Charitable Donations - Hunt Servants' Fund
When potential donors or sponsors wish to make a contribution to a Charity rather than the Friendly Society, then this money can be channelled towards the Hunt Servants' Fund (Registered Charity No. 229974)
The Hunt Servants' Fund has two principal objectives, firstly to promote education and training for current and prospectus Hunt Staff. Secondly to relieve poverty amongst Hunt Staff, their spouses, widows, widowers, children and remoter issue.
All applications for assistance are invited from Hunt Staff who have been in full time employment with one or more pack or packs of hounds. The Masters and Chairmen of the Hunts receive notices annually reminding them of the availability of this assistance. It is also mentioned in various publications and at events.
The Trustees have discretion to award allowances, grants or provision of accommodation.
The Hunt Servants' Fund also operates the Hunt Staff Bursary Scheme whereby bursaries are given to Hunts to enable Hunt Staff to undertake structured training for a National Vocational Qualification Level 2 in Animal Care and also develop their skills in literacy and numeracy.
Honorary membership of the Hunt Staff Benefit Society (HSBS) directly benefits the staff who make hunting possible by supporting their pension scheme. The support the HSBS receives from Honorary Members and through a range of fundraising events and activities help to ensure that the pension scheme offers Hunt Staff a secure and comfortable retirement.
The minimum subscription for an Honorary Member of the Hunt Staff Benefit Society is £30.00 per annum or £60.00 per annum for joint membership. Subscriptions should ideally be paid by Banker's Order for a specified number of years, or until further notice.
To download a Banker's Order form, LINK
Completed Banker's Order forms should be sent to:-
Hunt Staff Benefit Society,
Alternatively the minimum subscription for an Honorary Life Member is £600.00. Cheques in respect of Honorary Life Membership should be made payable to the "Hunt Staff Benefit Society" and sent to the Secretary at the above address enclosing details of your name and address.
Additionally donations are given to the HSBS from a number of sources:
· By Hunts collecting caps at special meets, or taking collections at meetings
· By Hunt Supporters Clubs
· From fund raising events and activities run by the HSBS or other individuals
· From legacies and donations in Memorium
· From individuals and organisations