- We work with all denominations and Christian expressions across Europe without prejudice and insist that end recipients of our grants (those helped by local churches and projects we support) are of any faith persuasion or none.
- We don’t hide our operating costs and we don’t bury fundraising costs through creative accounting. We aim for a 20:80 split between internal and external expenditure; which is regarded as a healthy balance for charities. Sometimes we achieve this, and sometimes we don’t, but we always aim to keep internal costs to the bare minimum.
- To achieve equity with national salaries our pay scales are based on the lower NHS pay rates, and we don’t expect our staff to raise their own funding (something which can discriminate against those from less-able churches and backgrounds).
- The paid staff are kept to a minimum, perform multiple functions, and are augmented by a much larger network of volunteers at various levels.
- We have used the same premises for almost 30 years; a light-industrial unit in the back garden of a house in a modest part of Bristol, fully-owned and utilised by TEN for its charitable aims. You are welcome to drop in any time, and you won’t see any marble, expensive paintings or office finery. You will, however, be offered a fresh cup of coffee.
TEN is a registered charity and a limited company and our annual report and accounts are independently audited. We also submit annual returns to both Companies House and the Charity Commission.