ACFA is an unincorporated body governed by a constitution. It is independent and is directly accountable to its membership. We have no paid employees. We are largely self financed through membership fees, however in the past we have received grants from Bristol City Council’s Equalities and Social Justice Committee and we have successfully applied to The National Lottery Charities Board for specific project work.

Role of Officers

The Treasurer - is responsible for preparing and presenting a brief financial report at the Annual General Meeting to the main meeting on a quarterly basis, assisting with funding applications and preparing the end of year financial summary for presentation at the AGM. The Treasurer has to stand down after three years.

The Chair – decided on a rotating basis.

The Minute Taker – as Chair.

The Administrator – the group is serviced by a paid administrator who distributes the minutes, collates relevant information, updates the membership list, sends out the annual membership renewal forms and is responsible for keeping the day to day accounts up to date,

Contact details for current administrator:

Gail Bowen-Huggett - ACFA, c/o 57 Springfield Road, Cotham, Bristol, BS6 5SW

Equal Opportunities Officer – is responsible for investigating any complaint made by a member regarding oppressive behaviour or discriminatory views expressed by another member.

Equal Opportunties Officers – 2014/5:

Fran Begley - South Bristol Advice Services -

Mike Harris - West of England Centre for Inclusive Living - 

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