Membership types and subscriptions

Membership types

Member

Full membership is open to national voluntary (non-statutory, non-profit) organisations who represent patients, service users, families and carers, who in addition to the full benefits of membership, will have a right to vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), have the right to nominate a trustee and an opportunity to influence our strategic direction. Subscriptions are income assessed.

Full affiliate membership is open to regional neurological alliances operating on a non-statutory, non-profit basis. Affiliate members will pay a subscription rate which is not income assessed.

Associate

Associate status is open to non-profit professional associations and statutory authorities who will play an active part in the Alliance but do not have the right to nominate a trustee or vote at the AGM. Subscriptions are income assessed.

Regional associations of neurological organisations are also associates. They are staff led groups and will pay a subscription rate which is not income assessed.

Corporate supporters

Corporate supporter status is open to for-profit organisations, who cannot vote at the AGM or nominate a trustee, and cannot influence our policy direction, but are able to participate in Alliance events and keep up to date with policy and news affecting people with a neurological condition.

Our 2021 corporate supporters are:

  • Abbvie/Allergan
  • Biogen
  • Boston Scientific
  • Kyowa Kirin
  • Merck Serono
  • Novartis
  • Roche
  • Sanofi
  • Teva
  • UCB

Please read through our relationships policy which ensures that in seeking and securing non-member funding the Alliance has a clearly understood way of working, underpinned by high ethical principles.

Revised Costs of Membership subscriptions

In April 2021 the Board of Trustees agreed to introduce a more refined scheme of payments for members charities with an income of less than £100K with the introduction of fees of £50,£30 and £5 as below. The other fees remain at 2019–20 levels, as follows:

IncomeMembersAssociates
Regional group£1£1
Under £5,000£5£5
Under £30,000£30£30
Under £50,000£50£50
Under £100,000£107£107
100k–250k£220£220
250k–500k£505£505
500k–1 million£735£735
1–2 million£1,133£1,133
2–5 million£2,654£2,654
5–10 million£5,689£5,689
10–20 million£11,376£5,999
20 million plus£16,685£5,999