Bamford Community Arts and Crafts (BCAC) is a community association and registered charity,
established in 2001. We provide facilities for community activities in the arts and crafts for the benefit of people in the
Bamford area. We work with organisations in the public, voluntary and private sectors to design, seek funding for and manage
projects and events, in consultation with local community groups, schools etc.
Membership is open to all. BCAC has active policies on equal opportunities, on health and safety, and on the protection
of vulnerable members of the public. As a registered charity seeking to maximise income through Gift Aid, we no longer offer
special concessions for members - people join BCAC because they want to support its charitable aims. In August 2004 there
are 33 members.
Annual fees and membership categories
Full adult - £10.00
for people aged 20 years
or more. Each full member has a vote on BCAC matters.
Concessionary adult - £7.50
for people aged 20 years or more who are students in full-time education; aged over 60 years; or unemployed. People
paying concessionary membership fees have full membership rights.
Junior - £2.50
for people aged under 20 years. Junior members may elect from among themselves up to two Junior representatives to
the Committee aged 18 or more, who each have the same voting rights as full adult members.
for families with children living at home. The adult completing the application
becomes a full member of BCAC.
depends for its core funding on membership fees, sales, rentals of equipment, donations and other direct fund-raising.
Local residents and partner organisations donate a large
amount of time and range of skills to BCAC projects, as support-in-kind. Grant aid provides funding for additional professional
performances, for equipment and for leadership for community project work.
Members of the BCAC Committee are all local residents.
Jan Beatty, Andrew Skelton, Jenny Mather, Jim Smith, Andrea Spurling
James Kellie (Treasurer), Kiri Smith (Secretary),Pippa Jones (Convenor)