The numbers: Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs

The Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs is an association of 130 youth clubs in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.

Total income: £1.02m for the year ending 31 March 2007, compared with £912,000 for the year before.

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

Reserves policy: The charity's aim is to hold reserves equivalent to three months' running costs, but at year-end the charity had a little less than two months' running costs as reserves. The charity says that it had achieved its target by the end of the financial year 2007/08.

Fundraising costs: The charity spent £45,000 on fundraising and its fundraised income was £577,000, resulting in a fundraising ratio of 8p in the pound. The previous year's ratio was 7p.

Pension: The charity pays towards its employees' personal or stakeholder pensions, with a minimum of 3 per cent employer contribution. This can rise to 8 per cent if matched by the employee.

How performance is communicated: The website ( is far from slick, but does have links to the trustees' report and accounts, as well as the organisation's strategic plan and business plan. The latter reports provide useful information about what the charity wants to achieve in the coming years. The trustees' report and accounts give a good description of the charity's activity in the year.

The charity says: "The year was one of consolidation, as we developed our training facility and worked towards a sustainable fundraising strategy. To this end, we restructured the youth work team. We had a successful year financially, partly owing to funding received from the ChangeUp infrastructure programme for a local ICT project for which WAYC is the accountable body."

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