While we are not meeting face to face (to keep everyone safe) it is more important than ever to make sure that we can continue into the future.
Unfortunately, we still have fixed costs, which we have to pay, whether we’re meeting face to face or not. Our fixed costs include our rent, utilities, licences, and costs incurred at a national level (covering vital services such as insurance and safeguarding support). All of these still need to be paid.
Given that we haven’t yet returned to face-to-face activities, we’re still running with the following solution with the hope of giving as much support as we can to our parents and guardians:
- for those of you who are able, we would really appreciate it if you could continue to pay your monthly subs via Online Scout Manager.
- for those who are struggling, we ask if you could make a contribution of £6 a month. This will help cover our essential costs over the next few months. It will mean that we can still be here ready to welcome your children back when the crisis passes. If you want to support us via this option, you can do so via our Fundraising website, using this link – https://fundraising.1stinceandelton.org.uk/product/subs-contribution-1-month/. You can pay for it with Credit/Debit Card or BACS all in one go by changing the product quantity, or you can pay month by month.
- and for those that are facing significant financial challenges at the moment, we do not wish to cause any further financial hardship and fully understand if you are unable to make any contribution.
We are a local charity, run by unpaid volunteers, as well as being part of a national membership organisation. We rely on income from parents and carers to keep operating. By supporting us financially now, we can make sure our Scout Group is still here for your child when these challenging times have passed.