2023 Annual Impact Statement

Updated February 2023

Key members report for the year ended 31st December 2023

NYCDA Weekly Draw - 2023 Summary of main achievements

Once again, as part of our commitment to our beneficiary partners and stakeholders, as well as our LCCP obligations, the board of NYCDA are pleased to report back on activities relating to the NYCDA Weekly Draw. Once again, the board have traversed some difficult times in 2023, with disposable income being greatly reduced for many across the country, which has seen us work hard to maintain our status.

As with the bulk of us living the UK continuing to live under high costs of living, NYCDA has experienced a number of cost-based challenges, and requirement to maintain beneficiary donations, which has specifically impacted on the NYCDA Weekly Draw. We are pleased to report that we have risen to these challenges and continue to make progress, with efficiencies being found in items like our printing and systems, which allow us to fund growth campaigns for our membership.

As always at the front of our mind was to keep all stakeholders including members, staff, and volunteers safe and healthy. As we always reiterate, we value our commitment to maintain beneficiary donation levels 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.

Despite these trials and tribulations, as part of our annual reporting, we are pleased to report that a total income from the NYCDA Weekly Draw of £1,065,716.00 was generated over the 52 weekly draws that took place during the calendar year of 2023.

From that total, a fantastic £604,599.94 (56.73%) was generated to be used by our beneficiaries and good causes for a range of sport, health & wellbeing, youth player development and education-based community projects. These projects range from youth football development in Bury and the support of key support services for Rossendale Hospice, to funding the improvement of community focused match day entertainment in Walsall, and rugby league based community development programmes in Leeds and the wider West Yorkshire area.

On top of those funds raised, £96,200 (9.02%) was won by members through the prize fund, with a guaranteed weekly main prize of £1,000 available and £364,916.06 (34.24%) was spent in expenses to ensure all the NYCDA Weekly Draw could take place and related activities could happen.

The weekly prize pot has remained the same, but the board constantly review this. To protect beneficiary donation levels, the board reiterate its commitment to direct more expenses in the way of sales activities. The cost of delivering these activities has risen once again in 2023, as a result of wage pressure, transport costs and general inflation, but the board is committed to its beneficiaries.

NYCDA continues to ensure its cost base stays steady with aforementioned efficiencies proving useful. Funds are 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.

The board continues to make difficult decisions to ensure the organisation's long-term success and the commitment to raising funds to beneficiaries. Part of this has been a commitment to sourcing none weekly draw incomes and building our reserves pot, which is something we have been able to do in recent times.

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

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