FOIRP is run and supported by volunteers. Hence the labour for things we do on a regular basis doesn't cost us anything. However, materials and equipment often do. We also have various overheads, such as Insurance to cover anything that happens to our volunteers or indeed members of the public when we are working in the Park or organising events such as fundraisers. Also things like leaflets, posters and banners to advertise what we are doing, such as the Playground Regeneration Appeal. This needs to be funded.
When we apply for funds to pay for specific projects we usually get the funds for just that. For example, the new Children's Bins in the Playground or the design of the new signage, or the seeds for the wildflower areas, or the bulbs for our annual bulb planting. What we lack is core funding to support the general running of the organisation. So we have decided to have a Membership Scheme with modest annual fees which will help to underpin the overheads and recurring costs that the organisation has to meet.
FOIRP is now a Registered Charity (No. 1189048). We are registered under "Association" Model Rules, which means we will have a membership which can vote on key issues and elect the organisation's Committee. You can see a copy of our Rules by clicking on this link.
As a member we will keep you informed regularly about what we are thinking and doing, and from time to time ( and at least once a year) we will have a General Meeting where you can review our finances and discuss directly with the Committee what they have been doing. And of course you can vote on membership of the Committee that runs FOIRP.
If you would like to become a Member of Friends of Ilkley Riverside Parks and support the ongoing work that we do you can do so by the following means:.
1. Complete the Membership Form via the button at the bottom of this page. The information we require is very minimal as we do not wish to hold too many of your personal details.
NB: Once you have completed the form and submitted you should check the category of membership you wish to join and make the appropriate payment by one of the methods below
2. You can pay your membership either via cheque, made payable to "Friends of Ilkley Riverside Parks" and send it to:
The Chair, FOIRP, 12 Lister Street, Ilkley, LS29 9ET (Please write "Membership" on back of cheque)
3. Or you can pay via a bank transfer to|:
Our Natwest Account: Account Name: Friends of Ilkley Riverside Park Account No.63645122 Sort Code: 53-61-23
NB: Please write "Your Name and Membership" in the description box of the online payment
2022/23 Membership Fees are as follows:
Individual Membership £10.00
Family Membership £15.00
Corporate Membership £25.00
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