The Tantum Trust Annual Reports
The Charity raises money through its four Charity shops sited in Bordon, Liphook, Haslemere and Grayshott and from occasional generous donations received from benefactors, we then distribute the profits to people in need in North East Hampshire and South West Surrey.
The distribution is made by way of grants to local individuals or groups who have been referred to the Charity and endorsed by professional organisations. We also give grants to local organisations and charities.
As well as making their profit available for the local community the shops also provide affordable clothes, toys and household items. The Charity thus fulfills not one but two essential roles for the local community.
Annual Report 2020
"The difficult trading conditions felt in previous years continued and with more competition from other charities, our shop income and profits were down. In Haslemere, Bordon and Liphook several adjacent retailers closed resulting in reduced footfall in the area. In Haslemere, Lower Street was closed for six weeks and traffic was disrupted and this caused even less footfall.
The already difficult situation was exacerbated in March 2020 when the shops were closed due to the Covid 19 pandemic. In reality therefore the annual figures are for eleven months and, taking into account all the other external problems, the results given below are in fact quite an achievement for our staff and volunteers.
Total shop sales were £210,431 which include £10,241 of Gift Aid. In addition we received grants and donations of £14,531 and overall we generated a surplus of £28,329."
Annual Report 2019
"This year (April 2018- March 2019) the income from our shops increased from the previous year despite the continuing difficult retail trading conditions in the country given current uncertainties. All credit to our managers who with their loyal volunteers enabled us to achieve in excess of £257,000 takings in our shops."
Annual Report 2018
"During this year we moved our office from the Forest Centre to join Furniture Helpline in the former Military Police Station Building in Hampshire Road, a combination which is working very well.
Once again this year ( April 2017- March 2018) the income from our shops reduced from the previous year reflecting the difficult retail trading conditions in the country given current uncertainties. However all credit to our managers who with their loyal volunteers enabled us to achieve in excess of £205,000 takings in our shops."