Annual Report - Transform Europe Network

At TEN we believe in the importance of transparency and hope that the value we add to the mission endeavour in Europe is clear for all to see.

During more than 50 years of operation we have developed some core attitudes of stewardship and fairness that we hope are exemplified in the following ways:

  • We work with all denominations and Christian expressions 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 very close to a 25:75 split between expenditure on raising funds and charitable activities.  In the year ended 31 March 2021 the split was 16:84, with our work being affected, like so much else, by the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Our central operating costs represented 4% of all expenditure in 2020/21 (5.1% in 2019/2020), which, along with support staff costs, governance, fixed asset disposal and UK conference 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 network of volunteers at various levels.

  • Our offices are situated within easy access of 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.

Annual Report and Accounts

TEN is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, with our annual report and accounts independently examined and publicly available. We also submit annual returns to both Companies House and the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021

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