Established in August 2013 to bring together three formerly unincorporated charities; the ICSA Benevolent Fund, the ICSA Education and Research Foundation and the ICSA Prize Fund.
The assets transferred from each charity are held separately from each other and continue to be used for their distinctive purposes, which are to:
Any donations received made in the name of the original charities will continue to be applied to the distinctive purposes.
Company registration number 8602517.
Registered charity number 1152784.
The Chartered Secretaries’ Charitable Trust considers requests for financial support from individuals in need who are or have been:
Priority will therefore be given to:
Grants to individuals are issued at the discretion of the Trustees and with due accordance to the constitution and to the Charities Act 2011. Grants are reviewed when circumstances determine and at least annually. Trustees delegate the consideration of all applications for assistance to the Benevolence Committee, which holds a minimum of three meetings a year. Between meetings, the Chairman of the Benevolence Committee has the power in urgent cases to make grants to a maximum amount of £1,000 and interest free loans to a maximum amount of £5,000 in any one case, which are later noted by the Committee. Where there is an emergency and the Chairman is unavailable, the Charities Officer seeks a decision from and in the order of, the Chairman of the Trustees, the Deputy Chairman of the Benevolence Committee and the Company Secretary, who have like power to make a decision.
In respect of the total level of grant aid, grants and loans will continue to be made up to the annual sums available as defined by the Trustees.
The Grant aid policy is reviewed every three years, or earlier at the discretion of the Chairman of the Trustees and the Chairman of the Benevolence Committee.
The next event for visitors will be held on Wednesday 12 November 2014 at Saffron House in London. Jayne Knights will present a half day update on changes to welfare benefits and there will be an induction for new visitors.
Want to attend? Contact our Charities Officer.
To apply for support, please contact Elizabeth Howarth, Charities Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chartered Secretaries’ Charitable Trust is now able to accept donations online through MyDonate and by text through JustGiving. To donate by text simply text CSCT14 and the amount to 70070.