The local infrastructure body Navca experienced a 42 per cent increase in turnover but a 12 per cent fall in unrestricted income in the year ending March 2013.
Its annual report and accounts, published last week, show that total income rose from £1.85m to £2.62m, but this included £1m to run a one-off restricted fund, Better Health Partnerships, on behalf of the NHS. This money was almost entirely given out in grants.
Unrestricted income fell from £981,000 to £860,000, but the charity made a surplus of £6,015.
Caroline Schwaller, chair of Navca, says in her introduction to the accounts that Navca has had to cut its cloth to suit more limited circumstances.
"Navca continued to represent and support its members and the local voluntary organisations they help to flourish, against the backdrop of the government’s austerity measures," she says.
Navca’s highest-earning employee was paid between £70,000 and £80,000 in 2012/13, the accounts show.