In the crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic, the CA has formulated a scheme to assist Full Member Clubs who may find themselves in financial difficulties.
The CA has delegated authority to an "Emergency Assistance Panel" to determine applications for assistance. The Panel has had funds allocated to them and they are empowered to offer interest-free loans to clubs who find themselves unable to pay their bills between now and the end of October 2020 but who are otherwise financially viable. The aim is to prevent the permanent closure of existing clubs, if possible.
The criteria for an offer and an indication of the evidence that will be taken into account in relation to future viability are set out in the guidelines, which are on the web site and are also available from Federation Development Officers.
The standard form (also available from FDO's) should be used for applications and supplementary information should be attached as necessary.
When completed and endorsed by the relevant FDO, the form and additional documents should be sent to the Chairman of the Panel - John Reddish. The Panel will endeavour to deal with all applications expeditiously.
Chairman of the Panel