Melvin Skidmore Memorial Fund
A bequest has been made from the trust fund of the late Melvin Skidmore to Cardiff East Scouts. As a result the East Executive has set up the Melvin Skidmore Memorial Fund to support members in the District.
These funds are to be used for the benefit of the members of the Scout Association in the East District to align with the Four Pillars of the 2018 Vision to deliver tangible benefits focussed across all members. In particular funds will be provided to cases based on merit which demonstrate wide benefit in supporting the values of Scouting.
The fund is managed by a sub committee comprising of four members – two uniform members, an Executive representative and a Young Leader from the District. This sub-committee is accountable to the District Executive, who will manage the funding over a five year period, including review of the supported activities and categories.
It should be noted that the funding is not to be used to replace existing funding held by District or Groups, which could otherwise be used to fund activities or resources. Additionally funding will be provided in partial support for activities or resource requirements rather than full funding.