Funding Parameters for the Rosemary Elliott Memorial KUSA Junior Handler Fund

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1. The Rosemary Elliott Memorial KUSA Junior Handler Fund (“the Fund”) was created and exists as a perpetual fund for the purpose of enabling the KUSA National Junior Handler (KNJH) in any year to compete in the following year’s International Junior Handling Competition at Crufts in the United Kingdom by contributing to the KNJH’s primary expenses.

2. The Fund shall at all times remain under the administration and control of the Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA) and the supplementation of the Fund, or disbursements from it, shall be at the sole discretion of, and subject to the approval of, the Federal Council of KUSA.

3. Any supplementation of the Fund, whether from known or anonymous sources, shall be published on the KUSA website to ensure complete transparency.

4. In availing him (her) self of the funding contemplated in 1 above, the KNJH will incur the obligation of coordinating the fundraising initiatives for supplementation of the Fund in the ensuing year, which activities shall commence upon the return of the KNJH from the UK after competing at Crufts. A pledge to this effect shall be signed by the KNJH before any disbursements from the Fund are made.

5. Funding parameters shall be agreed annually by the Federal Council and published, provided the Fund is sufficiently resourced to meet the funding contemplated in 1 above.

6. The Federal Council shall decide what contribution to the KNJH’s primary expenses the fund would be able to make, if any.

7. Should the KNJH, for whatever reason, be unable, or unwilling, to compete in the following year’s International Junior Handling Competition at Crufts, then the second-placed Junior Handler in the competition where the KNJH was chosen would be entitled to represent South Africa in the Competition, on the same terms and conditions as those applicable to the KNJH.

Travel and Subsistence for the KNJH to compete at Crufts in 2017

1. To enable the KNJH to compete in the International Junior Handling Competition at Crufts in 2017, and to be accompanied by an adult approved by the Federal Council, the following shall be funded:

1.1. Two economy class air tickets from the nearest major city to the KNJH’s home to Birmingham, to be booked by KUSA approximately six months in advance (no later than the end of September) to ensure reasonable fares;

1.2. An allocation of £140.00 per night towards four nights’ shared accommodation (double room), paid in ZAR into an account nominated by the KNJH in sufficient time before departure to obtain foreign currency; and

1.3. A combined per diem for the KNJH and his/her chaperone equal to 50% of the allocation for hotel accommodation in 1.2 above, towards subsistence and travel (including shuttling between hotel and the NEC), paid in ZAR into an account nominated by the KNJH in sufficient time before departure to obtain foreign currency.

2. Should the KNJH and chaperone prefer to use a different routing to or from Birmingham, in other words, with stopovers in cities on the way there or on the way back, KUSA will pay into an account nominated by the KNJH an amount equal to what it would have spent on the two air fares, but only after receipt of copies of the electronic tickets purchased by the KNJH and the chaperone showing the Birmingham sector or supplementary evidence confirming their intention to travel to Birmingham and to attend Crufts over the four-day period (train or bus tickets/hotel accommodation confirmation, etc.). The KNJH would be at liberty to purchase his/her and the chaperone’s multi-stopover ticket at any time, but the payment made by KUSA shall be based on the rate of the double air fare at the end of September in the applicable year, of which KUSA shall retain proof (travel agent confirmation/internet screenshot).

3. Should the KNJH and chaperone wish to use self-funded ground transportation to travel to another city in Europe after Crufts and ultimately depart for South Africa from that city, the Fund will accommodate such itinerary, provided that the difference in the Birmingham roundtrip fare and the fare with the return flight from a different city is not material (materiality to be decided by the Federal Council).

4. Any scenario or eventuality not provided for above shall be evaluated by the Federal Council and its decision in all matters submitted for consideration shall be final.

Updated 18 Aug 2016 (PM)