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Cash surplus for Trinity Winchester homelessness charity
3:10pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
The future looks bright for one of Winchester’s key homeless charities.
Trinity Winchester posted a surplus for the first time in five years as it looks to develop its services in the city.
The charity made £8,000 last financial year, compared to a £111,000 deficit the year before.
Speaking at its AGM treasurer Gerry O’Keefe said the turnaround was due to an increase in funding, largely thanks to a £70,000 Big Lottery grant, and saving money through reorganisation, including stopping a drop-in service in Basingstoke.
The day centre welcomed 810 people last year, at an average of 63 per day – 60 per cent were first-time visitors and 91 people were found accommodation through its personalised budget programme.
Staff ran 869 groups, classes and activities and 407 therapeutic sessions.
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