Long-Term Sustainable Development in Kenya, Nepal and Borneo
Annual Report 2012 â€“ 2013
Registered in Northern Ireland by HMRC under the Charity Reference Number: XR62512
Welcome to the Moving Mountains 2012-2013 Annual Report Thank you as always to everyone who has supported our work over the year and to all our volunteers, long-term supporters, donors and friends. We are proud to continue Moving Mountains with your support. Contents: 1. 2. 3. 4.
Trust details, Trustees, officers and professional advisors Chairman’s statement Trustees’ Report Review of Charitable Activities ▪ Kenya ▪ Nepal
▪ Borneo 5. Financial statement and balance sheet 6. Notes on the financial statements 7. Future Plans
1. Moving Mountains Trust Board of Trustees: Chairman Secretary Treasurer Trustee Trustee
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Gavin Bate Chris Little Andrew MacDonald Susan Birkett Katie Brown
Address and registered office:
Moving Mountains Trust, PO Box 14, Portstewart, Northern Ireland BT55 7AG
Ulster Bank, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
(+44) (0)2870 835 124
2. Chairman's Report The year 2012 to 13 has been a year of consolidation of our programmes and projects, while at the same time coping with the financial difficulties of the recession and making some hard decisions about the future. Our operations in the core areas of Kenya, Nepal and Borneo continue to be managed by a loyal team of local stakeholders each managing their own Moving Mountains organisation, and the Trustees continue to have very close communications with all of our local managers and staff. In Kenya we have continued our strategy of renovating and rebuilding schools with full approval of the education authorities, and we continue our long term role as donor to school children, parents and individuals who are struggling. The money is combined with a programme of counselling and mentoring. We are also funding the childrenâ€™s home in Western Kenya, now in its tenth year of operation, and the Embu Rescue Centre which provides financial support for local businesses run by ex-street children. In Solio our ten year programme is moving ahead, again with support from local Government, and the schools are all up and running. Our priority there is now water supplies to some of the remote homesteads and farms. In Nepal the financial support of teachers and students continues, and our annual free medical camps are a popular event in the region handling up to 2000 patients in a week. Our three year programme to build a medical clinic has started with the foundations being laid, and we are funding two villagers to study community nursing. The revenue stream from the local businesses that benefit from the hydro electric power continues to provide the co-operative in Bumburi with enough money to develop and grow their community, to such an extent that the whole area is an attractive option for families and new homeowners. In Borneo, the Koperasi which was set up continues to receive our funding to collect seeds and plant saplings in cleared areas of forest. We have been collecting quantitative data about this work, and so far all the findings indicate about a 20% natural loss, but a net number of 12,000 trees being planted every year. In the UK we have been busy with preparing volunteers for their visits to all of the abovementioned countries and helping them understand the nature of progressive development and the positive impact of volunteering. During this year the Chairman did a fundraising expedition to the Magnetic North Pole which was successful, and we were assisted by a social media campaigner called Hannah Rollings who was funded by a Vodafone grant. Her work, and the work of the Trustees, our co-ordinator Michael Evans and many other people in helping Moving Mountains along the way, is much appreciated. I would like to express my thanks to them for their invaluable contribution. I am please to set out our achievements for 2013 in this report and look forward to the future with confidence.
Gavin Bate, Chairman
3. Trustees' Report The Trustees of the Moving Mountains Trust present their annual report for the year ended 5 April 2013 together with the accounts for the year and confirm that the latter comply with the requirements of the Charities Regulations 2008 for reporting. We also confirm that all of the activities undertaken by the charity were to further its charitable purposes for the public benefit. As ever, the integrity of our work remains uppermost and it is always with great pride that the charity remains true to its objectives and that none of our projects have been neglected. We continually try to attract new donors and volunteers, as the backbone of support. The aim of the Trust is to provide funding in Kenya, Nepal and Borneo which upholds the remit of our charitable objectives and creates lasting change in targeted areas and geographies, based on need, and on the interests of the Trustees and the local stakeholders. The Trust partners with organisations that share our values and methodologies, and fully represent the views and needs of local stakeholders.
