A number of EBU affiliated clubs have already completed the process of becoming a Charity (CIO) including the following:
|Bradgate Bridge Club||Leicestershire|
|County Bridge Club||Leicester|
|New Hertford BC||Hertfordshire|
|Morpeth BC||North East|
|Wearside BC||North East|
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 Jonathan Lillycrop at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01296 317206 if your club is a charity but is not mentioned here. Jonathan 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 August 2018