What is the Presidents Fund?
The presidents fund is a special fund that is run independently from NWARG and Eryri-DX with its own separate management committee. The fund exists to provide grants to club members who may be struggling financially to fund equipment or projects necessary to enjoy and further pursue the hobby of amateur radio.
How do you apply to the Presidents Fund?
To apply for a Presidents Fund grant you will need to contact the fund secretary with details of your equipment or project requirements. The secretary will discuss your application with you and then take the application to the fund committee who will consider every application individually.
Is the application confidential?
Yes, very much so. The Presidents Fund committee appreciate that being in a bad financial situation can be embarrassing so will deal with your application in complete confidence. The committee members will only be given an application number when considering your application. Your name, callsign, membership details etc will not be made available to them and will not be published in any form at any time.
Is the fund a loan?
No, the fund provides grants not loans. If your application is approved the Presidents Fund will provide you with a grant to purchase the equipment you have requested or to fund your project. In some cases the funds committee may opt to purchase the equipment on your behalf and provide you with the requested equipment. The equipment provided becomes your property under your care, it is not on loan and the fund will never ask for its return.
Can I donate to the fund?
Yes we would gladly accept donations from members in support of the fund. To donate please contact the funds secretary.