No big lift for charity donations in 2016
JEWISH CHARITIES appear to be holding their own in testing economic times, according to a JC survey.
Sixteen of 30 selected communal organisations managed to increase their voluntary income — mainly donations and legacies — over the past 12 months from the previous year.
Collectively, they raised nearly £134 million in 2015/16, compared with just over £128 million in 2014/15 — a rise of around 4.5 per cent.
But this includes synagogue buildings worth almost £4 million acquired by the United Synagogue, which it has counted towards its voluntary income. Excluding this figure, the overall increase drops to around one per cent.
Increased concern over security in British Jewry following terror attacks on the continent is reflected in a significant rise of nearly £1 million for the Community Security Trust in 2015.
The CST’s overall income almost doubled from £8 million-plus in 2014 to £16
star Judge Rinder was a guest at Norwood’s annual dinner which raised £2.75 million million-plus, due to the injection of government funds to protect Jewish institutions.
But the fact that 14 organisations experienced a drop in voluntary income shows charities are operating in a “challenging” environment, according to Simon Johnson, chief executive NAME OF CHARITY United Synagogue Jewish Care UJIA Norwood Ravenswood CST JNF WJR Magen David Adom
British Friends of Hebrew U
Chai Cancer The Fed, Manchester Aish
Jewish Leadership Council
Federation of Synagogues
Shaare Zedek UK Reform Movement Kisharon Weizmann UK Jewish Museum New Israel Fund JW3 Youth Aliyah
Jewish Blind and Disabled
Maccabi GB Jerusalem Foundation Board of Deputies Wizo.uk British Emunah TOTAL VOLUNTARY INCOME 2015/16 BY £ MILLION 9.65 6.44 5.95 5.84 5.7 5.22 3.12 2.72 2.58 0.96 0.87 0.68 0.65 133.91 VOL INCOME 2014/15 10.39 12.77 5.59 2.53 5.39 5.66 6.19 PLUS OR MINUS % YEAR ON YEAR
35 2 -4 -24 15 135 8 1 -16 TOTAL INCOME 2015/16 LAST AVAILABLE ACCOUNTS
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