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