View Poll Results: What is your yearly Subs?

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  • < £59.99

    20 7.19%
  • £60 - £69.99

    20 7.19%
  • £70 - £79.99

    58 20.86%
  • £80 - £89.99

    21 7.55%
  • £90 - £99.99

    55 19.78%
  • £100 - £109.99

    44 15.83%
  • £110 - £119.99

    19 6.83%
  • £120 - £129.99

    23 8.27%
  • £130 +

    18 6.47%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Donnelly View Post
    We charge £2.50 a week across all sections. £1 goes into an AMS fund, £1 to cover building costs, the remaining 50p to sections.

    We are looking at a range of options however. Currently we don't charge for absent weeks (which severely dents our income) so we're looking at things such as:

    - Charging £1 for missed weeks to cover the AMS contirbution
    - Charging the full £2.50 for missed weeks (perhaps up to a maximum of £10)
    - Switching to paying ~£10 per month which could be paid through weekly contributions or one off payments
    - Switching to paying ~£30 per term which could be paid through weekly contributions or one off payments

    And a couple of other possibilities (which I can;t actually recall!).

    We're slowly building up our fundraising capacity, although what we have run so far hasn't pulled in much money due to initial outlay costs.

    I personally hate bagpacking, with avengence - I hate running it, the young people hate being there, and the staff on the tills can find it annoying if the people doing the bagpacking are inefficient. My AGSL said he'll look into instead!
    Some of those sound pretty confusing to me. Surely you could take 39/42 weeks multiplied by £2.50 and then divide that by 3. Then get that at the beginning of each term.

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    advice wanted, we are going through some big changes in the group at the moment, with how the section finances are run. With the group holding all of the sections money, on what basis do you get your allocation back? is it on your census figures, or as and when you require money, or what is the norm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave6 View Post
    advice wanted, we are going through some big changes in the group at the moment, with how the section finances are run. With the group holding all of the sections money, on what basis do you get your allocation back? is it on your census figures, or as and when you require money, or what is the norm?
    We currently charge £3 per YP per week (whether or not the YP attends), of which £2 goes to the Group and £1 to the section. We have a set amount to pay to the Group based on census figures to pay for AMS fees already paid.

    It's quite easy to manage a spreadsheet on it, or even a piece of paper, if you have a Treasurer that is even half competent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave6 View Post
    advice wanted, we are going through some big changes in the group at the moment, with how the section finances are run. With the group holding all of the sections money, on what basis do you get your allocation back? is it on your census figures, or as and when you require money, or what is the norm?
    1/3 of subs each term as a max can go back to each section on the number of YP we have in that section at that time. Usually get about £150-£200 and the beginning and then anymore is given upto 33.3% of subs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave6 View Post
    advice wanted, we are going through some big changes in the group at the moment, with how the section finances are run. With the group holding all of the sections money, on what basis do you get your allocation back? is it on your census figures, or as and when you require money, or what is the norm?
    We have bank accounts for each Section, sections pay over to the main Group account 40/75ths of each subs payment (it was increased slightly from 1/3rd last year) to cover the Group's running costs (AMS, equipment insurance, payment for use of the halls etc). Each section keeps the remaining 35/75ths of each subs payment to pay for running section activities (equipment, badges, activties costs etc).

    All fund-raising goes into the main Group account as does all gift aid and any equipment requests authorised by Group Exec are paid for from this main Group account.

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    Many thanks for your replies, there seems to be many different ways, I think there is going to be a lot of debate coming up! At the moment all money is allocated using census numbers, however this doesn't necessarily tie up when your numbers change throughout the year, can leave you very short if you get several leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcush View Post
    Some of those sound pretty confusing to me. Surely you could take 39/42 weeks multiplied by £2.50 and then divide that by 3. Then get that at the beginning of each term.
    Where my group is, a fair number of people would struggle to pay a whole term in one go. So we're taking the matter to a Group Council meeting to give parents the chance to have a say and then a vote on what system to go with.

    They are all fairly straight forward TBH - and the end result will be a clear an unambiguous system which is easy to operate.
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    We charge £2.00 per night and it can be paid weekly, monthly or termly. It is the same accross all sections.

    We also own our own hall but the running costs are covered by other users who hire the hall either on a regular bases or ad hoc bases.
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    Am I being really stupid? What's AMS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moz View Post
    Am I being really stupid? What's AMS?
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    £1 per meetiung plus £35 per year.

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    We have relunctantly increased to £40 per term this year £10 of this is to cover the £30 AMS. The rest covers HQ running costs (Utilities, Ground Rent, Insurance and possibly rates from next year) and weekly activities. Other activities camps day trips etc. are charged extra

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    What we charge differs by section, Beavers are £26, Cubs are £28 and £30 for scouts. The difference just gives the sections a bigger cut as the scouts use the mini bus on a regular basis. We then charge an extra fee on the occasional night if we have a special activity planned. like a visiter coming to see us.
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    We charge £28 per term. Of which we get £7.
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