How we manage our finances
Sheffield Green Party income mainly comes from our members, either directly as donations, monthly standing orders or local membership subscriptions, and from a variety of fundraising events.
An annual contribution is made by the national Green Party, related to the size of Sheffield membership.
The Party’s income is spent on:
- Publicity and information eg. newsletters, leaflets, and producing the Manifesto;
- Campaigns, including Sheffield City Council, parliamentary and European elections;
- General running costs, such as printing, postage, website and hire of meeting rooms.
Full details of income and expenditure are contained in the Annual Accounts, available on request to members.
The treasurer is elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting in December. They are responsible for financial management, submitting quarterly reports to the members’ meetings and accounts to the AGM. All financial decisions are made by full members’ meetings.
Sheffield Green Party cannot function without the generosity and commitment of its members. All contributions are extremely welcome – thank you very much.
Contact the treasurer
Contact Bev Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members on means tested benefits can now claim for the cost of travel to meetings and other party activities, like canvassing and social events, if they wish to. This small improvement will help to ensure that no member is deterred from taking part on grounds of cost. Please keep your bus tickets. Cyclists have a mileage rate too.
The policy is as follows:
Sheffield Green Party Members’ Expenses Claims
- SGP wishes to ensure that no member is deterred from attending party meetings and other activities organised by the party in furtherance of its aims and objectives on grounds of the cost to them of doing so.
- Paid up members in receipt of means-tested benefits may claim for the reimbursement of the cost of travel to such activities.
- Payment shall normally be limited to the cost of the cheapest bus or tram fare for the single or return journey made, and members are asked to make use of any discounted tickets such as ‘saver’ tickets which may be available if these are cheaper.
- If the use of public transport is not feasible (for example, by members with mobility or other disabilities), car mileage may be claimed at the rate of 40p per mile.
- Mileage travelled by bicycle shall be reimbursed at the rate of 20p per mile.
- Claims for other costs may be made and may be allowed at the discretion of the co-ordinating group.
- Claims should be made on the SGP Members’ Expenses claim form and given to the Treasurer.
- No payment shall be made without tickets, receipts or other proof of cost, or details of mileage
- Payments can be cash, cheque or by bank transfer.