The charity objectives can be seen on our website here: http://www.movingmountainstrust.org/about/the-trustees
The principal objectives in 2013 were to continue long term programmes and projects around health, social welfare, education and social enterprise; fund this work through building a sustainable income stream based on volunteering and long term relationships with supporters; strengthen our operational capabilities through increase in staff resources, technology and improved data collection and evaluation; maintain a strong focus on control of expenditures and efficient use of donor funds
Financial review and results for the period During the year the Trust raised £111,122, which was an increase of 12% from the previous year and drew upon funds raised in 2012 and previous years to increase its work. The year saw continued efforts to widen our funding base and enhance our communication programme for supporters and volunteers. Total expenditure for the year was £130,105, a drop of 24% from the previous year. The core costs of the Trust were covered by donations in kind from Adventure Alternative once again, enabling us to devote 79% of our funds to charitable purposes, 8% to staffing, 4% to governance, 8% to promotional and fundraising activities and 1% to banking and finance charges. Our main funding continues to come from volunteers and visiting groups promoted through Adventure Alternative, plus a number of dedicated monthly standing orders and annual support from organisations such as the Ben Clark Foundation.
Due to the worry of the long term effects of the recession on donor funding and the increased cost of materials in Kenya and Nepal, Trustees decided to scale back on project expansions while maintaining the commitment that the Trust has to the programmes involving the livelihoods of people. Children’s school fees, and financial support for teachers, social workers, counsellors and the like were deemed to be more important than putting up new structures. The Trustees have focussed on creating sustainable income streams for as many of its programmes as possible and to focus on three primary objectives for income generation: to ensure its core costs remain covered by corporate in-kind donations through Adventure Alternative; to demonstrate long term relationships with its supporters based on effective stewardship and evidence of the impact of its programmes; to develop the volunteering programme in areas which are currently difficult to obtain funding while at the same time promoting a high degree of integrity and social responsibility towards the expectations of volunteers and local host communities. Furthermore the Trustees together with the co-ordinator Michael Evans continue to ensure expenditures and grants are monitored regularly and are in line with approved budgetary controls that are reviewed by both the UK Trustees and the regional Moving Mountains organisations. We have achieved this with a substantial improvement in using ‘cloud’ services to ensure live sharing of information and VoIP technology to provide free communication. During 2012/13 the Trust has continued to assist people in need, disadvantage children and young people, and communities from the effects of poverty and lack of resources. We have also supported our conservation projects and community infrastructure plans, all with the intention of alleviating the effects of poverty. Our work is in line with the Millennium Development Goals and the protection of human rights.
Grant making analysis Decisions on grants to Kenya, Nepal and Borneo are made by the Trustees. Trustees approve grants or fund projects which demonstrate public benefit within the remit of the Trust objectives and within the criteria of guidance taken from the Charity Commission. In addition the Trust actively looks for projects or programmes that show leverage through involvement and additional funding from local authorities and other organisations. Out of the total funding given during year of £103,261 the breakdown of expenditures across the different countries was as follows: 60% to Kenya, 34% to Nepal, 6% to Borneo. Cash funds at the end of year were £63,766, a drop of 23% from the previous year. Overall the Trustees were pleased that the Trust was able to maintain its grant-making in its core operations, cover overheads, maintain its underlying financial base and increase its donor base through improved communications. However, the recession and reduction in donor funding demanded a conservative approach to protect a reserve fund for potentially difficult times ahead.
Reserve Policy The reserve policy is to provide sufficient capital to continue its grant-making programme and support future expenditure plans, and also to build up its unrestricted reserve to manage against unforeseen circumstances such as economic uncertainty. The Trustees believe that the unrestricted reserves should be maintained at a minimum of £50,000, and this policy is reviewed quarterly.
Going Concern The Trusts financial position and performance has been outlined in the financial review above. The Trustees have assessed projected future income, expenditure and cash flows and analysed the strength of the Trusts reserves and its liquid assets and its ability to withstand a material fall in incoming resources. Consideration has been given to stability and diversity of various income streams in making this assessment. The Trustees have concluded that there is a reasonable expectation that the Trust has adequate resources to continue their activities for the foreseeable future. Accordingly they continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the financial statements.
Risk Management The Trustees are satisfied that the major risks identified in the main areas - financial, governance, operational, compliance and external – have been mitigated through a proper and comprehensive planning and operational decision-making, management systems, insurance cover, specialist advice and holding appropriate levels of funds for residual reserves. The risk management assessment is monitored regularly by the staff and by the Trustees. The Trustees have also considered any potential conflicts of interest and the implications of the Bribery Act 2010.
