Timing, I would say that would be tight but possible if you had no break. Essentially it would just mean less small group and plenary discussion time. It isn’t ideal as the break time is valuable for deepening connections which is a key appeal for many – to meet people. A pub visit after might be the antidote to this 🙂
I would charge £5. It is an easy round amount and actually very little for an evening out. I charge £2 for concessions. People who want to come wont mind paying in my experience. Groups are self managed and self financed so it is entirely down to you.
I simply have a little book which I keep a track of ins and outs, nothing more than that. There is no central account for group use. I suppose a group could set a (bank) account up if they felt it was needed? So yes, group finances will all be separate.
I don’t include travel expenses.
Hope this helps, keep the questions coming and call if you want a longer discussion 🙂 These are great, we are cutting new ground so it is important to find a sustainable way forward, to pave the way for the next groups.