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Please note: After 2015 - 2016 Membership (the free year of membership), you will be under no obligation to re-subscribe as a member for the following year. 

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Full Member

  • Local societies/ charities who help visually impaired people in the UK
  • Gain all member benefits including voting rights
  • Applied for via membership forms

Full membership varies depending on the size of the organisation.  

Annual Subscription - Free Visionary membership for one year - Read more.

Subscription Bands:

Band A (total income/free reserves below £100,000)         Subs = NO FEE 

Band B (total income/free reserves £100,001 - £250,000) Subs = NO FEE

Band C (total income/free reserves £250,001- £500,000)  Subs = NO FEE 

Band D (total income/free reserves over £500,000)           Subs = NO FEE 

NB - All 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 band A or B members are welcome to a ‘no fee’ place at the 2015 Conference.  

*Your subscription fee is based on your total income or free reserves, whichever is the greater, for your last complete accounting year.

  • Total Income is as per the Charity Commission definition and is usually referred to in your annual accounts as “total incoming resources” which in addition to fundraising income includes other sources of income such as contract income, grants, legacies etc.
  • Free Reserves is defined as Total Balance Sheet Value less Tangible Fixed Assets, Endowment Funds and Restricted Funds.  For the avoidance of doubt, funds such as Designated Funds are part of Free Reserves and should not be deducted from Total Balance Sheet value.  If further clarification is required please contact Visionary. 

 

Individual member

  • For individuals in the sight loss industry who are not part of a company/ charity
  • Gain all member benefits including voting rights
  • Applied for via membership forms
  •  Free membership for one year - Read more

 

Associate member

  • For organisations who are neither local charities or national organisations
  • Gain all member benefits excluding voting rights
  • Applied for membership forms
  • Free membership for one year - Read more

 

National member (formerly corporate member)

  • National not-for-profit organisations who are in the sight loss industry
  • Gain all member benefits excluding voting rights
  • Applied for via membership forms and conversation with CEO

 

Last updated 21.07.2016 LH

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