Annual Returns 2019


Please note the RDA Annual Return for 2019 is being carried out on our behalf by our trusted research partners Consumer Insight.  

If you have any questions please contact Laura Cartwright on 01926 476302.

What is the RDA Group Annual Return?

Each year RDA UK carries out an Annual Return of all RDA Member Groups, in accordance with Section 4.17 of the Membership Agreement.

a. It enables RDA UK to establish the levels and types of services offered by different Groups.
b. The statistics define the mix of the ‘RDA Family’ by identifying the numbers of people and animals involved in its activities.
c. The information is useful to the Board and its Committees, when they are examining the types of services provided by RDA UK to Member Groups.
d. The information shapes the RDA Annual Review – a legal document for the Charity Commission that must be completed annually.
e. RDA UK’s insurers use information from the Return as one of two main criteria for assessing the risk posed by RDA activities. The level of risk determines the amount of insurance premium that is charged-on to Member Groups. Without such information insurers may well assess risk as greater than it actually is and increase the insurance premium correspondingly.

How do Groups complete the Annual Return?

To complete the Annual Return please click the button below which will take you to the form.  It is important that you have reviewed the questions in advance as you need to answers the questions in one sitting.

The period for completing the Annual Returns finishes on 31st October 2019.

For more information or if you require any support with this process, please contact Laura Cartwright at National Office on 01926 476302.

What are the questions?

  1. Name of person filling in the annual return.
  2. Email address of person filling in the annual return.
  3. Which RDA group you belong to.
  4. Annual Return Start & End Date
  5. How many participants took part in Group activities in the last year
  6. How many participants took part in Group activities in the last year who were 25 years old or under?
    – of those 25 and under, how many took part for the first time?
  7. How many participants took part in Group activities in the last year who were 26 years old or over?
    – of those 26 and over, how many took part for the first time?
  8. What was the total number of activities undertaken by all of the Group’s participants in the last 12 months?
  9. In total, how many horses, ponies and donkeys does the group currently use for RDA sessions?
  10. Of these horses, ponies and donkeys how many are owned by the group or kept by the group as part of a long term loan?
  11. In total, how many volunteers does the group currently have?
    – Within the total number of volunteers above, how many are 25 years and under?
  1. How many paid members of staff does the group currently have?
  2. Thinking about your current volunteers and any current paid staff, how many would consider themselves to have a disability?
  3. Do you have any additional comments relating to your annual return figures?

This year we are also asking a few questions relating to the running of your group as we look to update our website and the details provided as part of our group finder facility

  1. Does your group have access to any of the following special equipment?
  2. When does your group normally operate?
  3. Please select the option that best describes when your group operate throughout the year.
  4. Who does your group work with? (Children/young people or adults)

This year we will also be asking three short questions on how you feel about your group and your plans for the future.

These questions will use a sliding scale available in the questionnaire.

  1. Please use the slider below to indicate how confident you are about the future of your group, where 0 is not at all confident, and 10 is extremely confident. 
  2. Please use the slider to indicate your groups plan for the future
  3. Please use the slider below to indicate how you feel about the capability of your group to achieve your ambitions for the future.
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