Partisan Collective relies on members to help finance itself and build a democracy. Our membership tiers are a sliding scale based on how financial comfortable you are and your ability to give.
Cooperative Members along with staff form our multi-stakeholder cooperative, meaning you’re now a legal owner of Partisan Collective LTD and can have a direct say in how Partisan is run.
Cooperative Members Agreement
Rights of Partisan Cooperative Members
- You can vote and contribute in Team Meetings, GM’s and AGM’s.
- You can apply for a role on the board if you wish. (After 3 months of Cooperative Membership)
- You can participate in making rules within the remit of their team, GM’s and AGM’s.
- You can propose what is on the agenda of any forthcoming GM’s or AGM’s
- To be granted access to all reports and minutes necessary to inform you about all aspects of Partisan Collective.
- You can state your objection to a proposal and have it noted in the minutes.
- Have your objections and views taken seriously with in your team meetings, GM’s or AGM’s.
- You can swap to a community membership at any time after giving 30 days’ notice
- You can withdraw your membership at any time after giving 30 days’ notice
Obligations of Partisan Cooperative Members
- To sign and adhere to the values agreement.
- To undergo the initial an induction with the Membership Team and find an area of partisan you would like to be involved in.
- To contribute as much as possible to the advancement of the Partisan Cooperative and attend as many meetings as possible for your chosen team(s).
- To promote a safe environment by informally and formally holding others accountable in line with our values.
- To attend a minimum of 4 out of 6 General Meetings (GM) per year (a proxy can be sent in your place if you’re unable to attend)
- To attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) (a proxy can be sent in your place if you’re unable to attend)
- You must inform the Membership Coordinator of your chosen proxy prior to any meeting
- A Proxy is another cooperative member who you ask to advocate on your behalf during the meeting
We value acceptance and equality which means no discrimination of any kind
We value respect towards one another and wish to create a safe space for all our members, so abusive language towards others is not acceptable
We value consent, therefor unwanted attention of any kind is not tolerated
We wish to create a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community, therefor respecting pronouns is essential
By signing up for membership you are also agreeing to adhere to the cooperative members agreement and values statement outlined above
Want to get involved as a volunteer? Once you’ve signed up, you’ll get an email from us saying ‘Your Partisan order is now complete’, which contains everything you need to know to get started.
If you would like to pay annually, you can do so through Direct Debit or card by adding the relevant membership level to your basket.
Click here if you would prefer to pay monthly instead (starts from £1 a month).
For our more casual membership option please click here – Community Membership
If you would like to become a Partisan member but are unable to pay membership fees, please get in touch with us at email@example.com and we will do our best to help.
Please choose the tier that fits you best:
– I am able to meet my basic needs* but I actively have to think about meeting them in the most affordable ways I can. I have small, varying amounts of expendable income** which means budgeting is often a big source of stress. I need to live in the cheapest place available to me and I struggle to afford any holidays/trips away.
– My lack of savings, family support, and inherited wealth (currently and in the future) means that I worry about my future financial situation.
£20 / year
– I need to keep an eye on my expandable income spending, which can be a source of concern, but I’m able to consider the desirability of where I live in my accommodations choices and can afford a holiday/s or trips away each year.
– My modest savings, family support, and inherited wealth (currently and in the future) gives me a small safety net if I ever needed it. This means I don’t often feel stressed about my financial future.
£50 / year
– Spending my expendable income doesn’t cause me regular concern or stress, and I can do so in ways that bring me satisfaction. I rent a desirable property or own my own home, and get to go on holidays/trips away a few times a year.
– I have either sizeable savings, family support if need be, or inherited wealth (or I stand to inherit money/part of a house in the future). This means I don’t worry about any debt I have, or my financial future. I feel secure.
(*BASIC NEEDS include food, housing, clothing, and transportation. **EXPENDABLE INCOME might mean you are able to buy coffee or tea at a shop, go to the cinema or a concert, buy new clothes, books and similar items each month, etc.)(We’d like to acknowledge that our tier system is based on the ticketing system used by the Scottish Queer International Film Festival.)