I think supporting a local charity is a good idea, but experience of playing with Samba Tawe warrants a couple of observations.
1. Aim to limit our support of chosen charity to no more than two years at a time.
2. ‘Gift’ one free performance per year at an event organised by the charity. Any more and we apply our ‘regular’ fee. Consider applying traveling expenses.
3. If/when we busk allow the charity to collect, but they must be responsible for providing the collectors and arranging the appropriate permit with the Council.
We should be aiming to ‘supply’ a quality performance at all our appearences and therefore should consider a flat rate appearence fee. This eliminates the need for a complicated sliding scale and the set of rules to go with it. In addition to the appearence fee, travel expenses to be applied for appearences outside Swansea.