Promoting amateur sport

Sports Development Fund

Our Sports Development Fund supports our mission to promote participation in and provide facilities for amateur sports in Helsby and our wider community.

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Help Helsby Rugby Recover

On Saturday 21st May, Helsby Community Sports Club’s Rugby pavilion was destroyed in an arson attack.  The venue was used to cater for spectators for Helsby Rugby Club’s Senior and Junior teams and also served as an equipment and grounds maintenance store for both Helsby Rugby Club and Helsby Running Club.  

Helsby Rugby club are a grass roots, community club running Under-6 through Under-14 plus Senior and Walking Rugby Teams for the residents of Helsby, Frodsham and the surrounding rural villages.  Both they and Helsby Running Club are entirely volunteer-run organisations.

The fire occurred less than 24 hours after the Rugby Club’s Junior Awards evening – a celebration of the season that saw many youngsters rewarded for demonstrating the RFU core values that run through the club - Respect, Teamwork, Discipline, Sportsmanship and Enjoyment.  The pavilion being destroyed in a wanton act of senseless vandalism has hit the club hard – the building itself being razed to the ground and thousands of pounds worth of equipment being destroyed in the process.

The club is calling on public support to help finance a rebuild project so that it can continue it’s good work in the local community.

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About the Fund

Find out more about our Sports Development Fund and how it operates.
Is HCSC a charity?
Helsby Community Sports Club is not a charity, but we are a fully non-profit Community Amateur Sports Club registered with HMRC (CH12383). As such, we operate under strict controls regarding our finances, and enjoy many of the privileges charities enjoy, such as various tax reliefs. All money we receive must be spent in pursuit of our non-profit objectives.
What are HCSC's objectives?
The main purpose of our club is to provide facilities for, and promote participation in, amateur sport in Helsby and the surrounding areas.

As part of this purpose, our aim is to build a financial surplus which we can use to pursue a wider and more diverse membership for both our existing sports and new activities.
What is the fund?
The fund represents our financial surplus. This is the money we receive in income less the money we spend. Income comes from a range of sources, such as membership subscriptions, profit from our bar, hire charges for our facilities and sponsorships. Expenses include the cost of maintaining our facilities and running the bar.

We also deduct contributions towards our reserves before calculating the fund. These reserves are essential to helping us weather challenging periods and to organise substantial repairs or replacements for our facilities.
Who controls the fund?
The fund is managed by our Management Committee. The Management Committee is a formal committee established to manage the club's sporting and non-profit activities.

It includes representation from our Board of Directors, Cheshire West And Chester Council, Helsby Parish Council and all of our sporting clubs.
How is the fund spent?
Our new facilities and structure have provided us, for the first time, with the opportunity to build a substantial surplus.

Our Management Committee are working on a policy to determine how our fund should be managed, and what priorities we should pursue in the coming years.

By law, the fund can only be spent on activities which further our purpose of promoting and supporting amateur sport. Examples might include supporting a new sport to develop, building new facilities or supporting participation in sport for different groups of people, such as disabled sport.
I have made a donation, what happens now?
If you have made a donation to our Sports Development Fund, firstly - thank you!

Your donation will be added to our fund, ready to be spent on activities that promote or support amateur sport. We'll be providing regular updates on how our fund is progressing and how it is being spent via our website once the fund has reached a suitable size.
Gift Aid Donations
By making a Gift Aid Donation, you allow Helsby Community Sports Club to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate, at no cost to you, from HM Revenue and Customs.

To make a Gift Aid Donation, click the Donate with Gift Aid button and complete the brief form, before making your donation.
Make a Gift Aid Donation
Gift Aid Declaration

I want to Gift Aid my donation(s) and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past four years to Helsby Community Sports Club.

I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

Please notify us if you want to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address, or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

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Rugby Donation Terms
Donations received for our Helsby Rugby campaign will be used to support Helsby Rugby and Helsby Community Sports Club in designing, developing and building a new sports pavilion. In addition, funds will be used to purchase replacement and new rugby and running equipment to maintain and enhance our provision.

Where donations exceed the amount required, we will use them to further support and expand the provision of amateur rugby and running in our community.