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Collective balance
£1,043.20 GBP

Fiscal Host
Accountable

Expense policies

Barnet Mutual Aid Group Open Collective Expense Policy

  1. Scope

The purpose of this document is to list allowable expenses incurred by volunteers providing support on behalf of the Barnet Mutual Aid Group. It also details the procedure for submitting an expense reimbursement request and conditions for their approval.

  1. Allowable expenses

2.1. Purpose. Expenses are considered allowable if:

2.1.1. They result from the provision of a service to a local resident of the Barnet council. 2.1.2. They result from a request coming from a request handler of the Barnet Mutual Aid Group (see list of approved request handlers below) and a case number has been provided for this service.

2.2. Execution of the service. Expenses are considered allowable if they fulfil the following criteria:

2.2.1. The amount of the expense matches the amount of on the payment receipt. 2.2.2. The items on the payment receipt match the items recorded by the request handler with the exception of items that were unavailable.

  1. Procedure for submitting an expense reimbursement request (ERR)

Before being able to submit an ERR, the volunteer will need to create an Open Collective account, using the following steps:

Step 1: Go to https://opencollective.com/create-account ; Step 2: Enter your name and email address; Step 3: You will receive an email from Open Collective. Click the “One-time login” button. Doing this will redirect you to the profile section of the Open Collective Website.

3.1. Case 1: A payment receipt is available.

Step 1: Go to the Barnet Mutual Aid Open Collective page: https://opencollective.com/barnetmutualaid ; Step 2: Click on the “Submit expense” button; Step 3: Fill all the fields:

  • In the “Description” field, type the case number followed by “reimbursement” (e.g. “Case 99 Reimbursement”)
  • In the “Amount” field, type the exact amount indicated on the payment receipt
  • In the “Date” field, type the date on which the purchase was made
  • In the “Category” field, select the type of service you provided. (e.g. if you are buying groceries on behalf of a local resident, select “Food and Beverage”)
  • In the “Type” field, select whether the proof of payment you were given was a receipt or an invoice
  • In the “Payout method” field, select how you want to be reimbursed. If you select (Paypal or bank transfer – please note that bank transfer is quicker – 1-2 working days, whereas Paypal can take up to 4-5 working days)
  • If you have selected “Paypal” in the “Payout method”, enter you’re the email address you use with Paypal (please check the address is correct as an erroneous address will delay your reimbursement by several days)
  • If you have selected “Other” in the “Payout method”, please enter your bank account details so a bank transfer can be performed: o Name on account o Name of Bank o Sort code o Account number

Step 4: Take a picture of your payment receipt and upload it to the page by clicking on the “Drop an image or click to upload” field

Step 5: Click the “Submit Expense” button

3.2. Case 2: A payment receipt is not available.

If the shop where you made your purchase doesn’t provide payment receipts, follow the following instructions:

Step 1: Before delivering what you have bought on behalf of a local resident, take a single picture of everything purchased. This will be your proof of payment.

Step 2: Follow steps 1, 2 & 3 of the Case 1 situation listed above (article 3.1)

Step 3: Upload the picture you have taken of all the purchases by clicking on the “Drop an image or click to upload” field

Step 4: Click the “Submit Expense” button

  1. Approval of expense reimbursement requests

4.1. For expenses under £50.00

Expenses are to be approved by at least 1 admin within one working day of the reimbursement request, provided the following conditions are met:

  • The expense reimbursement request corresponds to a case number registered by a request handler
  • The items on the receipt corresponding to the items requested by the local resident (minus items that were unavailable)
  • The amount on the receipt corresponds to the amount submitted in the expense reimbursement request
  • The local resident has confirmed good reception of the items requested

4.2. For expenses over £50.00

Expenses are to be approved by at least 2 admins within one working day of the reimbursement request, provided the following conditions are met:

  • The expense reimbursement request corresponds to a case number registered by a request handler
  • The items on the receipt corresponding to the items requested by the local resident (minus items that were unavailable)
  • The amount on the receipt corresponds to the amount submitted in the expense reimbursement request
  • The local resident has confirmed good reception of the items requested
  1. Reimbursement

Once the expense reimbursement request has been submitted by the volunteer, it will be reviewed by a Barnet Mutual Aid Group admin within one working day.

If the expense is approved, The Social Change Agency (fiscal host for the Barnet Mutual Aid Group) will process the payment within another working day.

In the case of bank transfers, the funds should reach the volunteer’s bank account within the same working day. In the case of Paypal transfers, payments have been known to take up to 3-4 working days

  1. List of approved request handlers

The following individuals are authorised to process requests for assistance in the Barnet council area and to attribute cases to volunteers

Paulette Singer Sophia Acton Jia Zhuang

  1. Review of this document

This document is to be reviewed by the decision and unanimous approval of the admin group of the Barnet Mutual Aid Group.

Date of latest review: 8 April 2019

FAQ

How do I get paid from a Collective?
Submit an expense and provide your payment information.
How are expenses approved?
Collective admins are notified when an expense is submitted, and they can approve or reject it.
Is my private data made public?
No. Only the expense amount and description are public. Attachments, payment info, emails and addresses are only visible to you and the admins.
When will I get paid?
Payments are processed by the Collective's Fiscal Host, the organization that hold funds on their behalf. Many Fiscal Hosts pay expenses weekly, but each one is different.

Collective balance

£1,043.20 GBP

Fiscal Host:

Accountable