Annual Report 2016 - 2017

Quinborne Community Association

Registered Company No 7372879

 Annual Report 2016 -17

 Report and Accounts 1st April 2017 – 31st March 2017 – Approved

 Approved by the Board of Directors on 20th September 2017

 The organisation is a charitable company limited by guarantee established under Memorandum of Association to provide facilities for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Harborne / Quinton neighbourhood.

 The Board of Directors are responsible for the key strategic and management issues of the Centre with the day to day activities undertaken by the Staff.

 We have had a very successful year, thanks to the support of the Directors, Management and Staff, City Council, helpers and supporters and charitable trusts who have funded some of our projects and work.

 During the year we have we have concentrated on our core activities of supporting the needs of our community, particularly in the areas of the elderly and the youth.

 The Luncheon Club continues to be very successful by providing a much needed service to the community and helping defeat loneliness. We have introduced a development project including a series of training sessions and 1 to 1’s for the elderly and disadvantaged to help them use and communicate through the internet.

The Youth service continues to provide the much needed support.

 The groups and adult education continue to thrive.

 The building continues to be maintained to a high standard and during the year Room 1 was refurbished to include the latest technology.

 Coventry Building Society have invited us to be their community partners and this relationship will be developed in the coming year for the benefit of the community.

 In the coming year, we must reach out further into to the community and identify and meet their needs.

 We are planning to extend the sessions of the Luncheon Club by meeting the needs of the isolated and disadvantaged. We hope to set-up a drop-in centre and Memory Café for dementia sufferers and carers.

 We have identified that additional core funding will be needed to cover costs caused by the actions of Central Government, introduction of the new living wage and the reduction of support funds from Birmingham City Council.

Finances will also be very tight for our groups.

 We operate a very tight control on our expenditure and look for positive ways to boost income by increased use of the facilities, use of the technology suite by local business, move towards generating funding through Social Enterprise and Business support, and working closely with the community and groups to increase funding.

 The centre will continue to grow and be successful with the hard work and commitment of the Directors, Management and Staff and all our supporters.

 The financial year ending 31st March 2017 showed an income of £225,827.00 with a surplus of £14,297.00

 The main areas of income were:

 Room Hire - £112,201 – 50%

Grants - £55,250 – 24%

Activities - £58,376 – 26%

 The main areas of expenditure were:

 Employee Costs - £100,806 – 48%

Admin/Premises - £87,066 – 41%

Direct Purchases - £22,849 – 10%

Grants Payable - £821 - 1%

 The Directors would like to thank the staff for their hard work throughout the year and all our volunteers and suppliers for all their efforts.

 Thanks to all our supporters including Birmingham City Council, The Lottery Fund, Baron Davenport Trust, W G Edwards Trust, Heart of England, Harborne Parish Lands, 29th May Trust other charitable trusts for their support.

 Joan Hatfield                                                                      Paul Hatfield

President                                                                             President