We understand that when you make a donation you want to know where your money is going.  We will be transparent and open about how we spend your valuable contributions.

UH Bristol NHSAbove & Beyond’s work would not be possible without the generosity of people like you. We are grateful for every single gift we receive and work hard to ensure your contribution is spent wisely and carefully for the benefit of patients, their families and the staff who care for them in Bristol city centre hospitals.

Above & Beyond support projects that improve patient care, within four key areas: 

How your donations are spent

In 2016/17, for every £1 donated:

  • 83p went to improving patient care.
  • The remaining 17p went towards raising vital funds for the future.

For every £1 we spent on fundraising, we raised £5. 

In 2016/17, for every £1 raised by Above & Beyond through our investments, fundraising and property rental:

  • 72p available for improving patient care
  • 1p governance
  • 12p support costs including managing hospital funds and grant programme
  • 13p investing in raising future income
  • 2p raising awareness of the cause

Your donations do not go towards governance, core costs, managing hospital funds and running our hospital grant programme.  All these costs are covered by our investment income.

In 2017/18, 30% of the costs of raising vital funds for the future and raising awareness of the cause are also covered by our investment income. Our appeal costs include 17% to cover some of the costs of raising vital funds for the future. The remainder is covered by our unrestricted income. We include staff and direct costs in these costs. We have a team of dedicated and committed fundraisers who are all passionate about supporting our hospitals and work hard to achieve our vision.

Above & Beyond’s income for 2016/17 was £3.62m, up 40% on last year thanks to our incredibly kind donors and supporters, and a particularly generous legacy donation. In 2016/17, we spent £626,000 on engaging supporters and donors, working with our corporate partners and charitable trusts to secure income, working with the hospitals to develop fundraising projects and developing new ways of raising money. The costs of our communications and marketing work, including staff, are included in this figure as they are integral to raising awareness of the hospital and the need for support. 

Above & Beyond staff say thank youIf you would like to know more about how donations are spent, please contact us on [email protected] or 0117 927 7120. 

You can read the Above & Beyond Annual Report and Accounts 2016-2017 here.

For full information about how we work with our donors, read our privacy policy here

Please continue to support patient care in Bristol city centre hospitals