Member Benefits and Fund
All our PDPA Members Benefits and Health Fund:
PDPA Membership with the PDPA comes with many benefits. All benefits have been vetted by the PDPA not just to find the best price, but best service, and professional quality.
PDPA Official Accountant:
Adrian Grainger at Griffiths & Pegg has its own page. LINK HERE
PDPA Official Solicitor:
Mr Gareth Williams GHW Solicitors.
GHW Solicitors LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under registration number OC379986.
Registered Office: 19 Bolton Street, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, BL09HU
Tel: 01706 827042
PDPA Official Travel Partner:
In 2020 all PDC Tour Card Holders will be able to have a FREE BUPA Health Scan, details will be confirmed directly.
Certis Insurance Bespoke Sports Car Insurance:
Certis are our official insurance partner,, they specifically look after Sports Car Insurance, but are available to give FREE advice.
For Hotels at any PDC event. Booking.com are the official online hotel booking company for the PDPA & its members. Up to 35% off when you book early. To book go to the search engine CLICK HERE
FREE £30 Bet for all PDPA Members: Betfred are an official betting partner for the PDPA, its members and fans. For a FREE £30 bet CLICK HERE to navigate straight to their site. NOTE: The PDPA, DRA & The PDC do not endorse or promote gambling on ‘DARTS’ from its members. All other Sports are acceptable.
Premier Inn Hotels:
Book all of your PDC Pro-Tour event hotels at Wigan-Coventry-Barnsley. For current rates CLICK HERE to navigate straight to their site. For the nearest Premier Inns to our venues:
10% Discount on Airport Parking-Airport Lounges-Airport Hotels CLICK HERE which takes you to a landing page, add your information for a quote with 10% discount taken off automatically.
Introduction: The Professional Darts Players Association (PDPA), whom is jointly in partnership with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and the Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) in the running of the professional sport of Darts, has set up a Benevolent Fund (PDPA Fund) as part of the PDPA’s member service’s with a view to creating, sustaining and developing a fund of monies from which current and recent past elite members of the PDPA can benefit in times of hardship. The aim of the ‘PDPA Fund’ is to develop the ‘PDPA Fund’ into a substantial safety net providing a measure of security for its members. However until substantial funds are available, the PDPA must make the most prudent use of the recourses currently available.
The PDPA is reviewing and examining ways of aiding those Darts players who are forced to retire from their sport, or face a lengthy lay off due to injury or ill health which are uninsured or are becoming increasingly difficult and expensive to insure.
The PDPA Fund is being set up primarily to aid Dart players in this position however other donations may be awarded on the grounds of extreme hardship brought on by other factors, and each case will be treated on its own individual merit.
For the purpose of the PDPA Fund, the PDPA defines hardship as losing your home, unable to pay any bills, having bailiffs sent in or some other form of financial problem due to any ill health, lengthy lay off or reason that the Darts player is unable to earn his living playing Darts.
Administration: Four trustees appointed from time to time by the PDPA Executive Board will administer the PDPA Fund. One of the trustees will be appointed chairman by the above board.
Chairman: Mr Alan Warriner-Little
Trustee 1: Mr Peter Manley
Trustee 2: Mr Andy Scott
Initially, the trustees will be PDPA board members. When the PDPA Fund is up and running the trustees may consist of other members of the Darts fraternity whom are willing to be trustees.
At least 3 trustees must participate in any meeting to constitute a quorum. The trustees must meet at least twice per calendar year, but they may meet as is deemed necessary by the chairman. If it is necessary to meet at short notice a teleconference will be deemed to be appropriate and acceptable. The trustees’ word is final, and they have complete discretion on how any monies are distributed.
Accounting: Any funds raised or donations received for ‘the PDPA Fund’ will be held by the PDPA in a ring fenced account. ‘The PDPA Fund’ may not be used for purposes other than described in this constitution. The accounts will be done by the appointed PDPA accountant/secretary. Donations made by the trustees of ‘the PDPA Fund’ will be shown in the accounts, but the reason for the award will not be made available to PDPA members to protect the recipients. The trustees are answerable to the PDPA Board of Directors who will be given the details of any amount awarded and the reasons for the award, but will keep such information strictly confidential.
Donations from The Fund: The purpose of the PDPA Fund is to provide financial aid to current and past elite Darts players who are suffering hardship from career ending injuries which have not been alleviated by insurance or other income or if any such insurance is inadequate. Any other cases will be treated on an individual basis at the complete discretion of the trustees. The PDPA Fund cannot pay for private medical insurance premiums and cannot pay for the costs involved in any nursing or residential care. Nor can it provide monies to set up businesses or provide a holiday. It cannot make loans or pay court fines, or fund any legal issues unless deemed by the trustees to be of the wider benefit of the Darts player in general.
Applications for any donations must be made in writing, with any evidence (including medical evidence) or any other aspects which are appropriate to the chairman of the trustees. Donations can be made to individual Darts players by the trustees without an application, if they deem it fit to do so.
The PDPA Fund is part of the Charities Commission who register and regulate charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence.
CLICK HERE For The Charities Commission Website
Registered Charity Number: 1120967
The PDPA Fund:
Unit 34, Carlisle Enterprise Centre, James Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA25BB, UK
Until the PDPA Fund is sufficiently robust in the opinion of the trustees, no single donation from ‘the PDPA Fund’ will exceed an upper limit which will be set by the PDPA Board acting on part of the recommendation of the trustees. Currently £2,000. No data on an individual will be used for any other purpose other than the application for monies. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and all rights will be reserved.
Review: This policy is to be reviewed on a bi-annual basis i.e. next review April 2020.