Please complete the relevant application form below for the membership grade you wish to apply for. This can either be emailed or posted to the society. We aim to complete application assessments within 6-8 weeks and will acknowledge receipt of all paperwork. Please note the Society cannot advise what membership level will be given prior to full assessment of your application. Take a look at the criteria for membership here and provide as much detail as possible on the application form to assist with assessment.
For assistance and guidance completing an Application Form please click here
The standard membership fee for Society membership is £105.00 annually with a one off joining fee of £45.00.
What if I cannot afford the Membership Fee?
The Society does not offer a credit plan for membership fees. If you wish to join the Society but are unable to afford the full membership fee, please contact the office to obtain a monthly membership payment form. This option is only available via Direct Debit Payment, and is currently £10 per month for a 12 month period (in order to cover additional expenses incurred processing multiple payments and membership certificates).
Reduced fee membership
We understand that some of our members may have financial difficulties, so we offer a reduced membership fee for members who are in receipt of a state benefit (see list below), or are in receipt of a state pension. We are unable to offer reduced membership fees on any basis such as age, location or gender. We are unable to back date membership reductions, and will discount membership fees at the point of next renewal, if not declared at application.
State benefits currently accepted:
- Income Support
- Job Seekers’ Allowance
- Employment and Support Allowance
- State Pension
- Personal Independence Payments
- Disability Living Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Universal Credit
- Housing Benefit
If your benefit is not listed above please call to check if we will accept it.