The Numbers: The British Gas Energy Trust

The figures behind the charity that helps people in poverty, particularly those who have difficulty paying their energy bills

£3.32m - The charity's income for the year ending December 2009, compared with £3.65m the previous year. The trust received £19,800 in bank interest. The remainder was donated by British Gas

£430k - Free reserves at year-end, equal to 1.5 months' charitable expenditure. The charity said this level of reserves was "appropriate"

£489k - The amount paid in management fees to Charis Grants, a company that administers grant programmes for a number of utility company charities. The charity listed no paid staff in its accounts

£254k - The amount of money paid in grants to nine organisations that provide advice to people in poverty

12,865 - The number of people who applied to the trust for help, compared with the trust's target of helping more than 8,000 people in poverty

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