Please download and complete the membership form and return with payment (if applicable) to the address on the form.
BEMIS FULL MEMBERSHIP
Full membership is open to all voluntary and community organisations, led by a Management Committee in which 80% of the Members of the Committee is from the black and ethnic minorities and which is working in the service of the black and ethnic minority communities. Some of the benefits your full membership entitles you to:
(a) Eligibility to vote at the Annual General Meeting
(b) To seek representation on the Board of Directors
(c) Bi-monthly newsletter (members will be encouraged to have an active participation in the development of the newsletter)
(d) Free or discounted training and support programmes
(e) Access to information resources on fundraising and other services
(f) Membership to strategic planning forum
(g) Access to local and national working groups
(h) Access to local and national consultation processes
(i) Support and representation at various levels
ORGANISATIONAL ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
Open to any organisations/groups/agencies providing a service to ethnic minority communities (but who do not qualify for full membership).
INDIVIDUAL ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
Open to individuals from black and ethnic minorities who are, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, involved in community development and associated work whether such work is paid or unpaid. Both Organisational and Individual Associated Membership entitles you to:
(a) Bimonthly newsletter
(b) Free or discounted training and support programmes
(c) Access to information resources on fundraising and other services
(d) Access to local and national working groups
(e) Access to local and national consultation processes
Open to any organisation, voluntary, statutory, educational or corporate or any department within such an organisation, which wishes to develop a better understanding of the black and ethnic minority voluntary sector and communities and wishes promote equality and the value of diversity within its policies and service delivery.
Supporting membership was introduced to ensure that anyone who would benefit from the work of BEMIS could access the information (newsletter) and services (networks, seminars, working groups etc) available either as an individual or as part of their work.
INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP
Open to any individual from the black and ethnic minority who may active role in community development or associated work but wishes to support the work of BEMIS and have access to the services the organisation provides.
ORGANISATIONAL SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP
Open to any worker, within an organisation which has qualified and holds fulll associate or corporate membership. Organisations can select as many key workers as supporting members in addition to their official representative.