Memberships

Join The Friends of Gravity FM

gocardlessThe Friends of Gravity FM is a charitable members association established to support Gravity FM and community media in the Grantham area.  Membership is also open to the general public, community groups and corporate bodies wishing to support the station.

There are a variety of different memberships available to ensure the organisation is fully inclusive and accessible to all.  To join, all you need to do is choose an appropriate membership class, decide how you would like to pay and use the relevant link to set up your Direct Debit via the secure service provided by GoCardless.  Your payments are managed by GoCardless.com on our behalf and you are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

If you are unable to pay by Direct Debit, please see the section below for other payment options for our memberships.

Full Membership

Full members of the Friends of Gravity FM have full voting rights within the organisation.  This membership category is open to all those aged 18 years and over and is the category adult presenters are expected to join.

Online payment options:

Pay Monthly - £5 - Click here for secure payment

Pay Quarterly - £13.50 - Click here for secure payment

Pay Annually - £48 - Click here for secure payment

Associate Membership

Associate membership of the Friends of Gravity FM is for those who wish to support the station, keep up-to-date with developments, find out more and be involved in setting the future direction of the station.  This membership category is not intended for active volunteers and is not open to station presenters.  Associate members do not have formal voting rights (i.e. they are supporters and not association members under the Constitution).

Online payment options:

Pay Monthly - £1.50 - Click here for secure payment

Pay Quarterly - £4 - Click here for secure payment

Pay Annually - £14.50 - Click here for secure payment

Youth & Student Membership

Youth and Student members of the Friends of Gravity FM have full voting rights within the organisation once they reach the age of 18 years (sorry but this is a legal restriction).  This membership category is open to all those aged under 19 years on the 31st August each year.  It is also available to full-time students on an approved course at a recognised educational establishment including all those currently undertaking a recognised apprenticeship.

Online payment options:

Pay Monthly - £2 - Click here for secure payment

Pay Quarterly - £5.50 - Click here for secure payment

Pay Annually - £19 - Click here for secure payment

Family Membership

Family membership of the Friends of Gravity FM has been designed to make it affordable for the whole family to get involved.  Covering up to two adults and their dependent children living together this single package provides up to two Full Memberships and an unlimited number of Associate Memberships for little over the cost of two full memberships.

Online payment options:

Pay Monthly - £11 - Click here for secure payment

Pay Quarterly - £29.50 - Click here for secure payment

Pay Annually - £105.50 - Click here for secure payment

Corporate Membership

Corporate membership of the Friends of Gravity FM is available to community groups, charities, companies and associations that have an interest in supporting the organisation.  Some use our services, some have formal partnerships with us and others just want to show their support for their local radio station.  We deal with corporate memberships on a case by case basis so please contact us for further information.

For more information:

Email us for more information

 

Honorary Life Membership

Honorary Life Membership of the Friends of Gravity FM has been designed to recognise major donors and those who have made truly exceptional contributions to the organisation.  Honorary Life Members have full voting rights (once they reach the age of 18 years) and membership lasts for a lifetime.

Online payment options:

One Off Payment - £1000 - Click here for secure payment

 

Other Payment Options

If you are unable to pay by Direct Debit we can still accept payment by cheque, postal order or bankers draft made payable to "Friends of Gravity FM".  We can also accept cash but please do not send this via the postal system.  However, the increased administration costs mean that we are unable to offer a discount on our basic monthly rate and require payment on an annual basis.

To pay by any of these methods please print off a membership form, complete it and return it with your payment to The Friends of Gravity FM, New Lodge, Riverside Walk, Grantham, NG31 9AN.

Our policy on membership fees

The Friends of Gravity FM is committed to being a fully inclusive organisation and works hard to ensure our fees are not prohibitively expensive.  This is a summary of the rationale that our Trustees use to set the membership fees:

  1. The basic monthly fees for individual memberships (Full and Youth & Student) are set as a proportion of the hourly National Minimum Wage for these groups.  We currently use 75% of the adult rate (£6.50) and the apprentice rate (currently £2.73).
  2. The basic monthly fee for Associate memberships is set as a proportion (20%) of the hourly National Minimum Wage for adults.
  3. The basic monthly fee for Family memberships is set as the sum of two Full memberships and one Associate membership.
  4. To reflect the reduced administration costs, we are then able to offer discounts for automated payments (Direct Debits).  If you pay quarterly you currently receive a 10% discount and annually a 20% discount.
  5. Honorary Life Memberships are automatically given to those contributing 200 times the basic monthly Full membership fee.
  6. Finally all fees are then rounded to the nearest 50p.