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Membership Terms & Conditions

BOURNEMOUTH 2026 TRUST

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP

If a member no longer wishes to remain a member of the Trust they need to contact the office and request to have their details removed from the database or if they are late in renewing their annual membership they are required to contact the office so that their information is not prematurely removed from the database.

Minimum donations for 2016/17 financial year are as follows:

Category

Cost/Minimum Donation

Full supporting member

Open to private companies, statutory organisations and individuals

 

£1000

Affiliate membership

Open to statutory organisations and private companies

Third sector organisations (voluntary & community groups, registered charities and community interest companies)

Organisations with a turnover of less than £10,000 pa

 

£100

£50

Free

Individuals

Youth membership (up to and including age 24)

Free (suggested donation of £5, £10 or £25)

Free

 

NEW MEMBERS

New members can apply using the membership application form available through a link on the website "Join-Us".  Membership will only be available to organisations through the web site; paper forms will not be acceptable or available apart from in exceptional circumstances.  The Company Secretary will determine whether or not the circumstances are exceptional.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

Individual members of the community are invited to become members of Bournemouth 2026 Trust.  Individual members should apply for membership using the online application form; paper forms will be provided in exceptional circumstances. The Company Secretary will determine whether or not the circumstances are exceptional.

CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP

The criteria for membership are:

That the applicant lives and/or works in Bournemouth and surrounding area (Bournemouth and surrounding area is defined as the area covered by the local authority of Bournemouth itself and areas with borders immediately adjoining the borough)

That the applicant commits to supporting our approach, values and principles related to the Public Life principles

That the applicant correctly and completely fills in and submits the application form

Applicants will be required to indicate acceptance of the conditions of membership. 

REFUSAL

The trustees refuse an application for membership if, acting reasonably and properly, they consider it to be in the best interests of the Company to refuse the application. The trustees will inform the applicant in writing of the reasons for the refusal within twenty-one days of the decision.  The trustees will consider any written representations the applicant may make about the decision. The trustees decision following any written representations must be notified to the applicant in writing but shall be final (i.e. there is no further right of appeal). 

Possible reasons for refusal of membership:

- Applicants not willing to sign up to support our approach, values and principles.  If these are struck out on a paper copy of the form, membership will be refused.

- Applicants who do not live or work in Bournemouth and surrounding area may be refused

- Applicants that refuse to pay the minimum donation

The Company Secretary is delegated to accept all new members that meet the criteria and correctly completes the form. Any application that may be contentious will be reported to the board.

TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

Clause 9 of the Articles of Association sets out the basis for terminating membership.  Unless someone dies, an organisation ceases to exist or the member resigns, membership continues indefinitely.  The only exception is for non payment of any money due to the company including non payment of the minimum donation.

The Council cannot be removed from membership unless the Articles of Association are amended with their consent.

The board may decide to terminate membership if they deem it to be in the best interests of the company, by passing a resolution.  The will be given 21 days’ notice in writing that it is proposing to terminate membership, the reason why, and the date of the meeting at which this will be resolved.  The member or member’s representative will be given the right to make representations to this meeting.  Once the resolution to terminate membership has been passed there is no right of appeal.

Any member behaving in a way that is likely to damage the reputation of the Trust could reasonably expect to have membership terminated. (i.e. seeking adverse publicity about the activities of the Trust)

The Articles of Association of the company set out the basis for membership of the Company in clause 8.   The full and current Articles of Association are available on the Trust’s web site at www.bournemouth2026.org.uk/governance

Membership is open to individuals or organisations that apply to the Company in the form required by the trustees; and are approved by the trustees. 

Any enquiries about these terms and conditions should be directed to the Company Secretary.