Tuesday, 13 September 2011
the Charity Commission UK entry for Aspire2 says it was set up by schools but does not name them. The Chronicle piece says it was set up by a group of 10 schools, but does not name them either. Would be useful to know which schools are putting money and support into this. The entry also indicates that in 2010, the first year for which Aspire2 had an income above £10,000, thus requiring it to file accounts, it had an income of £28,774, and filed its accounts 21 days late. So, could do better, but that is not a lot of money to provide outings etc for schoolchildren and also pay its staff, and presumably an allowance or expenses for its chairman. When Mr Salter appears next week at its AGM to
receive tributes from a grateful Reading take on the role of chairman, those who support the charity would presumably wish to know how much he will be paid. It's not possible to view the charity's accounts in detail on the website as the link is broken. Pity. But there may be those in Reading who know the details?