2021 Annual Impact Statement

Updated February 2022

Key members report for the year ended 31 December 2021

NYCDA Weekly Draw - 2021 Summary of main achievements

As part of our commitment to our partners and LCCP obligations, the board of NYCDA are pleased to report back on activities relating to the NYCDA Weekly Draw, which has continued to overcome an extremely difficult 2021. Despite the heavy toll the Covid 19 pandemic has taken on us all with the bulk of us living the UK living under huge restrictions, NYCDA has experienced a number of challenges like everyone else, but has emerged out the other side and is confident of a bright future for the NYCDA Weekly Draw and our stakeholders

As throughout the pandemic our focus, was to keep all stakeholders including members, staff and volunteers safe and healthy. Furthermore, we have a commitment to our beneficiaries and with that in mind, the organisation's focus was to ensure the long term viability of the NYCDA Weekly Draw, which in turn protected the funds raised for beneficiaries and all the great work they do.

As per 2020, despite these issues, as part of our annual reporting, we are pleased to report a positive position in relation to total income from the NYCDA Weekly Draw of £1,232,452.00 was generated over the 52 weekly draws that took place during the calendar year of 2021.

From that total, an exceptional £756,244.49 (61.36%) was generated to be used by our beneficiaries and good causes for a range of sport, health and education based community projects. These projects range from player development in Leeds and Hull, football development in Weston Super Mare and women's cricket in Durham to funding mole mapping machines for Melanoma UK in Merseyside and health and wellbeing programmes in Stockport.

On top of those funds raised, £83,550 (6.78%) was won by members through the prize fund and £392,657.52 (31.86%) was spent in expenses to ensure all of the NYCDA Weekly Draw could take place and related activities could happen. Prizes were less than the previous year due to the loss of members as a result of Covid 19 restrictions, reductions in cash memberships, loss of beneficiary partners and cancellations from members. To protect expenses and more importantly our desire to donate 60% to beneficiaries, the board opted to reduce the prize fund. However the commitment is in place to raise this back towards pre Covid levels in due course.

NYCDA continues to ensure its cost base stays steady with funds spent on a variety of activities including staff wages, office rent, travel, direct debit banking portals, promotional resources, social media graphics, insurance, Gambling Commission licences, Covid response related PPE and much more.

The board continues to make difficult decisions to ensure the organisation's long term success and the commitment to raising funds to beneficiaries.

All concerned with the NYCDA Weekly Draw, like the rest of society, continue to deal with the effects of Covid, but look forward to a restriction free 2022 and beyond. As restrictions have been lifted we are making strides to getting out and about meeting stakeholders and members more regularly. The focus is to increase membership, increase the prize fund and increase the donation to beneficiaries.

For more information on all the NYCDA Weekly Draw, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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