the effect of the legacy income on the year. We are now back to a more normal state of affairs, whereby our finances are somewhat hand-to-mouth, ie we seek to distribute most of our income as it comes in, retaining only a small buffer. Thus our ability to keep funding projects is critically dependent on our ongoing income - our Donate page shows the many ways that you can help.