As with all charities, Yorkshire Cat Rescue submits annual reports to the Charity Commission.  Yorkshire Cat Rescue's entry on the Charity Commission website can be found here.

Income and Expenditure

The years 2014-2016 saw a period of fundraising to improve the accommodation for the cats, and as a result the income and expenses detailed below show a rather skewed version of the charity's normal operating levels.  Generally speaking approximately 50% of all expenses are incurred on direct costs, such as vet bills, food etc. The balance is spent on overheads, such as salaries, heating, insurance, vehicle costs etc.

In 2015 the charity changed legal structure to become a CIO, and in so doing closed the previous charity (registration number 1058218).  All assets of the old charity were transferred to the new charity and this appears in the accounts for the period ending 31 March 2016.  This gives an inflated image of the charity's income for that period.

The tables below give a summary of income and expenditure for the years 2014-2017.

Income & Expenditure by year

Year

2015

2016

2017

2018

Income

Activities for Generating Funds

£14004

£16739

£13514

£16045

Voluntary Income

£145679

£123217

£145252

£197844

Investment/ Other Income

£724

£810

£565

£569

Charitable activities

£103305

£145675

£137804

£91064

Total Income

£263712

£286441

£297135

£305522

Year

2015

2016

2017

2018

Expenditure

Direct costs

£111670

£124777

£148813

£144132

Support costs

£136270

£169853

£168372

£234442

Total Expenditure

£247940

£294630

£317185

£378574

Net Profit / (Loss)


£15773


(£8189)


(£20050)


(£73052)


Cat Stats

The charity aims to rescue 1000 cats per year.  The number has increased year on year since the charity was started in 1992, and the target of 1000 is attainable, although kitten litter sizes can play a large part in determining how many cats do actually come to the rescue.  The table below shows the number of cats rescued since 2013.

The charity has a no-kill policy; all deceased cats were neo-natal kittens or cats who were euthanised on veterinary advice.

Since 2016 the charity has been working with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to transfer cats to London. This is to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the north and improve the chances of the cats finding homes in the south, an area which experiences shortages at certain times of the year.

Year

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total

Number of cats rescued

675

865

935

993

1028

942

5438

Analysed by

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total

Adopted

650

784

833

894

891

844

4896

Re-united

3

9

13

20

9

8

62

Euthanasia

7

4

20

10

16

9

66

Deceased

14

22

48

22

24

19

149

Lost / TNR

0

3

0

1

1

1

6

Waiting for Homes

52

85

85

107

128

41

Transfered

0 0 0 22 116

56

194

Total

726

907

999

1076

1185

978

5871


The future

Yorkshire Cat Rescue regularly has between 50 and 70 cats on-site.  These are cared for by exceptional volunteers with support from paid staff.  On some days the staff:cat ratio can be 1:50.  We need more staff!!

Yorkshire Cat Rescue will be looking to open more charity shops through its trading arm, Yorkshire Cat Rescue (Trading Enterprises) Ltd, with a view to taking on more Cat Care Assistants and other support staff.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue is situated at the home of its founder, and operates partly from her premises. The charity would like to have a separate office block built to accommodate not only offices, reception and rest-rooms, but to include a veterinary area, quarantine area and a safe area for kittens.  The estimated cost of this is £250,000.

Offices are currently in old farm buildings - they are isolated, draughty and cold and do not create a feeling of teamwork.  There is nowhere for volunteers to rest and very little private space for meetings or gatherings.

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