Pen-y-ffordd Tennis Club committee member Val Stewart has, over the past few weeks, been busily working towards making an application for the club to become a registered charity.
Her investigations have led to a decision taken by the club's management committee as to the type of charitable status to be sought, namely that of a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO). This type of charitable status appears to match nicely to our club, and the steps required to be set up in this way don't appear too onerous. There also appears to be no reason why we should be denied this status, and the benefits could be significant over time.
Charitable status could make it easier for the club to obtain future grants, perhaps allowing us to obtain funds to resurface Court 3. But the more immediate benefit is in terms of Gift Aid - for every £100 donated to the club by a UK tax payer, £25 can be c