Apply for concessionary membership

Your Application

Members with an annual income of less than £18,500 after tax may apply for the concessionary membership rate by completing this form. Please note that this includes income from all sources, such as your earnings, state benefits, pensions, private insurance, interest or dividends received from investments or any other income

We'll assess your application and let you know how to pay for your membership at the concessionary rate if you are successful. The concessionary rate is the same as for our Under 30s membership

If you are applying on grounds of low income and are not retired, we'll ask you to re-apply annually about a month before your renewal is due. If you are applying on medical grounds or are retired and on a low-income, you only need to apply once.

All information you give us will be kept strictly confidential. We may need to ask for substantiating evidence, such as:

  • Copies of pay slips for the last 3 months (with confirmation that they are expected to be similar for the next 12 months)

  • Up to date employment contract showing salary, or a letter from your employer confirming your salary

  • HMRC self assessment income calculation

  • Job Seekers’ Allowance/ housing or council benefit slips

  • Letter of redundancy / letter of termination of employment

  • Maternity leave details (MAT1 certificate or letter from employer)

  • Practice or business accounts summary from your Accountant

  • Letter from local GP/Doctor/ hospital or relevant health professional

  • bank statements covering the last 3 months

Please note that proof of being a student or retired does not count as proof of income.

Membership subscriptions support our charitable work and are generally subject to a small increase every two years based on inflation rates.

The information you provide in this claim form will be held securely on the SPAB's database and will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and 2018 Data Protection Bill. We will neither disclose, nor permit members of our staff to disclose, any confidential and/or personal information you provide unless required to do so by law. Your information will be used to assess your application for concessionary membership. If you consent to your claim being processed and us using your data in this way, please tick the box below. You can read more about how we store and use your personal data here.

If you have any questions about membership or your application, or would prefer to apply using a postal form, please contact us: membership@spab.org.uk, 020 7456 0901.

You may be able to speed up your application by sending supporting evidence via email to membership@spab.org.uk once you have submitted this form.