Structure, governance and management The Trust is registered as a charity in Northern Ireland by the HMRC under the reference XR62512. This is a requirement since the majority of our Trustees reside in Northern Ireland. The Trust was formed on 13 March 2002 as a charity and is governed by its Trust Deed signed on 1 st January 2002 and further amended by special resolutions dated 11 May 2003 and 1 November 2005.
Public Benefit The Trustees confirm that they have referred to the guidance contained in the Charity Commissio’s guidance on public benefit when reviewing the charity’s aims and objectives and setting grant making policies. In particular, the Trustees consider how planned activities will contribute to the aims and objectives they have set. There will be no restrictions on future grantmaking through poverty, location or lack of entitlement.
Disclosure of Information The Trustees who held office at the date of approval of this Trustees’ report confirm that they have taken all the steps that they ought to have taken as a Trustee to make themselves aware of any relevant financial information and to establish that the relevant authorities are aware of that information.
Statement of Trustees’ responsibilities The Trustees are responsible for preparing the Trustees’ report and the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and regulations. In preparing the financial statements the Trustees are required to select suitable accounting policies and apply them consistently, observe the methods and principles in the charities SORP,
make judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent, and prepare the financial statements on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the charity will continue its activities. The Trustees are responsible for keeping adequate accounting records that are sufficient to show and explain the charityâ€™s transactions, and disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the Trust. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the Trust and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities. The Trustees are responsible for the maintenance and integrity of the financial information included on the charityâ€™s website. Legislation in the UK governing the preparation and dissemination of financial statements may differ from legislation in other jurisdictions. Approved by the Board of Trustees and signed on its behalf by
Gavin Bate â€“ Chairman London
4. Review of Charitable Activities Moving Mountains in Kenya
Education and Vocation Educational Support: Supporting education and vocational training for disadvantaged young people and children has been at the core of what Moving Mountains has done since we began working in Kenya and remains at the heart of our work. In 2012-2013 we supported 38 young people in Kenya through their education. This support includes payment of school fees (primary, secondary, college, vocational and university), transport, uniforms and most importantly ongoing support and advice from our dedicated staff. Our educational support programme is managed by former head teacher Serah Kinuthia, who was head teacher at Muthurwa Primary in Nairobi where the work of Moving Mountains Kenya first began. Our programme staff are qualified and experienced social workers and youth workers and many of our staff are also former beneficiaries of the charity: they are now community leaders and role models to the next generations of young people.
Building the Future: In addition to educational support we work closely with many schools across Kenya, in partnership with school management committees and local authorities to develop facilities and infrastructure. We renovate and build many classrooms each year as well as libraries, accommodation blocks, toilet and sanitation facilities and water projects. We have seen time and again how an improvement in facilities and infrastructure, coupled with management support and ongoing advice, gives a huge lift to a school, increasing student and teacher attendance, attracting new students and teachers, giving everyone a lift and resulting in improved academic achievement across the board. Our construction and renovation projects with our partner schools also provide employment for local people. Through these projects with Kenyan schools we are also pioneering and developing appropriate technology and building techniques to reduce costs and improve quality of facilities, including through working with education authorities and Kenyan government ministries on innovative projects and building techniques. In 2012-2013 the 'mortar mesh' technique developed by our Projects Manager Francis Kioni allowed us to build more classrooms for the recently established communities of Internally Displaced People in Solio and our work with the Kenyan authorities on developing and implementing 'Interlocking Brick Technology' has also been instrumental in our support for Gatwe Primary School near to Embu. We will use both of these innovative building techniques on future projects where possible. The construction we undertake is complemented by our work with the schools to improve standards. We support our partner schools in recruitment of teachers, in provision of teachers' salaries where appropriate, with donations of teaching resources and materials and in provision of volunteers to develop after-school clubs and extra-curricular activities with the schools.
Personal Development Volunteering with MM in Kenya: We continued to work with volunteers on programmes promoting personal development and global citizenship in 2012-2013. We involve volunteers in our projects and programmes in Kenya, facilitating trips and placements which allow them to experience
our work in the country and to learn and develop their experience, confidence, skills and perspectives. Our placements and volunteering expeditions allow people to gain authentic and inspiring personal development experiences, learning about international development work and developing their awareness of themselves and their place in the world as active, global citizens. They also assist in collecting data and learning about the importance of evaluation and long term strategic thinking.
