The Conference Access Fund exists to improve accessibility for members who would otherwise be excluded from Conference due to the associated costs. The fund consists entirely of donations from party members.
You can apply pre-conference to have your conference registration fees waived and if necessary the fund can also cover up to a maximum of £90 to cover travel and accommodation. Successful applicants will be expected to cover the costs themselves initially, and will be reimbursed at conference (receipts will be required).
Applicants will be considered case by case. As we are not able to grant all requests for assistance, in the interests of fairness anyone who has had a successful claim in the past 12 months, will not be able to claim expenses again (though can apply for free entry). Priority will be given to members who have exhausted all other possible sources of financial assistance, eg support of your region or local party. If everyone applies for the full amount, we would be able to partially cover the attendance costs of around 20 members.
Please note that all applications to the fund must be made pre-conference and will be approved on a first come first served basis. We will accept applications until 21st September 23.59pm, or up until the limit of the funds available.
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