Change to Membership of One Community
We have been reviewing the membership structure of One Community in order to achieve the best possible service for the organisations with whom we work. Our aim is to make Core Membership more accessible and to preserve existing benefits in our Core Plus membership. One Community’s Board of Trustees has approved this new structure and, as of 1 April 2020, annual Core Membership will be free to all voluntary/community groups (including social enterprises) working in our current areas of benefit – the boroughs of Eastleigh and Fareham. Core Member organisations will be entitled to our volunteer and community support services but will not have the right to vote at our AGM.
For Core Plus members who wish to use our enhanced services (including Community Transport, Room Hire, DBS services), and have priority booking of our current training and marketing opportunities to promote their service (eg Network, Volunteering Matters, Unity 101, Pop Up Shops), and be able to vote at our AGM, there will be an annual fee of £17.50, payable by Direct Debit.
Associate Membership will be open to statutory agencies and non not-for-profit organisations. Associate Members will be entitled to the same as Core Plus members for a fee of £25, but will not be able to vote at our AGM.
An additional benefit of being a Core Plus member will be that One Community will introduce two open sessions during the year 2020/21 (one afternoon, one evening), where all Core Plus members will have the opportunity to meet Trustees and Senior Managers to ask about the future direction of both One Community and the voluntary sector in general, as well as having the opportunity to network. These opportunities will also provide One Community with vital insight in the work, successes and challenges of Core Plus Members allowing us to share key messages with statutory agencies with whom we work.
If you have any queries about the new membership structure, please call us on 023 8090 2458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We currently have over 245 members – voluntary and community groups – either based or working in the borough of Eastleigh. However, as we have a new contract covering Fareham we welcome groups from Fareham to join us as associate members.
We welcome organisations to become members which entitles you to discounts on our fee charging services, access to transport & importantly, vote at our AGM. Being a member gives you a voice in how we run our services. Download a membership form here: Membership-Application-Form.docx
Access to many of our services is free, such as our essential toolkit, volunteer brokerage. See list below.
Membership entitles you to: –
- Access to the services of the Volunteer Centre to recruit volunteers
- Support from our team of Development Workers to help with governance issues, funding applications, fundraising events and general advice & guidance
- DBS Services and support
- Access to One Community minibus hire
- Access to monthly Network online
- Access to One Community tailored workshops and networking opportunities
- Competitively priced photocopying service
- Use of Multimedia, display boards, flipchart stand & screen – for which there is a hire charge
- Access to our list of Entertainers
- Postbox service for groups who do not wish to disclose their home address (small fee involved)
- Discount on training sessions
You can also access a wide range of information ranging from fact sheets to an essential toolkit by clicking here.
For more information please contact our reception, telephone 023 8090 2400 or email email@example.com. Once you have read our Membership Rules you can download and complete a copy of the Membership Application Form and return it to us at: One Community, 75 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hants, SO50 9DQ.
Please enclose a copy of your organisation’s Constitution and the annual membership fee of £15, with cheques made payable to One Community.
Organisations such as Social Enterprises, statutory groups i.e. Parish Councils or schools, or groups based in Fareham can become Associate members, fee of £25.00, all the benefits of full membership but no entitlement to vote at our AGM.
A few years ago we set up a Friends of One Community Group. The aim is to keep in touch with sympathetic supporters who want to stay involved with One Community in an informal way, for our Friends act as ambassadors in the community, signpost friends or neighbours, new contacts who might benefit from any of our services, to be our “ears on the ground” and feed us local, grass roots information about what’s going on in their local area and any areas of interest.
We formally introduce people as a Friend at our AGM each year.
Current Role of Honour:
Malcolm and Sue Cross
Benefits include invitations to private viewings of exhibitions at the Museum and a regular newsletter telling you what goes on behind the scenes.