The numbers: National Botanic Garden of Wales

The National Botanic Garden of Wales was built with money awarded by the Millennium Commission and opened in 2000.

Total income: £2.9m for the year ending 31 March 2006, compared with £2.7m for the year before.

Highest salary: No employee earned more than £60,000.

Reserves policy: As a recently formed charity, the garden has been unable to build reserves. According to the annual report, the trustees recognise the need to achieve viability beyond the immediate future and to develop a reserves policy. They have also put in place a five-year recovery plan to tackle the charity's financial problems.

Fundraising costs: The charity spent £33,000 on fundraising last year. This raised £225,000, producing a fundraising ratio of 15p in the pound. A new fundraising strategy is now being developed.

Pension: The charity contributes to the personal pension schemes of staff.

How performance is communicated: The website does not give much information about the charity's performance or strategy. The trustees' report and accounts, which are not available online, do describe the charity's activities in tackling earlier financial difficulties and give some performance data. For further detail, the report refers to the five-year plan, which is also not available online. The charity says such information will be available on its website in the future.

The charity says: "During the year, we continued to make progress in line with the joint funding package agreed with the local council, the Millennium Commission and the Welsh Assembly. A high level of confidence now exists within the garden, along with a new management team. A dedicated fundraising team is currently being recruited, and the garden stands to benefit from an improved focus in this area over the next few years."

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