Originally Posted by Anchorhandler
hmm, im quite curious about this now......
Can anyone on here actually give a breakdown of how the RNLI spend their (our) money?
I have heard that something like 20% is spent on marketing and fundraising projects....is this true and if so, how is the rest spent?
84% goes on "operational expenditure" and 16p on the costs of fundraising.
Here's a breakdown from the 2010 Annual Report:RNLI Download Centre
INCOME £153.6 M
Raised voluntary income 33% (Donations?)
Net investment income 2%
Net merchandising and other trading 4%
Lifeguarding and other income 2%
REVENUE EXPEND £145.5 M
Rescue 44% (I assume this includes training etc - not just live shouts)
Cost of generating vol income 16%
CAPEX £37.5 M
Lifeboat stations 44%
Boats and launching kit 40%
Other plant 11%
Other property 5%
You'd need to dig into the accounts though to see if comparing the french to the uk is comparable. E.g. are our stations buying / renting land for station and the french donated by govt etc?