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Join us and be part of Scotland’s anti-poverty movement!

Membership is open to all organisations that share our desire to tackle poverty and is free for civil society organisations with an income of under £500,000.

We encourage members to actively participate in the life of the organisation.

Benefits of membership

  • Access the latest briefings, reports and publications on poverty in Scotland
  • Attendance at exclusive members meetings and networking events
  • Opportunities to contribute to our policy positions and consultation responses

Full membership is open to civil society organisations – community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises, trade unions, faith groups, schools, academic institutions, campaigning groups. Current membership fees are:

  • Income less than £500K: FREE
  • Income from £500K-£750K: £120
  • Income from £750K-£1M: £240
  • Income over £1M: £360

Associate membership is open to all individuals, civil society organisations, political party organisations, and public sector bodies (Health Boards, Local Authorities, etc). Associate members do not have voting rights at AGMs but are involved in all other aspects of our work. Current Associate membership fees are:

  • Individuals living on a low income: FREE
  • Other individuals: £30
  • Civil society organisations: £60
  • Public sector organisations: £360

Associate membership is also open to commercial organisations. Membership fees for commercial organisations are based on turnover. Current membership fees (inc. VAT) are:

  • Under £50,000: £60
  • £50,001-£100,000: £120
  • £100,001-£250,000: £240
  • £250,001-£500,000: £360
  • Over £500,000: £480

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Membership Renewal Process

If you are joining The Poverty Alliance on behalf of an organisation we will continue your membership on a rolling basis. We will work on the assumption that your contact details and the type of membership remains the same unless you notify us of a change.

Where applicable invoices for membership fees due upon the automatic renewal will be sent to you by email annually, within the same calendar month in which you joined.

For individual members we will contact you on the anniversary of your membership, within the same calendar month, to ensure you are happy to continue your membership. Should we not receive direct confirmation that you are happy to continue you membership within a reasonable amount of time and following two reminders we will remove your details from our records.

You will receive a notification of this and details on how you can re-join in the future.

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