the fund received 15 donations & made 3 grants, none of which were to a committee member. it is currently in surplus.
as mentioned upthread we’re holding off on starting giving the surplus to charity until january is over.
also thought it’d make sense to let people know how much is in the fund while it’s in surplus - we weren’t doing it before because we were worried that people might be hesitant to use it if there wasn’t much in the bank, but that’s definitely not the case at the moment, so…
the fund currently stands at £1199.71
while things are so healthy, we’re also going to relax the rules on the upper limit for a grant, which was set at £100, not going to put a new number on it right now, but will consider things on a case by case basis. hope this encourages people to use the fund… want to say as always, it doesn’t matter how or why someone is skint, this money is here for you all to use.
if for whatever reason you don’t feel comfortable taking a grant, it’s possible to use the fund for a 0% interest no obligation loan, which a few people have done.
also here’s the 2018 number totals
the fund received 182 donations, totalling £2573.72; & made 23 grants, totalling £1374.01
oh if anyone has any questions about anything please ask me. ta.