Affiliated clubs with Charitable Status

A number of EBU affiliated clubs have already completed the process of becoming a Charity (CIO) including the following:

Bath BC Wiltshire
Bristol BC Avon
Young Chelsea London
Halifax BC Yorkshire
Hampshire CBA
New Hertford BC Hertfordshire
Hitchin BC Hertfordshire
Kendal BC Westmorland
Leeds BC Yorkshire
Norfolk CBA
Nottingham BC Nottinghamshire
Oxford BC Oxfordshire
Pershore BC Worcestershire
Preston BC Lancashire
Retford BC Nottinghamshire
Titchfield BC Hampshire
York BC Yorkshire

And a number of others are known to be in the process of applying or considering the possibility – Reading BC in Berkshire.

Application to HMRC to be recognised as a charity

For small clubs with an annual income of less than £5000, rather than become a CIO, the club can apply to HMRC to be recognised as a charity and can claim back gift aid on subscriptions.

Pershore Duplicate BC in Worcestershire has been recognised by a charity by HMRC.

Please contact the EBU’s Club Liaison Officer Bev Purvis at bev@ebu.co.uk or 01296 317206 if your club is a charity but is not mentioned here. Bev is also the EBU contact for those clubs requiring advice on the benefits of becoming charity or help with the application process. Please also see the EBU’s website at http://www.ebu.co.uk/club-charitable-status.

Last updated March 2017