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1. Purpose of YES
To give clubs and individuals the opportunity to contribute to Extension of Y’s Men International for immediate use.
Funds available from YES are to be used solely for Extension as defined hereafter;
2. Guidelines for contributing to YES and awards from YES
2.1. Awards for contribution to YES
Type of awards:
A club or a member can only receive one award per year.
Who shall receive awards?
Clubs which donate
Individual members who donate more than 250 CHF in one year shall receive a “YES gold award”.
Administration of YES awards:
3. Guidelines for “International YES”
3.1. Distribution of funds
The basis for calculation is total contribution to YES from all sources:
3.2. Who is eligible to apply for amounts from the 1/3 portion?
3.3 Procedure for allocation of funds from YES
4. Guidelines for “Area YES”
Each Area shall appoint an Area Service Director for YES and include in their Constitution and Guidelines a provision for the Area Service Director for YES. Such Guidelines shall also be binding for Regions, Districts and Clubs within the Area.
Area Service Director for YES may also serve as Area Service Director for Extension. The Area Service Director for YES shall be totally responsible for the implementation of the YES guidelines including the provision of evaluation and completion reports.
4.1. Distribution of funds
Funds once allocated shall be administered by the Area Treasurer in accordance with the proposal(s) submitted by the Area, Region(s), District(s), or Club(s) and approved by MYM. Area Treasurers shall identify all YES monies as a separate line item in the Area Budget.
All applications from Region(s), District(s), and Club(s) shall be submitted to the Area Service Director for YES (or Extension).
ASD for YES (formally responsible) and ASD for Extension shall submit to the Area Council all eligible applications for funding with recommendations.
It shall be the responsibility of the Area President, Area Treasurer, ASD for YES and ASD for Extension to ensure that the projects are carried out in accordance with the original submission.
All applicants shall be advised of the Area Council’s decisions.
Following ACM approval of requests, funds shall be paid 1/3 upon approval, 1/3 after the first six months and upon receipt of an interim report, 1/3 at the end of the year and after receipt of final report.
Applicants who do not deliver an evaluation and/or completion report on previous YES projects, shall NOT be eligible to apply for another grant for a period of one (1) year.
5. Guidelines for expenditures
Monies from the YES Fund shall only be used for extension as outlined in the application and shall be used solely for costs of promotion material, travel and accommodation for Extension Service Directors or other members specifically appointed to fulfil the requirements of the application.
YES money shall not be used for computer equipment, printers and the like.
Applications/requests and interim reports shall contain:
a) Definition of the aspects of the proposals and expected outcomes.
b) A plan with timetable.
c) Complete description (budget) of proposed use of funds.
d) Details of expenditures such as travel costs, promotional materials, etc.
e) Estimates of benefits anticipated (i.e. number of new members, number of new clubs).
6. Guidelines for follow up
Evaluation and completion reports shall contain:
b) How the results have been achieved.
c) How sustainability will be ensured and expected activities and cost for that.
d) How funds have been used (a budget follow up), including details of expenditures.
If a Region can prove sustainability in previous extension work (for example that newly chartered clubs have existed for more than one year) the Area shall give priority to that Region when considering new applications. In the event that a newly chartered club fails within one (1) calendar year of its charter that Region can expect a reduction in future funding.