Volunteer groups can apply to become a Community Dig Team and earn money for garden digging and house kit fitting to give back to their local community.
The Community Dig Team payment is paid directly into their central community fund for the benefit on the area.
As a group you will need to set up constitution and open a Community or Club and Society bank account to receive the payments.
A constitution sets up an association - a group of people who come together, democratically, with a specific aim. This group of people (members) will decide on a committee, and the committee will then be responsible for running the organisation. A committee will include people with specific tasks. These people are called ‘officers’. There are three tasks in particular for a committee – chair, secretary, and treasurer. Members can elect a new committee regularly.
Once your group has agreed your constitution, it is a legal document. The committee, not the members, will be personally responsible for making sure the rules are followed.
You will need a constitution to set up a bank account. Once you have your constitution and structure, your committee should nominate at least two people to act as signatories on behalf of the group. It often makes sense for one of these signatories to be the Treasurer.
B4RN will pay Community Dig Teams for the following work undertaken.
6.1 – Garden trenching and duct installation (Hand digging)
£100 per garden
6.2 – House kit fitting (FWO) to property
£ 25 per installation
6.3 – House kit fitting (CCE) to property
£ 25 per installation
All community Dig Teams, who will be covered under B4RN’s Public Liability Insurance must be upskilled by B4RN before commencing any works on behalf of B4RN including:
Health & Safety Requirements & Policies
Health & Safety induction
Invoice & Supporting documentation training
Assessing Properties for B4RN service – recording using Site Assessment forms
Understanding and Identifying Service & Utility Maps
Use of CAT scanners
Duct & Network Build Training
House Kit Installation – CCE & FWO
Garden digging – installing ducting
Recording ‘As built records.’
CRM updating on the installation status of the House kit and Property ducting to the curtilage
Basic Fault Finding
As a Community Dig Team you will be given a dedicated B4RN Connections Coordinator who will be your contact to inform about which gardens you plan to complete. This allows the Connections Coordinator to assign internal tasks on the CRM system before work is carried out.
Once the work is completed you can update the CRM system.
The money will then be transferred monthly into your associations account!
It’s that simple!