Personal Development: We also work closely with our beneficiaries and staff in Kenya on personal development, not only providing educational and social welfare support but also providing capacity building, extra-curricular learning and personal development opportunities. This includes activity camps, expeditions and even climbs of Mt Kenya! Crucially we are there to provide long-term support necessary to assist our beneficiaries to develop skills, pursue their dreams and achieve their ambitions.
Social Welfare Our Social Welfare programme works to complement our education programme with support being provided to the families of educational beneficiaries and in the communities where we work with partner schools and institutions. Our long-term support for Ulamba Children's Home in Siaya, Western Kenya and Embu Rescue Centre for Street Children is central to our Social Welfare programme in Kenya and has allowed these two institutions to develop to provide vital support services and become important community hubs and highly valued and respected community institutions. Social Welfare Support: We provide support for disadvantaged families, particularly families of the young people in our educational support programme. This includes ensuring that the family is able to feed and care for their children and provide the support and structure to ensure that the children feel secure and are able to pursue their education. We provide loans and grants for food, medicines, clothing, school transport and educational materials
to particularly disadvantaged families as well as working closely with each beneficiary family to provide advice and assist them with housing, employment and education. We get to know each family we work with personally and become a long-term friend and partner to them.
Ulamba Children's Home and Community Centre: Ulamba is the centre of our work in Western Kenya and an important community hub in this rural area close to the border with Uganda. As well as providing a permanent safe and loving home to around 35 orphaned children the spacious grounds also house a nursery school, community centre and guesthouse. Volunteers who visit and stay at Ulamba work with us on developing extracurricular activities and after-school clubs for the children and young people at the home and in the local schools and community.
Embu Rescue Centre: Through the Rescue Centre and the Black Cats programme we work with some of the most disadvantaged children and young people in Kenya. The Rescue Centre provides a vital service for the street children of Embu who visit the centre to receive breakfast and lunch, use the bathroom and shower facilities and receive support from the dedicated centre staff. Young people are assisted to overcome the many problems they face, to reconnect with family and education or to access vocational training or receive support to find employment or start their own small business initiative.
Health Promoting Health in Kenya: Moving Mountains develops long-term partnerships and works with a number of hospitals and medical centres in Kenya, including in Embu, Nairobi and Siaya. We provide donations of equipment and medical supplies and undertake renovation and construction projects to develop facilities and infrastructure and assist hospitals to improve the care they are able to deliver to patients and the communities which they serve. We also work with our partner institutions to provide volunteer doctors and medical students on sabbatical placements and medical electives, assisting the permanent Kenyan doctors and staff and providing additional support and expertise. We also work to improve sanitation, wash facilities and access to drinking water for communities and schools across Kenya, combining this work with health education workshops for schools and communities, teaching good practice and providing specific health information and support.
Moving Mountains in Nepal Letter from Moving Mountains Chairman Our work and progress are continually rising up until now, which is remarkable and unforgettable, benefitting the rural local people of Nepal. Education is continuing, school classes are keeping updated and now both Bumburi and Bupsa schools are teaching up to class eight. Education quality is far better than before and it will continue more. It is our goal to change education standard so they can compete when they go to higher level education in the future. The migration of our young educated students is at a high rate in the country, therefore we are helping to provide teaching jobs at the village schools and for the people to take care of their family and protect against migration from the rural village. Accordingly we are highly concerned about local environment, health and many other related issues. Therefore we have done lots of work related to these and we would like to continue in the future. We are not doing in only one place but after completing our work at Bumburi and Bupsa we will move to other villages and expand our work with a chance to help them, and change their lives. This year according to the villagers request we provided a television line in order to prevent lack of knowledge of world news and, this is a good example of how the money from the business we started have succeeded. Moving Mountains is looking after porters who are serving tourist in high Himalaya carrying heavy load in the high altitude, which we canâ€™t even imagine how it is hard for them. Therefore, we put mattresses at Everest trail porter houses over 5500 metres at Gorakshep and Labuche . We would like to continue to other places in the future which make their one night shelter comfortable and warm. Also we are concerning their safety while they work in the mountains, and for this we are working with Adventure Alternative UK and Nepal. One of our next plans is to build Moving Mountains Clinic, which is most necessary for lower valley of Khumbu. It will benefit all around the native villages. One of our goal in future is to turn the Clinic into a hospital, which will solve many different heath related problems which are common in villages, and this is line with our project for providing the drinking water and cooking stove with back boilers which makes life more healthy and comfortable at home. I like to thank from my heart to all Moving Mountains Trust Trustees in the UK and staff, and all supporters, and I would like to appreciate the Moving Mountains Nepal trustees, who work hard and transparently, as well as all village committee and villagers of Bumburi and Bupsha, who gave their contribution to our work and looking forward to continue in future. Tashi Delek, Ang Chhongba Sherpa Kathmandu, Nepal
Environmental Projects: Environmental sustainability is integral to the strategic approach we use in Nepal. We develop and implement projects which provide social and economic benefits to our partner communities whilst also contributing to protecting and conserving the natural surroundings and resources in the beautiful mountain environment where we our partner communities are located. During 2012-2013 we continue to extend the successful ecofriendly cooking stove project previously implemented in Bumburi. All the plans are in place and we are currently looking for funding to scale-up this project in future years. By extending this project to Bupsa and other surrounding communities we will halve the amount of firewood used for cooking and heating water in the village, and contribute to maintaining the Himalayan forest whilst reducing smoke in the home and providing hot water for families, improving health and well-being whilst also providing employment and skills development for community members.
