SVP reports drop in income Howard Lake | 20 January 2014 | News Tagged with: Finance Individual giving Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. One of Ireland’s largest fundraising charities has reported a fall in income of €1.5 million in 2012, according to its latest accounts.St Vincent de Paul (SVP) had a gross income of €78.5 million in 2012, down from just under €80 million in 2011. Donations and legacies were down by nearly €3 million while income from shops and other trading activities was up nearly €2 million to €31 million.Church gate collections, long the most traditional and significant income source for SVP, held up at just under €11 million but legacy income was down nearly €2 million to €7 million. Donations at €21 million were only slightly down in 2012.The accounts include income for SVP Northern Ireland which is believed to be around £2 million. The charity registered some significant write down on its property assets in 2012 but had net funds of just over €73 million.Recent newspaper reports indicated that SVP along with other charities not connected to the ‘top up’ scandal saw their income fall in the vital pre-Christmas period. SVP was one of several charities which received a special donation from the government in December.