Protestant Aid recorded an increase in subscriptions and donations in 2011, accounted for by up to 400 new subscribers as a direct result of the Special Fundraising Initiative in 2010. But that has to be balanced against increasing demand which meant that its charitable giving increased by 11% on the previous year, to €711,200.

There was an appreciable 33% increase in school fees and expenses grants – up from €159,207 to €211,829 – while General Grants spending increased 19% to €294.869. Within that latter figure is the €150,000 raised for the Archbishops’ & Bishops’ Special Fund which has now been fully distributed.