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Chippenham Collective is run by its members for its members


A message for potential members

We know that starting something new can be difficult.

It can be hard to take that first step and hard to make any sort of commitment, especially if you are feeling low.

We do understand this, so don't worry about 'messing us around'. We know it can take time to get settled in to a new routine and to feel comfortable with new people.

Lots of people need time to think between each step they take when starting something new - there is no rush at our end.

Let us know if there is anything we can do to make things easier for you and, if you can't face joining us now, get back to us when things get a little easier for you.



Become a member

Chippenham Collective is registered as an association Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with the Charity Commission (Charity Number 1203080).

This is a particular type of charity with members who all have a vote on important decisions at general meetings.

Everyone who has an involvement with the charity will automatically become a member with a vote. There is no membership fee.

Active members are:

  • Participants in our activities
  • Volunteers who provide social suppport to the participants
  • Volunteers who lead the gardening and conservation activities
  • Trustees

Non-active members (who can also vote) may include:

  • Friends and family of active members
  • Representatives of other organisations interested in the work of Chippenham Collective






How to become a member

Start by contacting Chippenham Collective so we can guide you

We will have a chat with you in person, by phone or by email - whatever suits you.

Often we will invite you to a session so you can see what it is like. (Note that this is not possible in every case.)

If you like what you hear or see, you will need to complete some forms but we can help you with this.

  • A membership application form - which helps us understand your strengths and needs.
  • A monitoring form - which helps us with our funding applications.
  • An online basic DBS form - only if you will be in a support role.

We also ask all our members to sign up to a code of conduct.

Any personal information you give us will be kept securely in line with our policy on privacy and personal data and our policy on DBS checks.



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