MEMBERSHIP OF THE SOCIETY
The Grantown Society is a SCIO: that is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation ie a charity. Our number is SC050104.
Membership of The Society is open to anyone over 16 who supports the aims and activities of the organisation. The membership fee is currently £10 and does not need to be renewed annually. It provides ready access to information about events and meetings. It gives opportunities to help shape and direct the Society’s influence and activities. It provides the Society with strength, support and stability. The larger the membership the more influence the Society has in helping to shape the future of our town based on its unique and very special Heritage.
The Society depends on a modest annual voluntary subscription from members, and ‘open’ collections taken at meetings, for its working funds. Although meetings are open to members and non-members alike being a ‘member’ ensures that you receive advance notice of the Society’s activities and notifications of any unforeseen alterations to the published programme. Members are identified as "local" (or ordinary) and "strathspey" or "national" (or associate) according to postcode/community council area.
New members are always welcome.
Send your application to
Bill Steele 15a Strathspey Drive Grantown on Spey PH26 3EY or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please fill in the data protection form so that we have your permission to hold your contact details and can contact you.
There is a one-off Membership joining fee of £10. To provide regular income we rely on subscriptions and donations. A suggested annual subscription is currently£10.00 per person – cheques payable to “The Grantown Society” Alternatively, you can pay by bank transfer (BACS) to the Grantown Society SCIO account – Sort Code 83-22-19 / Account Number 00139104; insert your full name in the BACS reference box.
You may also wish to complete the Gift Aid form.
Bill Steele email@example.com
15a Strathspey Drive Grantown on Spey PH26 3EY Tel: 01479870154
To join the Society, please copy and complete the "Membership Invitation Form"
If you are already a member, there is no need to renew your membership though, if you have not done so, you might consider ensuring all your donations are treated as Gift Aid.
Inland Revenue has confirmed that our annual subscription will qualify for a Gift Aid Claim; this will boost our funds by 25% of the subscription if everyone is a tax-payer and completes the Declaration
- You must pay Income Tax on wages, pensions or on Bank Interest etc.
- The amount of your Income Tax must be at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities which you support will reclaim on your gifts.
- You only need to complete the form once (not Annually)
- You must inform us if you stop paying Income Tax
Apart from any project grants we may receive, the Society's only income for running and development costs comes from donations. If you would like to support our work donations can be paid in the same way as subscription. Donations can be mde in cash, by cheque or bank transfer. Please send a cheque for your subscription, and/or donation and hand in to any Trustee or send to
Bill Steele, 15a Strathspey Drive, Grantown-on Spey PH26 3EY Or arrange a bank transfer to the Society’s account with your name as reference
Royal Bank of Scotland Sort Code 8322-19 Account Number 00139104
Membership can be cancelled at any time by contacting the membership secretary or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Grantown Society SCIO Constitution and policies
The Grantown Society was formed in 1974. Membership is open to anyone interested in the purposes of the Society, which are the advancement of:
a) education of the Community about its environment, culture, heritage and/or history.
b) citizenship or community development.
c) arts, heritage, culture or science through appropriate media.
d) environmental protection or improvement including preservation, sustainable development or provision of environmental amenities for the Community and/or the preservation of buildings or sites of architectural, historic or other imporance to the Community.
Members of The Grantown Society must always act in the best interests of the Society and seek, in good faith, to ensure the Society acts in a manner which is consistent with its charitable purposes. Members' contact details are held by The Grantown Society and used only for notification of administrative matters concerning membership, Society Events and other Society activities.
The Data Protection Act 2018 controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. Everyone responsible for using personal data has to follow strict rules called 'data protection principles'. They must make sure the information is: *used fairly, lawfully and transparently; *used for specified, explicit purposes; *used in a way that is adequate, relevant and limited to only what is necessary; *accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; *kept for no longer than is necessary; *handled in a way that ensures appropriate security, including protection against unlawful or unauthorised processing, access, loss, destruction or damage.