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The transformative power of words

Become an associate

Associates in the hall

Free Word’s Associate scheme provides the opportunity to be part of a community of organisations working across literature, literacy and free expression. The scheme offers a range of benefits, allowing organisations to work with us in the way that suits them best. Benefits range from access to our space for flexible working to networking opportunities with like-minded organisations, from discounts on meetings rooms and space hire to assistance in promoting events and projects.

Through this scheme Free Word aims to amplify the work of organisations working in literature, literacy and free expression community, providing support and offering opportunities to form collaborations and share experiences.

Free Word offers four different levels of Associate membership, reflecting the way different organisations work, listed here below.

To become an associate, please complete and submit application form.

 

Free Word International Associate (£100 + VAT a year)

For organisations not based in the UK, providing a way to be connected and home for when visiting the UK. 

Benefits:

  • Monthly Associates Newsletter
  • Website space to promote your organisation
  • Signage in the Foyer
  • Opportunity to collaborate on Lines of Enquiry programme
  • Use of the Free Word logo
  • Use of Hot desks in Free Word offices
  • 20% discount on all space hire 

 

Free Word Associate 150 (£150 + VAT a year)

For organisations who want to stay in touch with their peer organisations, but don’t use the Centre that often

Benefits:

  • Monthly Associates Newsletter
  • Website space to promote your organisation
  • Signage in the Foyer
  • Opportunity to collaborate on Lines of Enquiry programme
  • Use of the Free Word logo
  • Use of Hot desks in Free Word offices
  • Access to industry networking events
  • 20% discount on lecture theatre/hall hire
  • Free Word may promote/ market your events – on line, in newsletter, in print
  • Opportunity to advertise jobs on the Free Word website
  • Access to workshops and training opportunities

 

Free Word Associate 250 (£250 + VAT a year)

For organisations who use the Centre regularly for working, meeting and events.

Benefits:

  • Monthly Associates Newsletter
  • Website space to promote your organisation
  • Signage in the Foyer
  • Opportunity to collaborate on Lines of Enquiry programme
  • Use of the Free Word logo
  • Access to industry networking events
  • 20% discount on space hire (all spaces) and hot desk hire
  • Free Word may promote/ market your events – on line, in newsletter, in print
  • Opportunity to advertise jobs on the Free Word website
  • Access to workshops and training opportunities
  • Invitation to Free Word social events
  • Limited use of the Free Word hall for flexible working[1]

 

Free Word Associate 450 (£450 + VAT a year)

For organisations who use the Centre as a base and want the advantages of a regular space for flexible working.

Benefits:

  • Monthly Associates Newsletter
  • Website space to promote your organisation
  • Signage in the Foyer
  • Opportunity to collaborate on Lines of Enquiry programme
  • Use of the Free Word logo
  • Access to industry networking events
  • 30% discount on space hire (all spaces) and hot desk hire
  • Free Word may promote/ market your events – on line, in newsletter, in print
  • Opportunity to advertise jobs on the Free Word website
  • Access to workshops and training opportunities
  • Invitation to Free Word social events
  • Use of the Free Word hall for flexible working – any time for up to four people[2]
  • Use of Free Word photocopier, payment quarterly calculated on usage
  • Swipe card access to certain areas of the building

 

Registered Office Service

For an extra cost, Free Word also offers a Registered Office service as an optional extra for all Associates. This costs £150 and Free Word will act as the legal registered address and postal address for organisations.

Applying for membership

To become an Associate Membership, organisations must complete and submit an application form.

Organisations should:

  • Work in literature, literacy and free expression;
  • Support Free Word’s vision of the transformative power of words;
  • Take an active interest in the Free Word community; and
  • Generally be not-for-profit.

Profit making organisations may join for £350 + VAT a year and will receive benefits at the Associate 250 level

 


[1] This is subject to fair usage. It’s up to Associates how they use it, but we think its equivalent to one person half a week using the hall, roughly. This is probably for an Associate who uses the hall sporadically, rather than regularly.

[2] For more than 4 people we would suggest using a meeting room

 

 

Click here to download the Free Word Associate application form