Bite size update - July 2017
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So thankful to those of you who are giving regularly, or occasionally and those that advertise with us. Keep doing it, it really helps to keep us afloat.
It's our 14th birthday and 1 year since we launched our new website and rebranded. A lot has happened since then and it's all very exciting and Network Leeds is full of hopeful potential.
This financial information is based on actual figures to 31st May 2017 and although there are no surprises, and income through giving and advertising has increased, there is still a current deficit of £3500. This averages out at £600 a month and in April the average shortfall then was £946 - so it's not all bad news!
The predicted shortfall for 2017 is £7288 less the £1071 2016 surplus; making a total shortfall of £6217.This is going to be a challenge, not least because this is the first year in 14 years that we have not received any funding what so ever from LCCT! God is faithful and has provided for us for the past 14 years, it's not been easy but we are very grateful to a a few individuals, a church and a denomination that in past years have given over £1000, £2000 and £5000 each. Please pray with us that God will release some large sums of money.
Our financial update for July is based on advertising sales to the end of July. We have generated £3051 so far this year through advertising, which is 10% higher than we expected. Please keep doing this, and if you've not tried it yet, can we encourage you to do so, it's a win win solution for you and for us.
We are still pursuing the option of annual funding with two other denominations and this is an ongoing process. Please pray that funding will be re-directed to Network Leeds soon.
Many thanks to the following who supported us through paid adverts in January - July:
Caring For Life
Chapel Allerton Youth Project
Christ Church Ilkley
Church On The Way Bradford
Guiseley Methodist Church
In 2 Out - new customer!
Kidz Klub Church
Leeds Church Institute
Leeds Faith In Schools (LFIS)
Leeds North & East Methodist Circuit - new customer!
Leeds Vineyard Church
New life Community Church
Mowbray Community Church
Mochaccino Cafe - new customer!
Lingfields Living Local - new customer!
NTCG - Beeston - new customer!
NTCG - Harehills - new customer!
Presence Ministries International - new customer!
Rachel Walker - Private Client
St Hild College - new customer!
St Luke's Church Holbeck
St Georges Leeds
St Georges Centre Leeds
The Barn Coffee Shop
The Glory Centre
The Salvation Army - new customer!
Wellspring Therapy & Training
Wharfedale & Airedale Methodist Church
YMCA White Rose - new customer!
Many thanks to those who support us every month through paid advertising:
Heating Global Ltd - a church heating specialist
Leeds Church Institute - Finding Leeds through events, conversations and arts
St Lukes Cares - innovative charity working with communities across South Leeds, fuelled by their growing network of social enterprises.
Tapp Chartered Surveyors - specialist property advice for churches and charities
If you would like to have a front page banner advert for less than £10 a week, then please contact email@example.com. (We currently have 2 spaces and the limit is 6).
Many thanks to those organisations who support us regularly and through one-off gifts in January-July:
Leeds Vineyard Church
Living Hope Church
Meanwood Valley Baptist Church
St Georges Church
If you or your church could help towards supporting us and keeping the body of christ connected, then please do get in touch with Esther firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do continue to keep us in your prayers, as sustainability throughout 2017 is still looking very challenging. Blessings Karen
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