Beccles Townlands Charity - Finance

The Charity’s Capital is invested in:

  • Land/Property in and around Beccles
  • Units issued by CCLA — The leading fund manager for charities and faith organisations
  • Equities listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • Term Deposit Accounts

The income from the Capital can be used to meet the costs of running the Charity, which include Property Services, Property Upkeep (three of the properties are ‘Listed’ and repairs can be expensive) Insurances, and Professional Services.

During the Financial Year ended 31st October 2020 the charity made sixteen donations distributing a total of £156,520 (including £100,000 which had been pledged in previous years) to various categories of residents/organisations as shown below:

2020 Beneficiaries:

Senior Citizens
Support was given to:
Waveney Centre – refurbishment and welfare programme
St Raphael Club – activities in 2020
The May Centre – new automatic entrance doors
Link Lunch Club – new sterilizer.

Youth
Support was given to:
Beccles Library – Childrens project
Thirst Youth Café – annual activites

Town
Support was given to:
Beccles Office of Citizens Advice Bureau

  • Senior Citizens:
    Support was given to:
    • Waveney Centre – New Year Supper
    • St. Raphael Club – Activities in 2019
  • Youth:
    Support was given to:
    • Beccles Scout & Guide Hall – Disabled Toilet
    • Twinning Association – Sports trip to France
    • TS Brave – New Headquarters Building
    • Beccles Skate Park — New Concrete Ramps
  • Disadvantaged Residents:
    Support was given to:
    • Waveney Enterprises — Annual Outing
    • STEP – Activities in 2019
  • Education:
    Support was given to:
    • Sir John Leman High School – Musical Instruments

Culture and Leisure
Support was given to:
Beccles Camera Club – Equipment
Beccles Museum – activities in 2020
Beccles Lido – pool refurbishment and upgrade
Waveney Centre – refurbishment and welfare programme

Individuals
Support was given as follows:
Assistance with a replacement washing machine
Emergency oven installation
Provision of laptop to a lady suffering isolation

In Addition
The Trustees pledged funds towards:
Waveney Centre – refurbishment and welfare programme
Thirst Youth Café – stand-by facility

  • Town:
    Support was given to:
    • Beccles Office of Citizens Advice Bureau
    • St. Michael’s Church — Servery Facility
  • Culture and Leisure:
    Support was given to:
    • Beccles and District Museum – Activities in 2019
    • Beccles Lido — Repairs and Upgrade to approach road and parking
    • Beccles Mens Shed — New Workshop
  • Individuals::
    Support was given to:
    • One Disabled Person — Insurance for Special Bed
    • Two Single Gentlemen — Home Furnishings
  • In Addition::
    The Trustees pledged funds towards:
    • Beccles Lido – Project to provide new pool liner and improve drainage
    • Thirst Youth Group – Stand-by facility to support annual activities