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Treasurer wanted

We are looking for a volunteer treasurer to help Green Hive develop and maintain our financial management system. This is an exciting time to support an ambitious local community group to grow. We now have charitable status and multiple funding streams. Our volunteer treasurer will support the organisation to respond to the complexities of managing grant funding as well as accounting for spending and advising our staff member and board on budgeting and fundraising. Initially we envisage a time commitment of a few days spread over a couple of months whilst developing our financial systems, reducing to quarterly input with…

funding

Money talk

Happily, earlier this month, the Co-op finally opened our bank account and Highland Council transferred the promised funding to us. The experience with the bank is a cautionary tale for all you community groups and not-for-profits out there. It wasn’t that we were rubbish at filling in the forms, it’s that the financial and anti-terrorism regulations for non-business accounts introduced by the government last year have made the process cumbersome and complex. It also didn’t help that the bank seemed to apply the rules differently each time we spoke to them. Still, we have the promised funding from Highland Council…