Education and Vocation Education in the Himalayas: Over the last year Moving Mountains has continued to support education and schools in the Himalayas. We have contributed to the salaries of 14 teachers at Bumburi and Bupsa village schools, ensuring that the schools can provide education in the villages up to a higher age band, thereby ensuring that families can remain in the villages whilst providing a good education for their children. Buddhist Education and Culture: Moving Mountains Nepal has continued to fund the salary of Lama Pasang at Bupsa Monastery over the last year. Lama Pasang provides a traditional programme of Buddhist education and culture to young people from the surrounding area who are given the chance to train as Buddhist monks, a great cultural honour for them and their families in the culture of the Solukhumbu. Vocational Training and Further Education: In addition to supporting the schools and the education programme at the monastery we have continued to support young people into vocational training and university courses in Kathmandu to enable young people from the villages to gain specialised skills and knowledge which they can then use to contribute to the development of their communities.
Over the past year we have funded the courses and living costs of Mingma Sherpa and Ang Dawa Sherpa to pursue courses in Community Medical Assistance and Nursing. Once they have completed their courses (November 2014) Mingma and Ang Dawa will be contracted by Moving Mountains to work at the health centre in Bumburi, plans for which have also been developing over the past year! Lokendra Rai meanwhile will finish the Hospitality and Tourism course which Moving Mountains is supporting him through in Kathmandu. Lokendra Rai finishes his degree in April 2015 and we would like him to return to the villages to share his knowledge and teach tourism in the communities, a vital source of income in this area where the first class trekking and mountaineering attract people from all around the world.
Sapta Gandaki, Kathmandu: Over the last year we have continued to support twelve young people from the villages of Bupsa and Bumburi to attend Sapta Gandaki boarding school in Nepal. The school provides a high standard of education and with classes in English the students gain a high level of competency in this language which is vital for securing skilled employment in Nepal. Attending Sapta Gandaki gives the students a great platform to develop themselves and their careers and is a source of great pride for their families and communities in the Himalayas.
Personal Development Volunteering in Nepal: As in Kenya, we also work with the volunteers we send to Nepal on personal development and global citizenship. They are involved in our projects and programmes, particularly working with our partner schools in Bumburi and Bupsa on development of extracurricular teaching and activities. The placements we facilitate allow our volunteers to gain an authentic taste of Nepal, contribute to our work and to learn and develop their own experience, confidence, skills and perspectives. Spending time as a volunteer in the villages we work with in the Himalayas provides an inspiring personal development experience and allows volunteers to develop awareness of themselves and their place in the world as active, global citizens.
Health Medical Camps and plans for Bumburi Health Centre: This year we conducted another successful and highly popular medical camp which enabled the team from Bristol University to work alongside Nepalese medical personnel and deliver treatment to nearly 2000 patients. They also collected data on the health issues of the region and worked in the schools to deliver preventive lectures on primary health care matters. We also started to build a medical clinic in Bumburi and this is part of a long term strategy to provide a satellite clinic to the main hospital in Saleri which is three days walk away. The area has been chosen and the land allocated to the clinic, and we have also been instrumental in placing two local people in community nursing college in Kathmandu.
