Why do we need funds ?
Raising funds will be vital to the success of the NoPilow campaign. Most of the initial funding has been via the Action Group committe members (i.e. from their own pockets). There are on going costs to produce leaflets, posters and for bringing in specific experts when required.
The biggest costs will be for activities associated with any planning appeal. Amongst other things, we will have to have legal representative to oppose any Broadview (the developer) appeal through the appropriate channels e.g. the legal court system. Estimates for fighting a planning appeal are in the region of £20,000 to £50,000 - a huge sum of money from such a small community. It is understood that the recent fight against the Brent Knoll wind farm proposal was in the region of £28,000.
How can funds be raised ?
Funds can be raised by a number of means, examples such as donations, events, reguar subscriptions and sponsorship.
What can you do to help ?
We are looking for local residents to organise/assist in fund raising activities - if you can help or have any ideas, please get in touch via the contacts page.
When an event has been announced, come along and show your support
Events have already taken place and further ideas are being formulated. When confirmed, the appropriate information will be posted in the Events section of the website. All suggestions are welcome.
One Simple way of helping in fund raising, is by shopping with your favourite online stores by going through the website www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/nopilrow. Goods purchased via this route will not cost you any more but retailers will make a cash back donation to the NoPilrow campaign (usually around 2.5% of value spent). So please use this method and help our campaign at the same time. When you go the site click on HOW IT WORKS for full details.
What happens to any funds remaining at the end of the Campaign ?
The action group has formed a company (NoPilrow Limited) which will exist for the duration of the campaign. The company is registered and have defined Articles of Association. The following is an extract from the Articles of Association:
If upon the winding-up or dissolution of the Company there remains, after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to or distributed among the members of the Company generally, but shall be given or transferred to:-
- a body or bodies having objects similar to the Objects of the Company and shall prohibit the distribution of its income and property to an extent at least as great as is imposed on the Company by virtue of this Article C;
- if and so far as effect cannot be given to the provisions of the paragraph immediately above, then to a body or bodies the objects of which are the promotion of charity and anything incidental and conducive thereto;
- such body or bodies to be determined by the members of the Company at or before the time of dissolution (whether or not a recipient body is a member of the Company).
To summarise the above. Any remaining funds at the end of the campaign could be gifted to a similar organisation or to a charity (which could be local).