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Fire Ministries International

Scottish Charity (SCIO) – SC046412

Annual Report and Financial Statements

For the accounting period

6th April 2017 – 5th April 2018

Trustees’ Annual Report

For the year ended 5th April 2018

The trustees have pleasure in presenting their report together with the financial statements for the year ended 5th April 2018.

Reference and Administrative Information

Charity Name

Fire Ministries International

Charity Number

SC046412

Address

25 Hawthorn Avenue, Coalsnaughton, Clackmannan FK13 6LA

Current Trustees

Malcolm Sim               Chair/Convenor

Alyson Sim                  Treasurer and Secretary

Eve Galbraith

Retired Trustees

Dorothy Marsh            15th September 2017

Barbara Jenkinson      5th April 2018

NB:- New trustees will be sought this coming year

Structure, Governance and Management

Constitution

The Charity is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (a SCIO). It was registered in its current legal form on 15th March 2016. It has a single tier structure and as such the trustees are the members of the charity.

Appointment of Trustees

Trustees are elected at the annual general meeting which is held in May. There must be a minimum of three and a maximum of thirteen trustees.

Objectives and Activities

Charitable purposes

To advance religion, to advance education and the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, locally, nationally and internationally.

Activities

The charity offers culturally relevant spiritual expressions of Christianity to the general public, in coffee shops, church halls and community centres. The charity has held numerous public events where people can worship, explore their faith, receive free stress relief, learn keys for living a healthier, more fulfilled lifestyle and receive teaching on spiritual and moral education. These activities are held in various locations throughout the UK. The spiritual expressions offered by the organisation are offered to all members of the public.

Many members of the public have come and explored their beliefs in a welcoming environment. Many have returned again and again to have experiential encounters with the God of the Bible, while receiving relief from stressful situations. Many of whom have been met with the love and kindness shown by those in the Christian faith.

Achievements and Performance

There has been an increased uptake on our short daily teachings, into the rest of the UK and Ireland, along with Canada, USA, Virgin Islands, Brazil, Liberia, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Kenya and India to mention just a few. These have resulted in us being asked to teach in various nations. We are looking into ways to do this via the internet, as costs prohibit us from going to so many nations. However, we are travelling nationally where we are being asked to advance education in accordance with Christian principles, including spiritual and moral education. Indeed, we are in talks to open a new centre in Rotherham, Yorkshire, in order to advance the Christian faith, through love and kindness, in a non-threatening manner.

This has been a season of change as the charity’s principles have moved to closer to Stirling, Scotland in order to have access to a wider audience, while allowing them to travel more freely between England and Scotland.

Financial Review

Our main source of funding is donations and offerings. As can be seen from the financial statement, we have increased our financial holdings over this last year allowing us to keep more teaching/training events free.

Plans for the future period

The trustees intend to continue to run events where members of the public can worship and be educated on the Christian faith, as well as running training events where people can receive spiritual and moral education in accordance with Christian principles.  We will continue to run interactive workshops where members of the public can acquire useful skills.

As already mentioned, we have invitations to train in other areas of the UK and we are due to open a new centre in Rotherham in August 2018.

In accordance with Christian principles we aim to develop our online training/teaching by producing videos which we aim to make freely available.

Statement of Receipts and Payments for the year 6th April 2017 to 5th April 2018

 

  Unrestricted

Funds

Restricted

Funds

Year Ended

05/04/2018

Period ended

05/04/2017

Receipts
C/F 2107.09 2107.09 3457.58
Donations 1527.95 1527.95 758.92
Offerings 48.10 48.10 1147.93
Gifts 1,552.75 1,552.75 1887.72
Total receipts 5235.89 5235.89 7252.15
Payments        
Accommodation 81.00 81.00 675.59
Honorariums 420.00
Insurance 275.00 275.00 477.85
Car/Mission Travel 268.75 268.75 1397.66
Office Equipment 45.00 45.00 510.94
Stationary 42.97
Office Furniture 24.00
Printing 45.00 45.00 110.22
Room Hire 160.00 160.00 202.80
Other Event Costs 505.02 505.02 550.60
Leader Training 136.47
Promotional Costs 56.82 56.82 519.11
Leader Meetings and Expenses 76.85
Total payments 1436.59 1436.59 5145.06
(Surplus)/Deficit for the year 1436..59 1436..59 2107.09
Transfer between funds
(Surplus)/Deficit for the year 1436.59 1436.59 2107.09
Total 3799.30   3799.30 2107.09

 

Fire Ministries International

Scottish Charity (SCIO) – SC046412

Annual Report and Financial Statements

For the accounting period (Start of Charity)

15th March 2016 – 5th April 2017

Trustees’ Annual Report

For the year ended 5th April 2017

The trustees have pleasure in presenting their report together with the financial statements for the year ended 5th April 2017.

