fundraising and finance


finance is detailed below   for fundraising click here


Each year it costs £120,000 to provide our core services
to adults, families and children.


The value of our work is recognised by statutory funders
who currently meet around one third of our costs.


Each year we need to raise over £50,000 of new funds
to support our services.


Whilst The St Albans & District Bereavement Network aims to secure as much funding as possible from Statutory Funders and other long term sources, we rely heavily on funding from Charitable Trusts, local businesses, fundraising events, sponsorships and gifts/legacies from individuals. In the current economic climate with greater competition for limited funding, donations and awards of any size, be they large or small are vital for our continued existence.


can you help?

If you are a Corporate Body, Charitable Trust, Local Organisation or an Individual and wish to support us financially, please contact us.




taking our financial responsibilities seriously

Our Trustees, Treasurer and management team agree our priorities and goals for the coming year taking into account the commitments and responsibilities we have to statutory bodies and our funders. An annual budget is then set to ensure that our funds are used wisely and directly support the successful delivery of our services. Throughout the year all our activities are closely monitored in-line with this budget.


We also recognise that to increase our chances of securing funding we need to take every opportunity to build our identity and promote our services within the local community. Over the past year we have instigated a community initiative which has specifically looked at how we work with the over 55s age group and also how we can support schools once our government funding stops in September 2013.


We also promote our services and activities through the local press, local radio, e-communications, event and information directories and through our working associations with GP surgeries, schools, multi-faith groups, community groups, funeral directors and many other organisations in our network of contacts.


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financial statements

The St Albans & District Bereavement Network 2015/2016 Full Annual Report & Accounts covering the period September 2015 to August 2016 were introduced at our AGM on 9th March 2017.
                            2015/2016 Full Annual Report – click here          2016 Biennial Report – click here
The The St Albans & District Bereavement Network 2012/2013 Full Annual Accounts covering our 2012/13 financial year was introduced at our Annual Meeting in March 2014. A copy of our 2012/2013 Full Annual Accounts are available to download - click here
Also available on request from the our office – telephone: 01727 841914 or send an email to

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grants & funders

We are indebted to the following local organisations and grant awarding bodies that have supported us since September 2015. During this time we have also benefitted from a generous legacy and personal donations that have
helped us to continue our services.


  • Beatrice Hankey Foundation

  • Boots, St Albans

  • Childwick Trust

  • Clara E Burgess

  • Co-operative Local Community Fund

  • Dagnall Street Baptist Church

  • Elizabeth Arden at Boots, St Albans

  • FSL Aerospace

  • German Lutheran Church of St Albans/Luton

  • Herts Community Foundation – Training & Development Fund

  • Herts County Council Community Wellbeing (formerly PCT)

  • Herts County Council Locality Budget 2015-2016/2016-2017

    • Co Cllr Churchard

    • Co Cllr Crawley

    • Co Cllr Featherstone

    • Co Cllr Gordon

    • Co Cllr Hale

    • Co Cllr Heritage

    • Co Cllr Lee

    • Co Cllr Mills

    • Co Cllr Prowse

    • Co Cllrs Walkington

    • Co Cllr White

  • Homewood Road United Reformed Church, St Albans

  • Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG)

  • John Apthorp Charity

  • Legal & General

  • Marlborough Road Methodist Church

  • Medical Resources Worldwide Ltd

  • Phillips Funerals

  • Rotary Club of St Albans – Verulamium

  • South East Land Agency

  • St Albans Chamber of Commerce

  • St Albans & District Fund for the Future

  • St Albans & District Council (SADC) – Community & Community Partnership Funds

  • St Albans Good Neighbour Scheme

  • St Albans Ladies Circle

  • St Albans Old People's Trust

  • St Albans Mummers

  • St Albans Round Table

  • St Paul’s Church, St Albans

  • St Peter’s Church, St Albans

  • St Stephen’s Church, St Albans

  • Synergy Construction and Property Consultants

  • The Albert Hunt Trust

  • The Blandford Trust

  • The Cathedral & Abbey Church of
    St Alban

  • The David Laing Foundation Trust

  • The David Wentworth-Stanley Charitable Trust

  • The Green Man, Sandridge

  • The Harpenden Trust

  • The Shanly Foundation

  • The True Colours Trust

  • Tormo Ltd

  • Trinity United Reformed Church,
    St Albans

  • Villa Plus

  • Waitrose Community Matters - Harpenden & St Albans Stores


charitable status

The St Albans Bereavement Network is an independent charity providing bereavement support to anyone living in the St Albans area. The St Albans & District Bereavement Network is registered with the Charity Commission – Registered Charity No: 1094636. Details of our Status, Trustees and Accounts can be viewed on the Charity Commission website:


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