Membership FAQs

Below is a list of FAQs about London Youth membership. If you have a question that is not covered here, please contact the Membership Team on membership@londonyouth.org.

Click the categories below to navigate to each section.
How to join
Who is eligible
Reasons to join
Getting involved
Updating your membership

 

How to join

How do I join as a member?
Becoming a member of London Youth is quick and easy. You can find our application form on our Become a Member page. Once submitted, one of our team will be in touch within five working days to confirm your eligibility and to share details about how to pay your membership fee. As soon as your payment is processed you will become an official member of London Youth, and we’ll send you our Membership Pack and our Member logo that you are free to use.

How much is membership and how do I pay?
Membership costs £125 per organisation for each membership year (1 April – 31 March). After submitting your membership form, you will receive instructions on how to make your payment. You can do this easily online with a debit or credit card.

If you join more than half way through the year (on October 1 or afterwards) you will pay a reduced rate of £65.

Can I pay in instalments?
You must pay your membership fee in one payment when you join or renew. If you have concerns about this please contact membership@londonyouth.org.

If I was a member in the past, can I re-join?
Yes, of course! If your membership has expired you will simply need to complete a new Application Form and pay the membership fee.

Who is eligible

What type of organisations can be members of London Youth?
We welcome a variety of organisations that work with and support young people in London. Our members represent the diversity of our city: theatres, sports clubs, arts organisations, urban farms, youth centres and more. Some members provide services to specific groups, such as homeless young people or refugees, and others work with young people on a wider scale. We also welcome organisations that are based within bigger community centres or organisations. You must directly deliver your work to children and/or young people in London, outside of statutory education settings.

Reasons to join

What are the benefits of being a member?
All our members have full access to our benefits package. To find out more about the opportunities that you could get involved in as a member, please visit our Member Benefits page.

Getting Involved

I’m a new member, how do I find out how to get involved?
We host regular “Getting Started” meetings for new members (and for existing members who want to refresh their knowledge). This are informal meetings to meet London Youth’s Membership team and learn about all aspects of our organisation and your membership. You can find out when the next Getting Started meeting is by checking our Events Calendar.

How do I sign up for trainings and events?
We regularly update our Events Calendar with the latest training, networks and special events on offer. Check the details for each event to find information about how to sign up.

How do I sign up for the member newsletter?
Your organisation’s primary contact(s) will be automatically added to the mailing list for our Member Newsletter, which is sent every two weeks and includes new opportunities, events, and relevant funding calls. If other colleagues at your organisation want to receive Member News, they can sign up here. Your Membership Development Officer will also send you regular updates with more locally-relevant information and opportunities.

Can I visit the outdoor activity centres?
London Youth operates two outdoor activity residential centres:

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are not able to offer residential visits just yet, but once we are able to reopen, members will benefit from a significant discount. Please contact the teams directly if you’d like to know more.

Updating your membership

How do I update my contact details?
Our main communication tool with members is email, so it’s important that we have your up-to-date contacts. If you want to tell us about any changes, please contact membership@londonyouth.org.

How do I cancel my membership?
If you are unhappy with your membership or would like to cancel for any reason, you can do so by contacting membership@londonyouth.org. Please note that the membership fee is non-refundable. We welcome feedback on our membership to help improve our services.