The Raphael Pilgrimage to Lourdes: 1098328
Our Lady of Lourdes
Pilgrimage Programme & Application Forms
Main party travel
Youth Group travelling by coach
Travel details from other locations
Accommodation for the sick
How to apply?
How much will it cost?
Chief Medical Officer
Leonard Cheshire VC
Treasurer and financial matters
Why must Raphael be a charity
Declaration of Trust
Terms of Reference
Health and Safety
Financial Management, Control & Accounting
Disclosure of Abuse
Review of Raphael Operations and Management
The Gilbert Thompson Memorial Fund
Trustee awareness of Charity Commission Act 2011
Children on the pilgrimage
2002 2003 pilgrimage
Requiescat in Pace ARCHIVE
Guest Book Archive
WORKSHOP 2009 - South (Archive note)
WORKSHOP 2009 - North (Archive note)
Michael Arditti's visit toLourdes with Raphael...
Lourdes 2008 : Flikr contribution
2009 pics & comments
Dedication Service September 2009 (Archive note)
Raphael Reunion in the South 2013
Catenian Association Bursary Fund
REUNION IN THE NORTH 2013
In memory of....
'Raphael - Looking to the future' A workshop day for all
Arrangements for Financial Management, Control and Acounting
1. These arrangements were approved by the Trustees of the Raphael Pilgrimage on 8 February 2012. They are based on the advice of the Charity Commission on ‘Internal Financial Controls for Charities’ (CC8) published in August 2011.
2. Basic to the Pilgrimage’s financial management is the following advice from that document:
A4. Scope of this guidance
Financial controls are important for charities of all sizes. Even small charities with relatively simple structures and low-risk activities need to protect their assets and get the most out of their resources.
Not all controls will be relevant for all charities; it is for the trustees to decide which controls are appropriate to their charity. The controls put in place by trustees should be proportionate to the risks involved.
A5. Using this guidance
The trustees, as a body, are together responsible for establishing, implementing and monitoring their charity's internal financial controls. They may decide to delegate the detailed work on this task to one or more trustees or to members of staff. However the trustees should make a collective decision on what controls are needed.
Review of controls –
The trustees should, at least annually, ensure a review is conducted of the effectiveness of the charity's internal financial controls.
This should include an assessment of whether the controls are relevant to, and appropriate for, the charity and not too onerous or disproportionate.
3. The Pilgrimage has two funds:
A General Fund for the overall running of the pilgrimage and The Gilbert Thompson Memorial Fund which is a restricted fund to assist pilgrims travelling to Lourdes.
In addition some local groups run their own funds to support the pilgrimage. The treasurers of these funds are required to submit an annual return to the pilgrimage treasurer; these are then incorporated into the year-end accounts for the pilgrimage and submitted to the Charity Commissioners.
4. The Pilgrimage Treasurer manages the General Fund and, currently, The Gilbert Thompson Memorial Fund.
However the latter fund is controlled by decisions of the Administrators under a constitution approved by the Trustees in May 2009.
5. The General Fund is the main vehicle for receiving funds and for the payment of disbursements associated with the overall running of the charity and for the annual pilgrimage.
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