These are the Annual Accounts and Annual Report for the FONSA financial year 1st April 2020—31st March 2021. These figures have been reported to our official regulator, OSCR (Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator).
Friends of Nablus and Surrounding Areas (known as FONSA) is a registered Scottish charity No. SC038502.
Objectives and activities
Relief of Poverty
Advancement of Education
Advancement of Citizenship
Summary of the main activities in relation to these objects
Our current priorities are student support and olive tree planting. We support poor students at university in Nablus by paying their fees. We have a special focus on support for students of Nursing and Midwifery because of the need for improved medical treatments in the area. We continue to support farmers, families and villages in the area by planting olive trees.
Achievements and performance
Summary of the main achievements of the charity during the financial period
Our donors, supporters and partners helped us to continue our work during the Coronavirus lockdown. We benefited from some cancelled events here making available money for Nablus which had an increased need for support. Our income rose but our spending rose even faster. A particular project was provision of food parcels, seedlings, plants and irrigation systems for Nablus villages which were struggling because of the Coronavirus impacts and lockdown.
Brief statement on the charity’s policy on reserves
We do not keep reserves but we maintain sufficient funds to meet longer-term projects and seek to fund students until the end of their course (subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need).
Details of any deficit
Donated facilities and services (if any)
Our fundraisers have generously covered all their costs and therefore FONSA has received 100% of the donations made in support of their efforts.
The trustees have not received any remuneration or expenses for their contributions to FONSA.
Our Independent Examiner gave his time without payment.
Receipts and Payments
|Receipts from fundraising activities||£0||£0|
|Gross trading receipts||£0||£0|
|Other charitable activities||£0||£0|
|Sale of assets or investments||£0||£0|
|Expenses for fundraising activities||£0||£0|
|Gross trading payments||£0||£0|
|Investment management costs||£0||£0|
|Payments relating directly to charitable activities||£0||£0|
|Grants and donations||£23,422||£6,070|