Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (‘the Foundation’) Terms and Conditions on the Acceptance of Donations
Through sport, to nurture and help children and adults of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to realise their potential.
“To help people achieve their goals by delivering quality, innovative services through football and sport.”
To deliver professional, quality, safe, affordable services to all users
Respect and listen to the views of children, young people, adults and our partners
Invest in and support staff to enable development and progression
Provide excellent communication and customer care
Provide opportunities that empower and engage all users
When considering whether to accept donations the Foundation will undertake due diligence and consider, amongst others, the following factors:
The Foundation will not accept donations that in the Foundation’s opinion;
No donations will knowingly be accepted from any organisation involved in the following:
With reference to arms, tobacco, alcohol and exploitation of women, some companies may not be clearly identified with these activities. It is considered that it is only practical to consider the activities of the donating or sponsoring company itself, as it would be difficult to identify all companies which have subsidiary or parent’s companies which fall into this category.
All donations received by the Foundation must be fully and transparently recorded in the Foundation’s accounts and annual reports and cannot be anonymous. Should an individual donor wish to remain anonymous, the name must be disclosed to the Foundation’s Senior Leadership Team who may approve the donation.
In addition to the Factors set out above, the Foundation reserves the right to refuse any donor that they deem is in conflict with its guiding principles or on subjective grounds of nature, taste or positioning.
Donations from established and beneficial funding relationship or from non-controversial donors whose aims and values clearly align with those of the Foundation or who explicitly share the Vision and Values of the Foundation can be accepted without review.
Certain forms of donations will be subject to review prior to acceptance. These include:
Controversial donations will be considered by the Foundation’s Fundraising staff who will then refer the decision to the Foundation’s CEO. The Foundation’s CEO will have the final decision following advice from the Foundation’s board of trustees.
The Foundation will seek the advice of legal counsel in matters relating to acceptance of donations when deemed appropriate. Review by legal counsel is recommended for: