GamesAid 2012 Charity Nominations Now Open!
Members Invited To Exercise Their Right To Nominate Recipients of Charity Funding
30th July 2012. London, UK. British videogames industry based charity GamesAid today extends an invitation to its members to nominate who they would like to receive financial support in the next round of funding.
Opening today and closing at midnight on Monday 13th August, GamesAid members are invited to nominate one charity that they feel would be appropriate for financial support from GamesAid in 2012.
Funds are raised in many ways by members of the videogames industry and membership to GamesAid is open to anyone working within the industry, at any level and in any area. Once a games industry employee has signed up for membership they then become part of the democratic nomination and subsequent voting process which decides to whom funds are directed.
GamesAid looks to support smaller UK registered charities with a focus on children and young adults. The charity must have a turnover of £5m or less and running costs of no more than 30% . GamesAid does not support charities that support individuals. To be considered for funding charities must fit this criteria.
Nominations can be made via email to: email@example.com with the Charity Name and Number (which can be found here: http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/). Afew words about why the charity is being recommended should also be included.
Each member is entitled to make one charity nomination & will have one vote in due course.
No more than 50% of annual funds raised can be committed to any one charity. The amount of money allocated to the charities & the number of successful charities varies from year to year and is entirely dependent of funds raised by ambassadors, members, trustees & people who work in the UK computer games industry.
GamesAid is a new UK video games industry based charity. It distributes funds to a diverse range of charities; it is a means of giving something back on behalf of the industry. GamesAid acts as a broker of charitable activity on behalf of the industry, taking advice from all sectors. It is a non-trading body. The charity is administered by Trustees, who operate on a fixed term basis. It is formally run by a chairman, who is also on a fixed term. GamesAid is a children and young people's charity.