Bel, very well put. Thank you.
Dammo, there is no bar to using SCA funds for 4th Company activities, as long as the products are available to everyone (same as any SCA usage). The 4th Company Fund is part of the Kingdom account. However, income, as for any Kingdom fund, is what we all give them. I plan to buy some raffle tickets for the fundraiser myself.
Speaking of fourth company, make sure you enter the raffle at Lilies to support their endevours. The winner gets feast setting for two including feast box, table, benches, knives, pitcher, plates, ect by top artisans. They can't serve pickles and oranges if they can't buy them and the Kingdom can't give them money.Dammo