Women in Tune Organisation
WIT is a registered charity. All the money we have is from volunteers fundraising, donations, membership fees and ticket sales.
Women in Tune Trustees
The trustees have written a statement:
There are now four active trustees (Lesley, Carol, Erica & Kate.)
A meeting of the Trustees was held. The issues raised on *WITORGS were discussed along with the legal responsibility of trustees. http://www.volresource.org.uk/
- As trustees we have inherited an illegal situation regarding payment of volunteers. As a trustee you can be held responsible for things that happened while you were a trustee, even if you are not currently a trustee of the charity.
- Any trustee who doesn't agree with any decision should state this in the committee meeting and should have their opinion recorded in the minutes.
- If we were audited any payments received by anyone involved with WIT could jeopardise any personal government benefits received by that person.
- There has to be a distinction between contracted services and volunteers. Contractors who may be part of the collective cannot be present when decisions are made regarding the hiring of contractors. Accounts are available through Company's House.
- Reimbursement for expenses for services rendered shall be to a value of £60 *subject to increase after gate numbers are in. This rate should not become disproportionate to performance fees ensuring equality across the board.
- Volunteers cannot make decisions about money they may potentially receive. This decision should be made by the trustees but the collective should have input.
March 28th 2010
*WITORGS is the Women in Tune co-ordinators group
We are working towards making decisions for Women in Tune by consensus. We would like to remind everyone who has any part in the festival that respect and equality is the ethos of WIT.
Women in Tune is a registered charity - no. 1087944 and a Company Limited by guarantee - no. 4205571