Reference and Administrative Information

Charity Name

Fire Ministries International

Charity Number

SC046412

Address

67A South Guildry Street, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1QN

Current Trustees

Malcolm Sim               Chair/Convenor

Alyson Sim                  Treasurer and Secretary

Barbara Jenkinson

Eve Galbraith

Dorothy Marsh

Structure, Governance and Management

Constitution

The Charity is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (a SCIO). It was registered in its current legal form on 15th March 2016. The charity was previously run as unincorporated association but changed its legal form to a SCIO. The assets of the unincorporated association were transferred to the SCIO on the 16th March 2016. It has a single tier structure and as such the trustees are the members of the charity.

Appointment of Trustees

Trustees are elected at the annual general meeting which is held in May. There must be a minimum of three and a maximum of thirteen trustees.

Objectives and Activities

Charitable purposes

To advance religion, to advance education and the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, locally, nationally and internationally.

Activities

The charity offers culturally relevant spiritual expressions of Christianity to the general public, in coffee shops, church halls and community centres. The charity has held numerous public events where people can worship, explore their faith, receive free stress relief, learn keys for living a healthier, more fulfilled lifestyle and receive teaching on spiritual and moral education. These activities are held several times a month in various locations throughout the UK, predominantly in the North East of Scotland. The spiritual expressions offered by the organisation are offered to all members of the public.

Since the charity was formed we have had many members of the public come and explore their beliefs in a welcoming environment. Many of whom, have returned again and again to have experiential encounters with the God of the Bible, while receiving relief from stressful situations. Many of whom have been met with the love and kindness shown by those in the Christian faith.

Achievements and Performance

There has been an increased uptake on our short daily teachings, into the rest of the UK and Ireland, along with Canada, USA, Virgin Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Kenya and India to mention just a few. These have resulted in us being asked to teach in various nations. We are looking into ways to do this via the internet, as costs prohibit us from going to so many nations. However, we are travelling nationally where we are being asked to advance education in accordance with Christian principles, including spiritual and moral education. Indeed, we have established small centres in Inverness, Thurso and Woburn, in order to advance the Christian faith, through love and kindness, in a non threatening manner.

Financial Review

Our main source of funding is donations and offerings. As can be seen from the financial statement, we have had a deficit over the last 12 months, which we aim to address by charging for some of our teaching/training events. With a possibility of doing fund raising events.

Plans for the future period

The trustees intend to continue to run events where members of the public can worship and be educated on the Christian faith, as well as running training events where people can receive spiritual and moral education in accordance with Christian principles.  We will continue to run interactive workshops where members of the public can acquire useful skills. These will be run particularly in but not isolated to the North East of Scotland.

As already mentioned, we have invitations to train in other areas of the UK and our aim is to develop this further.

Statement of Receipts and Payments for the year 16th March 2016 to 5th April 2017

 

  Unrestricted

Funds

Restricted

Funds

Year Ended

05/04/2017

Period ended

05/04/2016

Receipts
C/F from Trust to Charity 3457.58 3457.58
Donations 758.92 758.92
Offerings 1147.93 1147.93
Gifts 1887.72 1887.72
Total receipts 7252.15 7252.15
Payments        
Accommodation 675.59
Honorariums 420.00
Insurance 477.85
Car/Mission Travel 1397.66
Office Equipment 510.94
Stationary 42.97
Office Furniture 24.00
Printing 110.22
Room Hire 202.80
Other Event Costs 550.60
Leader Training 136.47
Promotional Costs 519.11
Leader Meetings and Expenses 76.85
Total payments        5145.06
(Surplus)/Deficit for the year 2107.09
Transfer between funds
(Surplus)/Deficit for the year 2107.09
Total 2107.09      

 

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