LETS START WITH A COUPLE OF FACTS THAT ARE SOMETIMES MISSED OR FORGOTTEN:
No person involved with the 1st Portsmouth Sea Scouts gets paid for what they do - we are all volunteers.
We do not receive any financial help from national or local government and all we have and need we have to fund ourselves.
HOW MUCH ARE SUBS?
From September 2014 our subscriptions have been £90 per year. This is effectively just £2 per week, a cost which compares very favourably with other activities that young people often get involved with.
WHAT ARE SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR
The subscriptions contribute to 5 main components of cost:-
Headquarters Membership fee that provides the insurance cover for you, resources and information for your leaders and also part costs of national camp-sites and activity centres.
Section running costs which is returned to the leaders to purchase consumables or fund section activities or events (for example the food for cooking evenings or visits)
Books and badges used and gained by our members
Leader training and specialist skills. For example First Aid, Child Protection, Water Activity Permits etc.
A contribution to HQ running costs & Rent.
HOW DO I PAY MY SUBS
Subs are payable in 3 instalments of £30 at the beginning of each term to the section leader.or you can pay the subs monthly by standing order, please see the bank details below.
Account Name: FIRST PORTSMOUTH SEA SCOUTS
Sort code: 30-93-04
Account Number: 00142841
Reference: First Initial and Surname of Scout
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET GIFT AID
By signing a Gift Aid declaration we are able to recover 25p for each £1 of subs (that means £22.50 for the £90 subs per year) from the inland revenue. We do not require any personal or financial information from you nor do you have to take any action, other than to sign the Gift Aid form. The only criteria is that the person paying the subscription is a Tax Payer.
Gift Aid represents a significant income for the Group and helps us to keep our Subs down.