CONSTITUTION



Pride Proms Project's mission is to provide safe, positive and educational events for the LGBT+ young people. The events which Pride Proms Project manage will promote pride, inspiration and acceptance for all regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.


AIMS
The organisation creates opportunities for emotional growth, inclusion and freedom of expression for LGBTI+ youths which they may not necessarily get from their everyday lives. By providing these events, Pride Proms Project will both raise the profile and increase awareness of LGBT+ issues with a view to expanding events to include the wider LGBT+ community.


POWERS
To further these aims the committee shall have power to:


Obtain, collect and receive money or funds by way of contributions, donations, grants and any other lawful method towards the aims of the organisation.


Associate local authorities, voluntary organisations and the residents of Scotland wide, in a common effort to carry out the aims of the organisation.


Do all such lawful things as will further the aims of the organisation.


Organise annual Pride Prom Project events within the ethos and values of the organisation.


MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall be open to anyone over the age of 16 years or to any organisation which is either domiciled or has premises in Scotland which they run part or whole of their organisation from.


Membership of organisations will be granted permitting their interest in helping Pride Proms Project Ltd achieve its aims and by agreeing to abide by the rules whilst upholding the values and ethos of Pride Proms Project Ltd.


Membership shall be available to anyone without regard to disability, gender reassignment, marriage and/or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.


Every individual member and a representative from each organisation shall have one vote at General Meetings.


The Management Committee shall have the power to approve or reject applications for membership or to terminate the membership of any member provided that the member shall have the right to be heard by the committee before a final decision is made.


MANAGEMENT
A Management Committee elected annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall manage the Group.


The committee shall consist of a chair, secretary, treasurer, and four other voting members.


The committee may co-opt up to a further three voting members based on required skills and expertise who shall be put in place at the next Annual General Meeting.


The committee shall meet once per month throughout the year.


At least three committee members must be present at a committee meeting for a decision to be made. Proxy votes will be allowed for members who are not able to attend.


A proper record of all transactions and meetings shall be kept and disseminated to all committee members.


Chairpersons for meetings shall rotate with a decision being made on who takes the position at least one month prior to the date that the candidate will be put in place. All committee members are able to contribute to items placed in the following month’s agenda.


GENERAL MEETINGS


An Annual General Meeting shall be held within 12 months of the date of the adoption of this constitution and each year thereafter.


Notices of the AGM shall be published three weeks beforehand and a report on the Group’s financial position for the previous year will be made available at the same time.


A Special General Meeting may be called at any time at the request of the committee, or not less than one-quarter of the membership. A notice explaining the place, date, time and reason shall be sent to all members three weeks beforehand.


One-third of membership or four members being present, whichever is the greater, shall enable a General Meeting to take place.

Proposals to change the constitution must be given in writing to the secretary at least 28 days before a general meeting and approved by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting.


ACCOUNTS
An Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held within 12 months of the date of the adoption of this constitution and each year thereafter.


Notices of the AGM shall be published three weeks beforehand and a report on the Group’s financial position for the previous year will be made available at the same time.


A Special General Meeting may be called at any time at the request of the committee, or not less than one-quarter of the membership. A notice explaining the place, date, time and reason shall be sent to all members three weeks prior to the meeting.


One-third of membership or four members being present, whichever is the greater, shall enable a General Meeting to take place.


Proposals to change the constitution must be given in writing to the secretary at least 28 days before a general meeting and approved by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting.


DISSOLUTION
The organisation may be dissolved by a resolution passed by a simple two-thirds majority of those present and voting at a Special General Meeting.


If dissolution is agreed, the committee will take the decision to distribute all residual assets to other charitable group(s) or organisation(s) once full payment to all creditors has been made.

The group(s) or organisation(s) that shall benefit from the residual assets should have aims similar to those of Pride Proms Project Ltd and where these cannot be found, the committee can agree distribution to any other charitable organisation(s). If confirmed, the committee shall distribute any assets remaining after the payment of all bills to other charitable group(s) or organisation(s) having aims similar to Pride Proms Project Ltd or some other charitable purpose(s) as the committee may decide.

 

PRIDE PROMS

Pride Proms Project LTD, 48 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1BP- Pride Proms Project Ltd is registered in Scotland as a LTD company SC596212