Start: Free Members Membership Package Below are the key features of your free membership package: You will be invited to exclusive SEUK networking events and have the opportunity to engage with our expanding network of social enterprises, corporate partners and wider partners Discounts and priority booking for events will be made available to you You will be able to partake in our webinars free of charge – covering topics from trust law to how to most effectively engage journalists through your online content. On top of this you will receive regular communications updates and newsletters from SEUK that will support you and your social enterprise You are part of an ever-expanding and thriving network of social enterprises and we encourage you to wear your certified social enterprise badge proudly! If you would like to continue to support Social Enterprise UK and the sector more widely please leave your direct debit in place as a donation or contact our membership team ([email protected]) to discuss donating directly. If you are interested in upgrading your membership there are further benefits available, you can read about these here. FAQs Q: Why have you made membership free for small and start up social enterprises? A: We want to build upon the excellent work the sector is doing; as the largest network and leading authority we want to increase our mandate and representation. We recognise how difficult it is for social enterprises in the early stages of business development – we therefore are opening are doors to allow everyone to join the movement as early as possible. Q: I used to be a ‘£75’ member and now my membership is free – will I be provided with the same services and benefits? A: By making membership free we have had to slightly revise the membership package. The main changes are as follows: Access to our online members area is now only available to paid members Free members can access but will not be able to host webinars As a free member support from SEUK will be primarily via email communication rather than over the phone Q: I paid my membership fee in the last 12 months - will this be honoured until my renewal date? A: SEUK will honour all ongoing memberships, upon the renewal date these will become free memberships and the offer will be in line with that described on our About Membership page. If you would like to retain certain benefits you can upgrade your membership to Band 2 (£175pa). Q: Can I be paid member if my turnover is under £100,000? A: Yes, you are welcome to join the Band 2 - £175 cohort if you would like to receive the additional benefits.