The Maintenance Fund allows both members and non members to donate funds toward the upkeep of Public Rights of Way. In this time of cut backs, when councils and other bodies may prioritise spending in other areas, the Maintenance Fund will allow responsible laners to help ease the burden and proactively keep lanes open. The fund is designed to assist with maintenance costs, including the provision of signage, materials, third-party contractors and tools and other equipment for lane maintenance days. It is proposed that the Maintenance Fund will be handled via one of two channels, depending on the amount of funding requested. For requests of less than £250, the decision to grant funding will be made by the steering committee via a voting system. The outcome and an explanation of how the decision was reached will be made available on the forum. For requests in excess of £250, the proposal will be posted in the relevant section of the forum. Members will have the opportunity to support or oppose the proposed grant and give their reasons. The results will be taken into consideration when the steering committee makes its final decision. This will again be decided by vote and a summary of the outcome will be made available on the forum. A reasonable time period will be allowed before the result is announced, under normal circumstances this will be not less than 5 days and no more than 10. Any grant made will usually be sent directly to the official body concerned via bank transfer, debit card or cheque. A receipt will be obtained and the details will be posted along with all other financial transactions once a month on the forum. The Maintenance Fund will not be activated until a minimum of £1,500 is available outside of All Terrain UK’s running costs. It is expected that it may take some time to accrue the start-up money for the fund, and therefore it is unlikely that the facility will be activated for at least six months. No single project will be allowed to deplete all of the maintenance fund. To qualify for funding, the steering committee must receive in writing, full details of the project and details of the proposed beneficiary organisation. Applications will only be accepted from fully paid members of All Terrain UK. If you'd like to donate towards the Maintenance Fund then please use the donate button below - no PayPal account is required.