At their May meeting seven applications were reviewed by the Board: six were accepted and one rejected; it not being possible to establish financial need.
Additional grants of £10,639 were approved for: schools, guides and pioneers trips – India and Peru featuring among the destinations; sports kit; driving lessons and laptops. For those in higher education assistance totalling £8,086 was also approved. Adding these payments to the June quarterly allowance brings the total distributed to Fund families to £132,568.
The response to the sailing and activity holidays was so good that all the places have been filled; some applicants had to be disappointed but are on the reserves list.
Work on the refresh of the Risk Register concluding this time last year the Board endorsed the content. A business continuity plan is a work in progress.
Challenges with referrals were discussed; during visits to subscribing forces trustee Mrs Sarah Johnson has been highlighting that those retired on medical grounds can apply for registration.
Assistance from NARPO, with regard to referrals and donations, is much appreciated and best wishes from the Board have been extended for their Centenary Celebrations.
An NPCC Board vacancy currently exists and we would be delighted to hear from anyone who wishes to consider this.
The next Board meeting takes place on Thursday, 8 August; applications need to be received by Friday, 12 July.