Branch Clubs and Societies require a minimum of 10 working Partner members. Retired Partner members must account for no more that 25% of the club membership. Any 'club' operating with less shall run as an 'activity group', see below for further guidance:
Clubs and Societies must comply with the Purposes & Principles of Partnership Leisure.
- Clubs with less than 10 Partner members - Continue as an activity group, funded by the branch Leisure budget on an ad hoc basis, providing there are available funds. Activity groups must appoint a lead organiser for each planned event, they do not require Club Officers. It is advised that activity groups approach the Social Representatives at the beginning of the financial year to discuss possible events and budget.
- Clubs with 10 Partner members or more - Clubs will need to hold an AGM and have Club Officers. Each financial year clubs will need to submit to the branch Social Representatives (LBC or Social Committee) detailed plans of their objectives for the coming year, together with their budget requests. Clubs will not be considered for subsidy unless all the necessary information is received.