Finance & Resources Subcommittee

By | March 22, 2019

The Finance & Resources Subcom­mit­tee (F&R) meets several times a year, usually a week before the Management Committee (MC).

Subcommittee members are: John Tomlinson (F&R Chair, MC Chair and Assistant Treasurer),  Derrick Fewings (MC Treasurer), Iain Smart, Sally Kirby, David Blanchflower.
Responsibilities include:
  • Its main business is to consider applications from Group Leaders and others to provide funding for a special event or function, or to authorise the purchase of equipment.
  • It is also responsible for safeguarding the organisation’s assets, providing appropriate insurance and financial reporting to the MC.
  • The financial data, which is primary asset of the u3a, is held on the Beacon system. The role of the F&R subcommittee includes making effective use of that data in the production of financial accounts and management information and using the data on an ad hoc basis when it is pertinent to a request for expenditure.

Check the Subcommittee Terms of Reference (TOR) for more detail.

For information on Policies and Procedures relating to Finances and Resources in our u3a, please contact a member of this Subcommittee.


  • members of the F&R Subcommittee are usually to be found at the Treasurer’s Desk during the weekly Horizons Meetings  on Thursday mornings in the Scout & Guide HQ.  If you do not spot an appropriate officer quickly, don’t hesitate to  enquire at the Welcome Desk.
  • email
  • phone the answerphone number on the Contact Us webpage and leave a message for the Treasurer / the Subcommittee.  The answerphone is usually checked weekly, but there could be some delay in a response to a message.


Some forms, for example for Paying-in, Expenses and Funding, can be accessed via a new Forms link located in the sidebar menu of this Subcommittee webpage (and the other ‘admin’ pages relating to  committees etc).

If you cannot download a Form, then  contact the Finance & Resources Subcommittee for copies. Some forms, record books and information  sheets (such as those relating to Assets and Resources)   may also be available in print at Horizons Meetings on Thursdays at the Scout & Guide HQ.

Last Updated on March 2, 2023