Bovey Tracey Primary PTA is a Registered Charity, no. 1042165. The Charities Act 1993 requires organisations such as ours with an annual income in excess of £1,000 to register with the Charity Commission. As a Charity we must abide by Charity Commission rules and regulations and we are bound by a Constitution. Our Constitution lays down rules about how we operate as a School Association and how we conduct ourselves. A full copy is provided, for your information, by clicking on the following link:-
Being a Registered Charity gives us many extra benefits. We are able to apply for Gift Aid, which can earn us an extra 28.2p in every pound donated to the School Association. We can raise funds more easily from grant giving trusts, local businesses etc. We can take advantage of charity matched giving schemes.
Support from PTA-UK
Our PTA is a member of the PTA-UK, which is a national charity and membership organisation providing support and guidance for all home school associations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our association is one of over 13,750 members in current membership of PTA-UK. We pay an annual membership fee to the PTA-UK which gives us lots of member benefits including comprehensive insurance cover for all PTA run events, support and advice on running the PTA plus fundraising ideas and good practice hints and tips.
PTA-UK also provides us with the opportunity to meet and communicate with other PTAs to discuss and share experiences. We receive termly publications, and we receive guidance to ensure our events are legal and safe. In addition, we have a valuable resource at our fingertips - www.pta.org.uk