Glendale Show organisers seek charitable status to open up funding opportunities

The Glendale Agricultural Society has taken its first steps towards getting charitable status.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 9:11 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 1:36 pm
Rachael Tait, secretary of the Glendale Agricultural Society.
Rachael Tait, secretary of the Glendale Agricultural Society.

Members of the group, which organises the Glendale Show and Children’s Countryside Day, have voted unanimously in favour of the move.

Lord Joicey, president, said: “Almost one-third of the membership took an active part in the decision – which demonstrates the engagement of members, their keenness to support the proposed move and evidence this is a thriving society.

“We very much hope that the Charity Commission will embrace our application and approve registration. There are challenges in the future, both to farming and ourselves, but with charitable status, the opportunities are considerably more favourable.”

Charitable status will enable it to apply for grants from funders such as the National Lottery.Rachael Tait, company secretary, said: “In recent years, we have faced increasing challenges due to falling resources. In seeking charitable status we are ensuring the foundations for the future are firmly and adequately resourced.”