Moving Mountains in Borneo Tree planting project in Sarawak The focus on collecting seeds and putting them into nurseries and then transplanting the saplings to planting sites which have been cleared or logged continues with the funding we are providing every year. The Koperasi is managed by the villagers and they now have a bank account based in Miri but the challenge continues to be transferring the money to a local Ringgit account and then having that money delivered in cash to the villagers who are engaged in the job of collecting, planting and looking after the nurseries. Currently we still rely on our local contact Tom Hewitt to manage this on the ground. The following is an excerpt from the report received from a long term volunteer named Hollie Tu: How has MM money been used this year? -
The purchase of 15,000 polybags The construction of a new nursery in one of the villages Payment to community members for seed collection and planting of 14, 652 trees. Expenses for facilitators to visit the villages to hold community meetings and consultations
Thanks to everyone this year who donated towards the Moving Mountains project in Borneo. It has been delightful to see such a change in the villages even in my short time here. Your generosity has gone towards the forest restoration program which has seen the planting of around 15,000 trees this year. Not only is this great news for the environment but the tree program has also played a vital role in capacity building and empowerment within the community. The implementation of the tree program has provided the community with skills and confidence that can be seen in other aspects of the KOPPES project. Many visitors to the village remark upon the good level of English and professionalism that is now evident in many community members. To capitalize on this, we also had two volunteers do capacity building workshops in guiding and hosting home stays. There is no doubt that the fruits of their labour will be evident for years to come. We are very excited to announce that the Koperasi has newly started a womenâ€™s handicraft
program. Whilst still in the development stage, the program hopes to sell traditional Penan handicrafts outside of the community and with the future desire of exporting them abroad. Cultural preservation is something that the KOPPES project has always kept close to its heart and with the start of this program, it is hoped that the traditional art of weaving and carving will not be forgotten. In addition to this, it will supplement income already coming from the tree program and the tourism program, which should ensure the long term viability of the KOPPES project. The KOPPESS project has gone from strength to strength since its inception and Moving Mountains has been vital to this. Its continued success has been demonstrated in its expansion. One other Penan community has joined the project, taking the total up to 6 member communities. The upcoming year looks to be another busy one with new programs on the horizon. However, thereâ€™s always time for a visitor or two, so if you happen to find yourself in Borneo, please do look us up! Koperasi management: The whole idea of a Koperasi is to have the power spread out to the community. Having people in charge of each aspect of the project (transport, homestay, guides, tree restoration, money) is important to not let one person have authority over the entire project. Under these, the more specific tasks should be divided into smaller groups. Under tree restoration, there would be seed collection, nursery, maintenance, tree planting, sivi culture, etc. There should be one person in charge of each of these so everything is being taken care of efficiently. Implementing this is not an easy job, but I think having someone spend a longer period of time in the villages would be good to help set this up. The Koperasi is in a place where it needs internal development. Skills, logistics, english, etc are all examples of this.
5. Financial Statements
6. Notes to the financial statements The majority of funds received into the Trust are unrestricted; the notes below refer only to specific programmes and projects donated by donors as restricted funds. Full details on request. 1. Restricted donations to Kenya: Category Social Welfare Social Welfare Social Welfare Social Welfare Social Welfare Education Education Education Education Education Personal Development Health Health Education
Restricted fund School Classrooms Community Infrastructure Embu Rescue Centre Embu Rescue Centre Ulamba Children's Home & Early Child Development School Classrooms School Classrooms School Classrooms School Facilities School Fees Black Cats football coaching Home Healthcare Healthcare facilities Teachers' Salaries
Donor Finding Life BBC Radio NI Appeal Chris Wilde Oxford Brookes University Ben Clark Foundation Chris Morrone Fund Granaghan Outreach Sarah's Hope Fund, Canada King Edward's School Sue Best Will Webster Joanna Byers Natasha Davendralingham I M Morgan-Jones
2. Restricted funds to Nepal: Category Health Health Health Health Health Health Health Health Health
Restricted fund Healthcare facilities Healthcare facilities Healthcare facilities Healthcare facilities Healthcare facilities Healthcare facilities Healthcare facilities Healthcare facilities Healthcare facilities
Donor Ameesh Patel Bristol University Team Carla Robinson Derek Adu-Sarkodie Eleanor Badger Emily Gwinnell Joseph Horne Katy Davis Libby Elsom
