Subscriptions for members of the group are currently £40 per term, payable on the first week in January, May and September.
Subscriptions go towards paying for the following (the remainder coming from fundraising events):
Capitation fee - covers membership of the Scout Association and members insurance etc.
Headquarters fee - covering maintenance, bills, and insurance for our Scout Headquarters
Equipment for activities
Activities & consumables for section meetings
To pay the subscriptions, please send a cheque or cash for the amount to your section leader. Please ensure that it is clear who the payment is from and for which term by writing the details on the envelope. It is also advisable to write the name(s) of the member(s) for which you are paying on the back of the cheque. We do not currently accept standing orders for payment of subscriptions.
Reminders will be posted to people who have not paid. (If you have difficulty in paying your subscription please contact us).
If you are a UK tax payer, and have not already done so please consider enclosing a completed Gift Aid form.
If you complete the Gift Aid declaration, the Group can claim back from Inland Revenue the tax that you have paid. This means that for every £1 you pay in subscription, the Group gains an additional 25p. This will gain the group an additional £30 per year for each section member, equivalent to over £2000 across the Group every year.
Please help us and yourself by filling in a Gift Aid form for subscriptions. The Gift Aid form can be downloaded below.
Completed forms should be returned to your section leader.
Please note you must be paying income tax at the standard rate to fill in the Gift Aid form.
For further information, please contact our treasurer James Lowe.