Policies

Bramley Scout Group Subscriptions Policy

Updated 2 March 2017

Introduction

The Executive Committee are responsible for ensuring that the finances of the group are secure. The majority of the group’s income comes from member subscriptions.

This policy details how subscriptions should be collected.

Membership Subscriptions (Subs)

Membership subscriptions (Subs) must be paid during the first two weeks of term. This ensures that the youngster is recorded as a member of the Scout Association and that the association's insurance cover is valid. Subs are reviewed annually by the Executive Committee of the Group. Any changes will be given in writing to parents/guardians at least 4 weeks before the revised subs are due. If subs are not received within 4 weeks the committee reserve the right to refuse admission of any youngster until the subs are paid.  If they remain unpaid for a term membership of the group ceases.

Payment Procedures for Subscriptions

Subs can be paid via online banking, BACS, cheque or standing order. Payments can be made monthly (over 9 months), termly or annually. Please contact the Group Treasurer for details. Our current fees are £28.50 per member per term (3 terms in the year). Please make cheque payments payable to Bramley Scout Group and ensure your child's name is written on the reverse.

Payment for more than one youngster may be combined. Please ensure all names are on the reverse of cheques or envelopes.

Concessions

In recognition of the commitment and responsibilities undertaken, all uniformed and warranted leaders are permitted to have one child free in the group without having to pay subscription fees.

The group may be able to offer financial assistance with subs and other scouting costs if a family is experiencing financial hardship. The group will consider such circumstances on a case by case basis, and discussions will always be in confidence.

Gift Aid

We are registered with Customs and Revenue to be able to claim back tax paid on subscriptions and donations. We will seek to claim Giftaid wherever possible.