LinkAge Network has launched a membership facility of the charity to:

  • Connect individuals, groups and organisations across the West of England
  • Share knowledge, resources and skills
  • Strengthen community provision for people aged 55+

Membership is open to:

  • groups and organisations who work to strengthen community provision for people aged 55+, and
  • individuals who are personally interested in community provision for people aged 55+

Organisations and individuals may come from anywhere in the West of England.

Being part of the LinkAge Network is really beneficial to Bristol Charities community development projects. It gives the project workers a chance to network with other community development workers and organisations, which can support partnership working across the areas that we work in". Tracey Dowling, Senior Development Manager at Bristol Charities.

Benefits of membership:

Resources
Members will have access to valuable resources secured by the LinkAge Network, such as support offered by local businesses and small pots of funds. For example, in 2017 we disseminated nearly £5,000 to support cookery sessions and £1,500 to support Christmas activities.

Communications
Members can use the LinkAge Network’s wide-reaching communications to promote their projects, reach local older people and connect with other Network members. We have a newly launched website, 1800 followers on Twitter, 560 followers on Facebook, and over 700 people receive our monthly enewsletter.

LinkAge Network brand
Members have the right to use the ‘Part of the LinkAge Network’ logo. LinkAge is already a locally recognised brand, trusted by residents of Bristol.

Networking events
The LinkAge Network will deliver networking events solely for Network members. Events will connect you with others to generate ideas, debate challenges and share solutions. They will also focus on the above benefits of the Network and how you can make the most out of your membership.

What’s on Guides*
Members will be able to purchase their own What’s on Guides at a reduced rate. The What’s on Guides are well-known and valued; with the LinkAge Network printing 20,000+ copies in 2017, and we still get asked for more!

Database*
Members will be able to purchase the use of the LinkAge Network database which is built to support community development work and which will also meet all Data Protection Act requirements. The database can record contact details, track user journeys and run reports.

 

Income up to Annual membership fee
Unfunded group Free
Private individual £5
£10,000 £10
£50,000 £50
£100,000 £100
£1,000,000 £250
£1,000,000+ £300

*These benefits are not included in the standard membership fee, and can be purchased at an added fee. 

 

To make an enquiry about joining the Network please click here.

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