Applications to Finance Committee:
Fin Com considers applications from JCR members to fund projects, make purchases etc. to improve College, or to support a Trevs club or society. Fin Com can pass applications up to the value of £350, including any additional costs such as postage. The committee meets in the days before a JCR meeting, but it accepts applications on a rolling basis, so applications are always open. The specific deadlines will be advertised at the time. Applications should be fully costed, and include details of the item to be paid for, and where it can be found at the price quoted. In the case of clubs and societies applications should only be for extraordinary expenditure, and not for things which should have been including in the club’s annual budget. Past successful applications have included new goalie kits for the Lacrosse and Hockey clubs, funding for the pantomime and money for tennis rackets and new board games for use by the JCR. For ideas costing over £350, applications can be made to Special Projects.
For those of you that are interested you’ll find the 2011 Accounts here. They’ve been prepared for us by Ribchesters Accountants in Durham and include the accountants financial statement. We are currently in the process of preparing the next set of accounts.
Special Projects is a pool of money funded by the profits from Trev’s Bar. Any member of College can apply. As its name suggests, Special Projects is designed to fund larger-scale projects to provide a lasting improvement to some aspect of College life. Applications are considered once a term, and completed applications should be sent to the Assistant Treasurer, Joanna Starkie (email@example.com). As with Fin Com applications should be fully costed and consider any relevant practical issues related to the application. Successful past applications have included buying the pinball machine for the bar, money to refurbish the Buttery, new mirrors in the JKH, curtains to protect the bar artwork, and the buying of the baritone saxophone for Trevs Jazz.
Every year the JCR gives up to £1,000 in grants to JCR members planning foreign trips for charitable or educational purposes. Applications normally open in Easter term. The precise date will be advertised at the time. All members of the JCR are eligible to apply. For more information contact Alex Heard, the JCR Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Completed applications should be sent to Joanna Starkie, the Assistant Treasurer (email@example.com). All successful applicants are required to produce a brief summary of their trip (1-2 sides of A4, plus any pictures).