"The Trustees of the Adventure Service Challenge (ASC) Scheme have decided to close the scheme from 19th May 2018. This has been done with huge sadness after the astonishing 58 years service to children and young people.
The decision was not taken lightly and discussions on how to keep the ASC going have been taking place over a number of years. The main reasons are for financial and personnel (lack of volunteers) issues.
The Charity will remain solvent and will be disposing of its assets up to 31st December 2108.
There will be an opportunity for groups, leaders and schools to acquire remaining stocks of resources at reduced prices until fully depleted. Please watch the website for details over the next few months.
Thank you all for your support over the years and you can be certain that another charity will be benefitting from any residual funds." (April 2018)
Do you want to work for the Adventure Service Challenge Scheme?
Do you want to be a Trustee of the Adventure Service Challenge Scheme?
VACANCIES at January 2018
We currently have a vacancy for a Treasurer (Voluntary). Please go to the Charity Job website for further details.
Adventure Service Challenge (Registered Charity number 292690)
TREASURER REQUIRED (Voluntary Post)
Location: Wiltshire and the South West.
Time Scale: Effective from January 2018 with hand-over for Annual Accounts 2017 - 2018
Annual Budget: £6000 - £10000
Working in support of our friendly and experienced trustees alongside the General Secretary, you will be accountable for all financial activities involved with the running of the Adventure Service Challenge charity.
Adventure Service Challenge (www.asc-scheme.org.uk ) is a very small national charity which provides a 3-fold integrated programme of support to children and young people at Key Stage 1 and 2 and beyond. Established in 1960 the resources provide support to schools, teachers and leaders, clubs, and community groups across the UK mainly in the areas of Personal Social and Health Education and Citizenship. The scheme provides unrivalled support to children aged 8 - 14 and beyond and is highly regarded in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) forums. It is recommended by and leads to the Duke of Edinburgh award for which it is uniquely placed.
As Treasurer though not a Trustee, you will be responsible for advising the Trustees on all financial matters as well as the preparation of management and statutory accounts. We are therefore looking for someone with the relevant financial skills and experience to be able to perform all functional activities whilst also enjoying the opportunity to contribute to the wider strategic development of the charity.
The role involves attendance of at least 4 Trustee meetings per year (currently held in the Salisbury area), on Saturday mornings, with an average duration of 1.5 hours). There is also a time commitment beyond the Trustee meetings – of around one day per month, including some time working to prepare annual accounts and liaising with the Auditors, the General Secretary, and the Charity Commissioners.