Governance and finance

Getting to grips with PRS and copyright

 

*We are in the process of confirming a venue in the Cardiff area for this event. Please do reserve your place and once the venue is confirmed, we’ll contact you to let you know the details.*

 

The topic we receive the most queries about is PRS. What is PRS, how do you pay it and just why is it so complicated?

In this session, we’ll clear up some of the mysteries and help you to understand how, when and where you need to make your PRS payments.

Location

Venue TBC CF1 Cardiff
United Kingdom

Top tips for running a charity (Luton)

Almost all of our member groups are legally considered to be a charity, whether or not they are registered with the Charity Commission. But what does this mean for you?

From writing your constitution, to registering with the Commission and reporting on public benefit, we’ve got advice and resources on the legal requirements and best practice of being a charity.

Who should attend this event?
Anyone is welcome to come to this event, but it will be particularly relevant to committee members of leisure-time music groups. 

Location

Venue 360
20 Gipsy Lane
LU1 3JH Luton
United Kingdom

The role of the chair (Nottingham)

Being Chair of your group can be a rewarding experience, as well as a time-consuming and frustrating one! In this event specifically for chairs of leisure-time music groups, we’ll look at how to approach the role and how to shape it to suit you, your committee and your group.

Who should attend this event?
This event is aimed at existing chairs or chairs-in-waiting of leisure-time music groups.

In our discussion-focused session, we’ll talk about:

Location

Radford-Lenton Library
Lenton Boulevard
NG7 2BY Nottingham
United Kingdom

Top tips for running a charity (Plymouth)

Almost all of our member groups are legally considered to be a charity, whether or not they are registered with the Charity Commission. But what does this mean for you?

From writing your constitution, to registering with the Commission and reporting on public benefit, we’ve got advice and resources on the legal requirements and best practice of being a charity.

Who should attend this event?
Anyone is welcome to come to this event, but it will be particularly relevant to committee members of leisure-time music groups. 

Location

Plymouth Central Library
Taylor Maxwell House 167-171 Armada Way
PL1 1HZ Plymouth
United Kingdom

Top tips for running a charity (Redditch)

Almost all of our member groups are legally considered to be a charity, whether or not they are registered with the Charity Commission. But what does this mean for you?

From writing your constitution, to registering with the Commission and reporting on public benefit, we’ve got advice and resources on the legal requirements and best practice of being a charity.

Who should attend this event?
Anyone is welcome to come to this event, but it will be particularly relevant to committee members of leisure-time music groups. 

Location

Forge Mill Needle Museum
Needle Mill Lane Riverside
B98 8HY Redditch
United Kingdom

The role of the chair (Perth)

Being Chair of your group can be a rewarding experience, as well as a time-consuming and frustrating one! In this event specifically for chairs of leisure-time music groups, we’ll look at how to approach the role and how to shape it to suit you, your committee and your group.

Who should attend this event?
This event is aimed at existing chairs or chairs-in-waiting of leisure-time music groups.

Location

AK Bell Library
2 - 8 York Place
PH2 8EP Perth
United Kingdom

The role of the chair (Gloucester)

Being Chair of your group can be a rewarding experience, as well as a time-consuming and frustrating one! In this event specifically for chairs of leisure-time music groups, we’ll look at how to approach the role and how to shape it to suit you, your committee and your group.

Who should attend this event?
This event is aimed at existing chairs or chairs-in-waiting of leisure-time music groups.

In our discussion-focused session, we’ll talk about:

Location

Premier Inn Twigworth
Tewkesbury Road
GL2 9PG Gloucester
United Kingdom

Running a committee, part one: responsibilities and roles

The majority of our member groups are run by a committee - a group of enthusiastic people who care about their group, want to see it thrive and are willing to take responsibility for making that happen. As well as enthusiasm, a committee position requires good organisational skills, a willingness to give up some spare time and the ability to co-operate with others. And like most things in life, being on a committee will very often give you a sense of achievement and fulfilment – but it can also be tedious and frustrating, especially when things are not going right.

Top tips for treasurers

The position of treasurer in an amateur music group is an important one – they are the person who receives money and makes payment on behalf of the group, and keeps an eye on the bank balance to make sure that the group remains solvent.

How to claim Gift Aid for your group

This guidance describes the current situation with regard to Gift Aid and the voluntary music sector. Please note that Gift Aid is available to UK recognised charities, regardless of whether or not they are also registered charities.