Becoming a member

Hoathly Hill Trust is a charitable company furthering the public benefit and the charitable aims of:

  • the advancement of education
  • the relief of persons in need, sickness, hardship and distress.

Hoathly Hill Trust actively encourages membership. Becoming a member supports our strength as a small organisation and we welcome members’ involvement.

Members of Hoathly Hill Trust have a special role in the organisation. Members can vote in trustee elections at our annual general meetings.

As a member, we ask you to agree to:

  • support our charitable objects.
  • accept liability of up to £10 in the unlikely event that Hoathly Hill Trust closes with debts. Liability lasts for a year after your membership ends.

Membership runs from 1 April to 31 March each year, but people can join at any time. You will be asked to renew your membership in March each year and you can resign by writing or emailing us at any time.

We communicate with our members through our annual general meetings, special communications to members, community meetings at Hoathly Hill Community, the Hoathly Hill Community Bulletin, through special events and through our website.

We ask you to make a yearly contribution of a minimum of £25.

These membership regulations are outlined in our Memorandum and Articles of Association.

More information about Hoathly Hill Trust as a charity is also available on the Charity Commission website.

Download a direct debit standing order here and send it back to us at Membership, Hoathly Hill Trust, Arc Hall, 29 Hoathly Hill, West Hoathly, West Sussex, RH19 4SJ.

And if you are a UK taxpayer, you can give us an extra 25p for every pound by downloading the Gift Aid form and sending it back to us.