CONTESA is a registered non-profit making limited company (company registration number 5314471) and a UK registered charity (charity number 1109311). Although CONTESA is a small charity and is not legally required to have it’s accounts audited, the Trustees decided from day 1 to appoint a firm of auditors as this would give confidence to supporters, donors and the trustees. CONTESA appointed Averillo and Associates of Croydon and they have been re-appointed each year. Details of the finances, accounts and compliance record of CONTESA are availble by clicking on the link to the Charity Commission.
CONTESA Board and Trustees
The CONTESA board currently comprises 9 directors/trustees including the Chair. CONTESA does not employ any staff directly in the UK and does not have any staff costs but relies on the trustees and volunteers. 100% of the UK administration costs are currently met by the Trustees and corporate donors, thereby allowing 100% of normal donations to go directly to programmes and projects. CONTESA also does not directly employ any staff in Zambia although it does pay allowances to volunteer teachers, cooks, project managers etc for some programmes and projects and CONTESA also re-imburses out-of-pocket expenses to other volunteers, these are charged directly to the respective programmes and projects.