To apply for Association membership, you should first read our Rules and Membership Policy.
If you are eligible to become a member, you can then complete the Application Form on Page 6 of the policy, returning it to us at the address The Priory, Canaan Lane, Edinburgh, EH10 4SG. Your application will be considered at the next meeting of the Board of Management. If your application is successful, you will receive one share in the Association for your payment fee of £1; if your application is unsuccessful your £1 fee will be returned to you.
For the Rules, Membership Policy and Application Form, please see https://www.arkha.org.uk/how-we-work/becoming-a-member.
Benefits of Membership
- Life membership for a one-off payment of £1 (subject to our Rules and Membership Policy - see above)
- Entitlement to attend and vote at a General Meeting
- Members may stand for election to the Board of Management (as long as there is no reason for disqualification).
Applying for Membership
8.1 To apply for membership, you must send an application form and one pound to the Secretary at our registered office. Our Committee will consider your application at its next meeting or as soon as possible after that. We will return your money if we do not approve your application. An application for membership will not be considered by the Committee within the 14 day period occurring before the date of a general meeting.
8.2 If we approve your application, you will immediately become a member of the Association and your name will be included in our Register of Members
referred to in Rule 67 within seven working days. You will then be issued one share in the Association.
8.3 If you are a representative of an organisation which is a member of the Association, you cannot be a member of the Association as an individual yourself. If you are already a member as an individual when you start to represent an organisation which is a member, we will suspend your membership as an individual, until such times as you are no longer a representative of an organisation which is a member.
9 You must be at least 18 years old to apply for membership unless you are already our tenant. If you are our tenant, you can apply for membership from
the age of 16.
10 No member can hold more than one share in the Association.
11 If you change your address, you must let us know by writing to our Secretary at our registered office within three months. This rule does not apply if you are our tenant and have moved home by transferring your tenancy to another property owned and managed by the Association.
For further information, please get in touch.