The numbers: the Bat Conservation Trust

The finances of protecting bats and their habitats

£1.16m - The charity's income for the year ending 31 March 2008, compared with £1.03m the previous year

47% - The proportion of its income the charity raised from government grants and contracts and grants from charitable bodies. The rest came from sources including voluntary income, training and an annual conference

£60k - No employee was paid more than this

£395k - Unrestricted reserves at year-end. The target was £360k - enough to sustain operations for six months. The extra £35,000 was put towards strategic development costs

£226k - The amount raised in voluntary income. The fundraising ratio was 14p in the pound, compared with 6p in the pound the previous year

10,000 - The number of queries the charity dealt with during the year. It runs a phone line for people who need advice on issues relating to bats. Demand peaked in August, with 151 calls in one day

3% - The percentage of pensionable salary the charity contributes to employees' pension schemes.

Finance Animals

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