- 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 central operating costs and we are open about our fundraising costs. We consistently achieve a 25:75 split between expenditure on raising funds and charitable activities.
Our central operating costs represent only 4% of all expenditure, which, along with support staff costs, are allocated to expenditure on raising funds and charitable activities based on the time we spend directly on each activity. Central operating costs are essential and help ensure we operate to the highest standards expected of charities, but we always aim to keep these costs to a 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.
Our offices are situated within easy access from the M4 /M5 Almondsbury Interchange, 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 floors or expensive paintings. You will, however, be offered a fresh cup of coffee and hear about our latest news.
TEN is a registered charity and a limited company and our annual report and accounts are independently examined. We also submit annual returns to both Companies House and the Charity Commission.