The Suffolk Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Simpson Fund that aims to support the work of grassroots organisations providing services, support or advice to older people.
The fund particularly likes to focus on supporting those with hearing and/or visual impairment, access to transport or addressing rural isolation.
- Grants up to £2,000 are available to support the work of grassroots organisations providing services, support or advice to older people aged 70 and over.
- Your organisation should have a constitution/governing document/Articles of Association/set of rules to apply for funding and a management committee with a minimum of three independent members. This document will typically show:-
- The charitable aims of your organisation
- The organisation’s powers
- Who can become a member
- How the management committee and officers are elected and their terms of office
- The roles of the different officers of the group (e.g. Treasurer, Chair, Secretary)
- How frequently the management committee meets
- The arrangements for an Annual General Meeting
- How finances are managed
- How any amendments can be made to the group’s constitution
- Your constitution must also include a Dissolution Clause i.e. what happens to the group’s assets if it ceases to operate. This clause should state that any assets remaining after the settlement of debts will be transferred to an organisation with similar charitable purposes, and not distributed among members. Articles of Association for CICs must contain a named Asset Lock.
For more information, visit Simpson Fund.