No big lift for char­ity do­na­tions in 2016

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY SI­MON ROCKER

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

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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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