Tuesday, May 10, 2016

KCA 'had a good year'

In financial terms, Kilcullen Community Action almost doubled its activities last year, the organisation's AGM heard last night, writes Brian Byrne.

The company's income for 2015 was €27,778, compared to €14,473 in 2014, according to the audited accounts delivered by treasurer Kieran Forde.

But in the nature of the organisation as a non-profit community entity, outgoings also rose, more than doubling to €26,753 (2014: €10,625).

The extra income and spending was by way of grants, fundraising, and expenditure for specific purposes during the year, in particular related to the upgrading of the Christmas lights programme.

Kieran Forde said it could be agreed that KCA had had a 'good year' and was in a 'reasonably good financial position'.

Earlier, KCA chairman Niall McDonnell had outlined the variety of activities of KCA during the last year, and he thanked members, volunteers, and the many people from other community and statutory groups with which the organisation had interacted during 2015.

Celia Travers and Esther Kiely resigned as directors, and Evelyn O'Sullivan and Anne Cashman agreed to become directors in their place.

The auditor, Jaqueline Kelly Chartered Accountant, was re-appointed for the current year.

Kilcullen Community Action Ltd is a company limited by guarantee, and has charitable status.