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Cutthorpe Village Derbyshire
Cutthorpe Village Charity : Registered Charity no. 1183341
designed by Hilary Sinclair
In 2018 Cutthorpe embarked on the process of setting up a Charity for the benefit of the village. We are pleased to have been able to recruit some village residents who have come forward to make up the first group of trustees. We won’t be adding any more for the initial set up but we are always pleased to hear from people who might like to get involved in the future as a healthy turnover is what we would hope to achieve. We are delighted to be able to tell you that the Cutthorpe Village Charity has now been successfully registered with the Charity Commission. The main purpose will be to promote social and recreational activities for all the people in the village and nearby, especially those who are isolated and vulnerable. Lots of work by a dedicated working group, now trustees is taking place to ensure we have everything in place to create a thriving organisation and community. We now have name for the Charity 'Cutthorpe Matters'! Many thanks to all who came to the charity meeting in October and especially to those who helped to choose the name and contributed to a good discussion. We have also opened up membership to people in the village and signed up the first members at the meeting. Do let us know if you would like to join, we would be so happy to have you on board. There has been lots of work going on among the Trustees, activity leaders and the newly formed children's group to plan more events. You can read about them all in the newsletter and we encourage you to come along and join in. The children's Christmas party and Adults’ Christmas party are a wonderful way to come together and meet friends, old and new. There will be food and entertainment at both so do get in touch and get your tickets. After Christmas the next date in the calendar is the Burns supper on the 24th January. Request for tickets are already coming in so please don't leave it too long before getting yours. Its always such a relaxed and fun evening, with plenty of Scottish fare for everyone. Ideas and involvement are very welcome at any time. Please contact Arlene Honeyman at arleneandpeter@aol.com for more information. Cutthorpe Charity Q&A Click here for a downloadable/printable copy. Q. Why do we need a Cutthorpe charity? A. The purpose of the charity would be to provide activities and services that promote the well being and welfare of the residents of Cutthorpe, bringing together the numerous things that already happen on a regular basis (e.g. Cutthorpe Singers, Annual Festival, Creative Crafts) and developing new initiatives. Membership of the charity will be open to all who live in the village as defined by North East Derbyshire District Council. Q. Are we not doing that already? lots of things are going on in Cutthorpe A. Some of the activities we are already doing are quite complex, are managed on an informal basis, and have budgets running to hundreds or thousands of pounds. Some of the individuals responsible for these have requested a governance oversight including banking and treasurer skills to deal with and account for money collected and spent, plus compliance with appropriate laws and guidance. This the charity will provide and be accountable for. A charity can also apply for grants. Official bodies are much more likely to give funds to a registered charity rather than individuals. The charity can also take advantage of the gift aid scheme if appropriate for any money given from tax payers. Q. If my group joins the charity what will happen to the money we use to pay our bills and how will I get at it? A. Apart from daily running costs which the group leader may wish to hold, the charity treasurer can bank the money which will be in the name of your group but as part of an overall general account. Any funds raised by your group or allocated to you by the Trustees from other sources can be drawn down by arrangement with the treasurer of the charity. Q. How will the charity be administered? A. By the charity trustees, who will be chosen by the members of the charity for their skills and involvement in the village activities. This group will be fluid and made up of individuals from within the village who will serve for fixed terms. Q. Do we not have a charity already? A. A registered charity currently manages the Village Institute on behalf of the Parish Council although its purpose is restricted to matters related to the Institute and is part of an arrangement with the Parish Council. As it is restricted it would not be able to provide wider services to the village.
Cutthorpe Village Charity : Charity no. 1183341
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designed by Hilary Sinclair
Cutthorpe Village Derbyshire
In 2018 Cutthorpe embarked on the process of setting up a Charity for the benefit of the village. We are pleased to have been able to recruit some village residents who have come forward to make up the first group of trustees. We won’t be adding any more for the initial set up but we are always pleased to hear from people who might like to get involved in the future as a healthy turnover is what we would hope to achieve. We are delighted to be able to tell you that the Cutthorpe Village Charity has now been successfully registered with the Charity Commission. The main purpose will be to promote social and recreational activities for all the people in the village and nearby, especially those who are isolated and vulnerable. Lots of work by a dedicated working group, now trustees is taking place to ensure we have everything in place to create a thriving organisation and community. We now have name for the Charity 'Cutthorpe Matters'! Many thanks to all who came to the charity meeting in October and especially to those who helped to choose the name and contributed to a good discussion. We have also opened up membership to people in the village and signed up the first members at the meeting. Do let us know if you would like to join, we would be so happy to have you on board. There has been lots of work going on among the Trustees, activity leaders and the newly formed children's group to plan more events. You can read about them all in the newsletter and we encourage you to come along and join in. The children's Christmas party and Adults’ Christmas party are a wonderful way to come together and meet friends, old and new. There will be food and entertainment at both so do get in touch and get your tickets. After Christmas the next date in the calendar is the Burns supper on the 24th January. Request for tickets are already coming in so please don't leave it too long before getting yours. Its always such a relaxed and fun evening, with plenty of Scottish fare for everyone. Ideas and involvement are very welcome at any time. Please contact Arlene Honeyman at arleneandpeter@aol.com for more information. Cutthorpe Charity Q&A Click here for a downloadable/printable copy. Q. Why do we need a Cutthorpe charity? A. The purpose of the charity would be to provide activities and services that promote the well being and welfare of the residents of Cutthorpe, bringing together the numerous things that already happen on a regular basis (e.g. Cutthorpe Singers, Annual Festival, Creative Crafts) and developing new initiatives. Membership of the charity will be open to all who live in the village as defined by North East Derbyshire District Council. Q. Are we not doing that already? lots of things are going on in Cutthorpe A. Some of the activities we are already doing are quite complex, are managed on an informal basis, and have budgets running to hundreds or thousands of pounds. Some of the individuals responsible for these have requested a governance oversight including banking and treasurer skills to deal with and account for money collected and spent, plus compliance with appropriate laws and guidance. This the charity will provide and be accountable for. A charity can also apply for grants. Official bodies are much more likely to give funds to a registered charity rather than individuals. The charity can also take advantage of the gift aid scheme if appropriate for any money given from tax payers. Q. If my group joins the charity what will happen to the money we use to pay our bills and how will I get at it? A. Apart from daily running costs which the group leader may wish to hold, the charity treasurer can bank the money which will be in the name of your group but as part of an overall general account. Any funds raised by your group or allocated to you by the Trustees from other sources can be drawn down by arrangement with the treasurer of the charity. Q. How will the charity be administered? A. By the charity trustees, who will be chosen by the members of the charity for their skills and involvement in the village activities. This group will be fluid and made up of individuals from within the village who will serve for fixed terms. Q. Do we not have a charity already? A. A registered charity currently manages the Village Institute on behalf of the Parish Council although its purpose is restricted to matters related to the Institute and is part of an arrangement with the Parish Council. As it is restricted it would not be able to provide wider services to the village.
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