The Numbers: The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

The figures behind the charity which supports members of the farming community facing need, hardship or distress.

£5.16m - The RABI's income for the year ending 31 December 2008, compared with £5.04m in the previous year

41% - The proportion of the charity's income that was voluntary. The rest of the money came from investments and from residential care fees

£80k - The highest-paid employee received no more than this

£22.5m - Free reserves at year-end. The charity says this is appropriate, given its expenditure and commitments to its long-term beneficiaries

£2.13m - The amount of money raised in voluntary income, mainly from donations, legacies and grants. The fundraising ratio for the charity's fundraising events was 38p in the pound, compared with 30p in the pound the previous year

13,000 - The number of grants made during the year, paid to nearly 1,700 beneficiaries, totalling £1.9m. The charity also delivered welfare services worth a further £200,000

10% - The maximum percentage of pensionable salary the charity contributes to employees' pension schemes


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