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Local bank accounts

We organise a national event which involves volunteers coordinating a local event once every two years. Previously we advised them to set up a bank account under the name of the event, and receive cheques to that, and pay out costs eg for venue hire from that. Now banks are less keen, as it doesn't make them much money just to have the account used for a short time.

But it's also not ideal to ask local attendees to make their cheques payable to the local organiser.

We could get everyone to make their cheques payable to the main charity, but that gets us into the hassle of organising payments for venue hire etc from the main charity for up to 40 local events.

Does anyone have any thoughts?

Nicky Buckley
Breast Cancer Haven

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