The Ely District has a small fund, managed by the District Secretary and overseen by the District Committee. Any profit from district events is added to the fund, such as the income from raffles at District meetings.
Note that the District Fund Guidelines were updated at the ADM in January 2015. The previous guidelines, which were effective from 2006 are here, and a description of the changes made in January 2015 are here.
Ely District Fund guidelines (as approved at the ADM at Fordham, Saturday 3rd January 2015)
To contribute to funding for any reasonable ringing related activity within the Ely District; for example, minor repairs to bells and fittings, education and training events, publicity and recruitment events.
Applications are to be made in writing to the Secretary with one month’s notice of a District Meeting. Normally, any grant will be limited to at most 30% of the current balance unless prior approval of the committee has been given.
Decisions shall be restricted to monthly District meetings when at least ten District Ringing Members are present (ten District Ringing Members to make a quorum), to be accepted by a majority vote of those District Ringing Members.
Any surplus monies may be transferred to a fund which benefits bell ringing in the Diocese of Ely; such a transfer to be proposed and approved at an ADM.
The accounts are to be kept, independently examined and published annually.