Do we seek funding to buy small drums for the group and then there will be no rush for a dojo as they will be portable or do we ask for funding to help fund a dojo but have no drums to put in it but then be able to buy bigger more impressive drums.
The small drum option seems more sensible in the short term although I love the idea of a Dojo and a Odaiko.
I agree that for charities that we want to support then it would be reasonable to play for free and to only charge for expenses outside of Swansea.
For commercial events Yanis’ pricing structure sounds reasonable as a baseline but for expenses it maybe needs to be worked out for each gig. Standard reimbursement for the drivers should be around 40p per mile as that it what HMRC allows before it says it should be taxed. It takes in to account both fuel and wear and tear. For a trip to Cardiff that would be around £32 so maybe travel expenses should be calculated per gig depending on how many cars are going and distance.
Whether individual members get paid is a bigger question. Our current constitution says that members should not profit from activities. More thought needed on this maybe. Expenses should be paid though – see above.