We have published our Trustee’s Report and Independent Accounts for the year 2018-19.
Some highlights of the year:
- authored a number of high-profile research papers on ash dieback, based on the work of our last Oxford-Sylva Graduate Scholar
- supported the development of a reverse-auction tool, NatureBid, to support natural flood management
- launched a major new education initiative: Forest Schools for All
- via myForest, supported 5,000 woodland owners caring for a total woodland area greater than 80,000ha
- launched myForest Premium, offering advanced tools for users
- developed the Woodland Wildlife Toolkit with multiple partners
- launched the Sylva Wood School
Total income for the year was £766,420 (2017-18: £492,644). £390,892 (51%) of income was received as Donations, of which 90% was restricted to specific activities. The majority of income for Charitable Activities (£290,022; 38%) came from performance-related grants. Income from Trading Activities provided £83,458 (11%), including £53,202 from business leases/rentals at the Sylva Wood Centre.
Expenditure and Additions
Total expenditure was £397,946 (2017-18: £345,871) which included £175,030 investment (Additions) in ongoing development of the Sylva Wood Centre. Our overheads (excluding Additions), comprising income generation, admin, and governance, represented 24% of expenditure.
Thanks as always to our amazing partners and supporters during the year. See: www.sylva.org.uk/partners