Health Health Health Health Health Health Health
Healthcare facilities Healthcare facilities Healthcare facilities Healthcare facilities Healthcare facilities Healthcare facilities Healthcare facilities
Maria Jinks and Lucy Tague Peter Lillie Rachel Cole Rachel Stokes Scott Weerasuriya Simisola Seriki Victoire Vidart
Medical clinic Medical clinic
Ian and Diana Ventham Kingsbere Explorer Scouts
3. Restricted Funds to Borneo: Category Environmental Environmental Environmental Environmental Environmental Environmental
Restricted fund Forest regeneration, Sarawak Forest regeneration, Sarawak Forest regeneration, Sarawak Forest regeneration, Sarawak Forest regeneration, Sarawak Forest regeneration, Sarawak
Donor Kate Howard Bristol University Team F. Maspero and E. Quacquarelli Rosalia Myttas-Perris Ross Harrison Anonymous
Roger Diski Award - AITO
4. Restricted funds in the UK: Restricted fund Economic
Category Career Development
5. Staff costs, volunteers, contribution in kind and fundraising expenditure: Staff costs
Total Staff Costs Time spent
Fundraising £ 5,169
Governance £ 5,169
Administration £ 10,339
TOTAL Staff Costs 2012/13 £ 20,677
Staff costs have been apportioned between activities on the basis of time spent. During 2012/13 the charity employed one full time member of staff (2011/12 - one employee). The trustees do not receive any remuneration for their services, and were not reimbursed for any expenses incurred during the year.
Volunteers: During the year, the charity also benefitted from the work of a number of volunteers; the trustees would like to thank everyone who donated their time, especially our two interns Douglas Hull and Kate Eccles. Adventure Alternative donation in kind: Donations in kind included office space, telephone, stationery, postage and travel expenses as well as 25% of the time of three full-time members of staff in the Adventure Alternative UK office, amounting to an estimated total of £30,000 per annum. In Kenya the charity has full use of the vehicles and resources that Adventure Alternative owns, and in Nepal the charity uses the company office and guesthouse. In Malaysia, the charity is supported by the local Adventure Alternative representative and the resources in the office in Kuching. Promotional Activities: Fundraising expenditure included the costs of setting up of an online raffle in association with the Rotary Club of Coleraine, in order to sell the Rotary Flag which was taken to the summit of Everest by Chairman Gavin Bate; the purchase of gift aid envelopes and branded hoodies for sale; and, the costs of a promotional visit to the UK by Trustees of Moving Mountains Nepal and Moving Mountains Kenya.
7. Future Plans Moving Mountains is due a ten year strategic review and the Trustees have decided to start this process in October 2013. The process will include the following:
Develop the brand and profile including review of website, logo, online presence and effective use of materials for the supporters and wider community. Review of our vision, mission statement and values to bring us up to date with the direction in which the charity is heading and give us a clear direction for the coming five year duration. Add the benefits of volunteering and global citizenship as one of our charity objectives and promote volunteering as a primary way of getting attention and funds, as well as using volunteers to assist with the collection of quantitative and qualitative data. Promote and present ourselves as a responsible volunteering organisation with a clear association with Adventure Alternative as the provider, and Moving Mountains as the driver of content and developmental aims for the trips abroad. Strengthen operational capabilities through training, technology and resources with more courses and association with organisations and accreditation bodies such as PQASSO. Work on the use of cloud technology, and training through courses to continually improve understanding of communications, resource exchange and efficient use of funds. Strengthen data collection and impact measurement research, using progressive methodologies. We will also be looking carefully at reviewing the long term plans for each area of operation of the charity.
Sustainable Income stream â€“ continually looking for more standing orders, and grants and visiting groups to help fund projects. Attract new Trustees with specific skills to assist us in this process.
This process should take at least one year and we aim to have achieved the PQASSO mark of accreditation for charities by the end of the process. The new website should reflect more accurately all of our work and the options to get involved for volunteers and school groups.
Thanks to donors We are deeply grateful for all the donations from our supporters and for the trust placed in us to manage those funds for the benefit and development of others. We consistently aim to achieve maximum integrity in all that we do, and to achieve maximum benefit with the money we have. We are very proud of a highly efficient system of operation and there is a very clear shared set of values between all of the stakeholders and staff across the whole family of Moving Mountains. This level of collaboration and loyalty takes years to develop and we could not have done it without the support of so many people and organisations. Thank you very much from all of the beneficiaries and the communities we work with, and of course from all of the Trustees.