SWM gears up membership offer with new fee structure and benefits

SWM is changing its membership arrangements with the introduction of a new fee structure and an extension of member benefits from January 2016. The change marks another significant milestone in the development of the not-for-profit organisation which has over the last 10 years, established itself as the sustainability adviser for public, private and third sector leaders in the region.

Under the new scheme, effective from January 2016, SWM membership is no longer free of charge. Organisations will pay a sliding-scale annual membership fee according to a their size, from just £100 for the smallest enterprises, up to £1,000 for large private sector companies.

In return members have access to strategic, practical and profile-raising benefits including an individual annual review, a place at the annual conference, support for funding bids and a wide range of networking and promotional opportunities.

“It is thanks to our strong leadership and a vibrant membership that we have, over the last ten years, made a successful transition from grant-funded body to become the independent, project-driven organisation that we are today,” said SWM Chair Peter Braithwaite.  “This is the next step in our evolution, improving our financial stability and allowing us to pick up the pace towards our 2020 vision for a thriving, sustainable West Midlands.”

SWM welcomes applications from all types of private, public and third sector organisations based in the region that are willing to actively contribute to achieving its 2020 vision of a West Midlands that is economically productive, environmentally sustainable and socially just.

Members do not need to take any action immediately. All existing SWM members will receive a renewal letter in December including all the relevant member benefits, payment details and instructions for renewal. Members that joined SWM in 2015 will not be charged for membership until January 2017.

If you have any queries about new or existing membership please contact us on 0121 237 5890 or at enquiries@swm.org.uk.