Community donations at work!
EEM has once again exceeded expectations, with increased turnover during the financial year 2016/2017, resulting in an operating surplus of £144,000, despite keeping commission on materials at just 1%.
Being a ‘not for profit’ organisation, our surplus has been shared between the Members using our frameworks, all relative to their activity across the year. Shared in the form of community donations, the surplus is given back to each member, under strict instructions to use it for supporting the communities it serves.
We have been contacted by several of our members to let us know what the donations have been spent on, with some examples below:
Gedling Homes- Part of the £5,960 donation has been spent on running a ‘Theatre break for two’ competition to raise further funds for Cancer Research. The winners receive an overnight stay in London and top tickets to a show of their choice.
Westworks-Aster Group- The £513 handed over has been put towards a community project at a school for children and young people with severe learning difficulties. Icknield School, Andover received a full refurbishment and this donation has supported this fantastic project.
A1 Housing Bassetlaw Ltd- A1 had £8,179 donated by EEM and this money will be used to help with a new build community centre in the local community.