The numbers: Disability Challengers

Disability Challengers supports about 1,000 disabled children through more than 50 play and youth schemes every year.

Total income: £1.6m for the year ending 31 December 2006, compared with £1.9m the previous year.

Highest salary: No employee earned more than £50,000.

Reserves policy: The charity aims to hold cash reserves of three to six months' costs to cover spending and liabilities of its unrestricted fund. Any excess may be transferred to the development fund, which finances future developments. Unrestricted reserves were £344,000 at year-end, equivalent to about four and a half months' running costs.

Fundraising costs: The charity spent £134,000 on fundraising for voluntary income, which raised £1.1m. This equates to a fundraising ratio of 13p in the pound. The previous year the fundraising ratio was 12p in the pound.

Pension: There is a stakeholder pension, but the charity does not make any contributions.

How performance is communicated: There is a good description of the charity's work on, but not much information about performance or outcomes. The trustees' report and accounts do contain some useful data, such as on the numbers of young people using the service compared with previous years and information about the strategic development of the charity. The report and accounts are not available on the website.

The charity says: "Financially, the period was successful due to reasonable statutory support of our increased children's activity programmes. This was complemented by an increasingly effective fundraising team raising voluntary income for our ongoing programmes and the capital appeal for the new Farnham centre. We delivered nearly 14,000 child days and visits in the year, an increase of more than 2,000 places compared with the previous year."

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